Owl always love you

A couple of years ago, I whipped up this little beauty using this fabulous design.

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It still to this day is one of my favourite jumpers (especially now that I can fit into it again!) and receives many compliments.  Papa-dearest is an avid Owl fan and has been hounding me to knit him something Owl-esque ever since. Unbeknownst to him I started on a sweater not long afterwards annnnnnd two years later it is finally finished!

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I Moss be dreaming

Introducing the Moss Cowl. This is perhaps one of the easiest knits ever and my go-to for cowls when you want them done quickly – no fuss, no muss.

DSC00482This little gem is for my brother’s gorgeous lady-friend. I knit one for her a while ago but it was misplaced and this was so easy that I had no worries whipping up another one for her.

DSC00481I used a chunky wool with 12mm needles because I wanted some bulk but a nice drape. Have done it with DK weight wool and size 8 needles also and was perfectly fine. The basic pattern is as follows…

Cast on 15 stitches (you can make this as wide or as skinny as you want just make sure there are an uneven number of stitches)

Row 1: *K1, P1* across ending on a knit.

Repeat until scarf is desired length (I kept going until I could wrap it comfortably around my neck twice).

Bind off using a stretchy bind off

Sew together, block lightly and enjoy.

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Playful Stripes

Yet another gift for a baby-to-be is the Playful Stripes baby blanket. This time for a close friend and partner-in-craft.

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‘Ello Ellybobs

So many friends are about to have babies! Luckily I’ve been laid up with an injury so that gives me plenty of opportunity for knitting all sorts of baby-cuteness!IMG_1378

 

 

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La-la-la-lola

Recently a friend of mine did some research and gave me some advice on starting a small business. To thank her I wanted to make her something cute yet practical that wouldn’t take a lot of time…. Enter LOLA.

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Jeckyll and Hyde

A few months ago, I pinned (and shared on Midweek Inspiration) this little number….

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I finally found the right sized needles and got cracking.

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Feeling a little bit Smaug

Well, I can finally start crossing items off my list!!! This makes my face so happy. I’m finally recovered from my month long series of colds and feeling almost back to normal!

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Sands of Blue

For the past six weeks I have been chipping away at this looooverly cardigan! I would have liked it finished sooner but life seems to be getting in the way of all my crafting endeavours at the moment. It seriously feels like I’ve been working on it forever!

Green is the new Blue

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Owl do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

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It isn’t often these days that I get to make things for myself. Most of the things that are made in this household are either created specifically to be given as gifts or are for the house itself (case and point). Needless to say, I was pretty excited to make myself a jumper, and my first knitted one at that.

A friend and I went halves in this wonderful pattern by Kate Davies quite sometime ago now, when I was a very novice knitter and wanted something to aspire to. Not to say that I am by any means the best knitter around, but I am more confident in my skills and willing to branch out and try new things. Plus the OWLS are just too cute!

It was a fairly simple knit, from the bottom up. The hardest part were the owls themselves as I hadn’t cabled before. Once I had them figured out it was smooth sailing until the end. I used a thinner weight wool that recommended in the pattern because I wanted it a bit slouchy, I also lengthened the torso because I like my jumpers long.

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