Monday, September 26, 2011

Knitting projects

My project this summer was based on a little summer jumper I made for Mel twenty seven years ago. I knit her a little white jumper with a red and yellow stripe, she was so cute wearing it under her Levi's dungarees. I wanted to make Isla something similar. I purchased some wool at Lidl, and could not find a pattern.

My mum always says that "necessity is the mother of invention" so taking her advice, I made my own pattern, guessing the size, and finding the challenge easier than I had expected. In a couple of hours I had finished this stripe jumper, choosing a button for the back closing and sewing it up just in time for our visit to Belgium.

Isla looked so cute wearing it, I could see where I will have to tweak some of the pattern, but overall I am quite pleased with my efforts.

I made a Denis the Menace hat for my little friend James a few weeks ago, and I also completed a Debbie Bliss baby kimono that was on the needles for almost three years. There is great satisfaction in completing a project.

I still have two other projects on the needles. The Aran blanket (two years on the needles and getting longer each month), a sublime oatmeal (organic merino wool) cardi for myself, I will have to complete them before the Knitting and Stitching show (Dublin) 10th-14th November so I can shop for new projects. I will be volunteering at the Knit 1 Pass it on stand again this year.

What do you have on your needles at the moment?

Big hugs,



Mummy Boo Bear said...

Awww cute jumper!Just love the little stripe. And I would not know where to begin in winging it! Clever you.

I am in the middle of a few projects at the mo. I am knitting some wrist warmers for my girls. Just finished one pair about to start another! I am very much a novice when it comes to knitting. I also have a crochet blanket on the go too! And have been hankering after making myself a shawl. Plus a zillion other little projects to make and do at the back of my mind! I best get on with it! lol.


Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Margie...So you have been a busy bee while I have been having my Summer break...your little jumper is lovely...and you do feel such a great sense of achievement when you manage to finish all those w.i.p's don't you?....I have a blanket that I am determined to complete over the Winter months...fingers crossed!
Susan x

Annie said...

What a gorgeous little sweater. She does look so cute in it :D

On my needles right now ... a baby sweater, a Demne hat and a Murrow scarf (all my own designs, with patterns to follow eventually :) )

Julie M said...

Love the picture of Isla busy as a little bee in her new jumper, Margie!! I'm knitting a scarf using "Loopy" wool at the moment - big needles, only 5 stitches to a row - too easy!!!

Julie x

Jojo Caramel said...

Very nice!