Monday, October 03, 2011

The nights are drawing in, there's a nip in the air so obviously it's time to get out the knitting that's lain abandoned in a basket in a corner of the sitting room since the clocks went forward at the end of March.

I hadn't knitted in years. Who had? But then I kept seeing books with knitting heroines and I remembered the pleasure of it. I used to love knitting. But still I didn't actually hunt out my pins. But then my lovely granddaughter arrived and I found myself walking into the wool shop in the Arcade and drooling over the patterns, the yarn.

It was a whole new world. No longer were baby clothes restricted to white, pink, blue or yellow. Babies wore strange and beautiful colours. Yarn was gorgeously soft Cashmerino I went knitting crazy for a while, but then the days grew longer, the garden called and projects languished.

There's the panda jumper I'm making for my granddaughter.

The shrug for my daughter (a really difficult pattern and I don't think that is going to ever get finished. And there's a pile of patterns and wool that I bought in a rush of enthusiasm.

Would she like this cupcake hat?

She does love a hat.

Or what about this frog outfit?

Probably not. She's not a baby any more, but a a little lady. Time for that ballet cross-over I think.

Yay, to the end of the wip and hooray for knitting!


Kaelee said...

I love the panda sweater. I used to knit but nothing very complicated. I used to crochet and cross stitch as well. Now I just read in my leisure time. I do get itchy fingers when I see the new yarns they have. Some of them are just so unique.

Liz Fielding said...

Hi Kaelee

I've recently renewed my love with knitting and made some gorgeous stuff for the grandbaby. The new yarns are just so beautiful and it's lovely to have something unique.

My daughter crochets and I knit so Cora isn't short of "stuff" :)

Nell Dixon said...

When my 3 girls were small I was a sucker for any outfit that included a cute hat. Love that frog suit

Lacey Devlin said...

I can't pick a favorite. What fantastic patterns!!

Liz Fielding said...

Hi Nell! Cora loves dressing up and she'd always loved hats! Knitting small stuff for babies is such fun.

Liz Fielding said...

I have so many patterns, Lacey. The frog is cute, but you should see the cow!

Anonymous said...

Cute patterns. I started a tea cosy, but it's surprising how fiddly small items are. Easier to knit a chunky jumper.