Monday, 10 March 2014

Knitting a kyoto

So the baby is almost one and there has been a distinct lack of knitted loveliness in her life. A birthday approaching and a super sweet pattern found, I plan to rectify this. Here is the cute cardigan I am hoping she will be wearing on her first birthday.  I hope writing this will give me the motivation to blow the dust of my needles.


These sweet booties were  the last thing I knitted for her; escaping from the builders last year I made these before she was here. 


Whilst grocery shopping late last night I found some rather lovely craft books and wool amidst the lemonade and work boots, Aldi is a little random at times.  This purple wool with a hint of sparkle will be a huge hit with her older sister if not appreciated by the smallest one. Three balls of wool for a fiver makes me a happy knitter and feel slightly less guilty about buying another craft book. I think the Kyoto pattern will look super sweet in the turquoise wool.


The pressure is on to finish her cardigan in a fortnight, maybe I will just sew her a super fast birthday spring skirt instead!


Are you a deadline crafter or does that take away the relaxation side of making for you?




23 comments:

  1. I started and finished two quilts in December. One was a double size for KL, the other was a lap size for K and A , along with 3 matching cushions. It was a mad dash to get them done, and whilst I loved the finished articles, I didn't enjoy the process as much as I usually do when I'm crafting.

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  2. deadlines terrify me. but I do better at finishing things if I have one...........

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  3. Oh that cardigan is lovely! I hate deadlines, they make me want to rebel!

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  4. The cardi looks lovely and I hope you manage to finish it in time! One year old, amazing! Where does the time go?

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  5. I'm an eager starter but a dreadfully slow finisher offer! I've a teeny cardigan here almost done. It's been almost done for two weeks! Why won't I just get on and DO it?!!!!

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    1. Almost done is the worst, motivation seems to disappear at that point!

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  6. That is such a beautiful cardi, Grace, your little one will look lovely in it, and those yarn colours are gorgeous - I love mauve and aqua together! Joy x

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  7. Where has that year gone?! I'm a bit of both - sometimes I need a deadline and it does make me more focused but other times I only want to do what I'm in the mood for! Lovely cardi. xXx

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    1. A bit of both is the best way x

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  8. With such a busy household I don't know how you find the time but I'm sure if you make your mind up to have it completed your steely determination will make it so.

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    1. There may be a few late nights!

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  9. It's always good to have a deadline & to try & determinedly stick to them! I' m determined to set myself some simple realistic projects soon, if you can do it with 7 I'm sure I can rustle something up with 2! Love the booties - yet to get into knitting, learnt to knit years ago but not to cast off..

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    1. Casting off is easy, you tube is helpful or drop me an email xx

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  10. I've picked up some random (but good) quilting books in Aldi before, they seem to sell all sorts. I think the cardi will look great in the turquoise wool. I sometimes need a deadline to stop me from having six WIPs on the go at once and to make me finish something! x

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    1. Aldi is certainly random, but the books are great, will look out for quilting ones x

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  11. Ah should have read your post earlier with the Aldi craft tip! Though I suppose I've saved some money! Just finished sewing costumes for school production so having hiatus.

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    1. School costumes, you good mummy! xx

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