I have managed to get a bit mo……..

I have been missing in action recently so this post was started on 23rd March and it is now 21st April.  That is almost a month away from doing blog posts. The post I was going to do was about a cardigan I was knitting for my granddaughter. I mentioned this cardigan in a previous post.I have managed to get a bit more knitting done while the Cricket Test has been on in India. (The Test finished quite some time ago. )

I have completed the body of the cardigan and I am now onto the sleeves.(That has also progressed. )

Since starting this post the cardigan is now completed and my granddaughter has been wearing it.  Onto the next project.

 

The most interesting little shop in Lakes

Stitches ‘N’ Things

I have no photo of the shop but it is only a tiny shop in the main street of Lakes Entrance.

Recently I made a return visit to this wonderful shop.  It is a treasure trove of all things you need for knitting, crochet and sewing, but not dressmaking patterns or dress fabric.  There is so much to see in this small shop.  It is crammed full of all you could possibly need.

The shop is run by Karen and she is a mine of information on all matters relating to the above mentioned hobbies.  I have asked her for assistance on several occasions and she willingly provides the answers.

I was visiting because I needed to purchase some wool for a project I am about to begin in readiness for winter.

I am using an old pattern I had and my stash doesn’t have enough of one colour to enable me to make this cardigan so I had to purchase some.

While I was there I saw the most beautiful crocheted baby’s jacket made out of cotton and even though I have no baby to knit for at the moment I know there are a couple of acquaintances that are expecting so I also bought the pattern for the jacket and the cotton to go with it.  I get trapped every time I go into this shop.

The pattern calls for merino and silk but the sample in the shop was made with this particular cotton and it looked magnificent.  It was in pink shades but I have chosen more sea/type colours.

Check out Karen’s website if you live in Australia she may be able to supply you with the things you need or things you didn’t know you needed.

 

Cricket and craft. . . .summer is here

The first series of One Day Internationals in the cricket has just finished and we are about to embark on a Test Series with Pakistan.  I love when the cricket is on as I can justify sitting down to watch it by doing some knitting, sewing or crocheting.

While the ODIs were on I managed to complete a few items.  This cardigan is the first item.

cardiganI have knitted this pattern before. The pattern is free and you can read about the first version here.

 This one I knitted in 2012.  I didn’t end up using the bow just leaving the cardigan without fastening.