Wow, four weeks since my last post. I have had a very busy four weeks, which included a holiday with my family and also my sister in laws family to the Gold Coast, Australia.
Here are some photos from our holiday...
|Melissa taking photos of the dolphins before the dolphin show - Sea World|
|The dolphins performing - Sea World|
Sadly it all ended too soon, and we are now all freezing our butts off in Christchurch again - not to mention getting shaken out of bed by earthquakes most nights too.
I had grand plans of getting quite a bit of knitting done while away, but as I said above, we had such full on days that I didn't have any energy left for knitting once the girls were in bed.
I did manage to knit about half of a cardigan for my nieces birthday while away. This is an Olearia cardigan in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury, the colour is Baby Blossom.
And here is a photo of my niece Jessica wearing it...
Within the last month I have also knitted a Bloom for a customer, this is knitted with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury in Oceanic. Maeve is only a couple of months old, and this dress fits her now and it should still fit her when she around 4 years old - how is that for value for money! You can see a photo of Maeve wearing this dress on my Facebook page.
Last but not least, I also did some test knitting. Two items, both designed by Georgie Hallam (aka Tikki). The first was a very small knit, a doll sized Milo vest. This was both to test the size of the vest and also to test a new cable pattern called I Love Milo...
The second test knit was substantially bigger, it was to test Georgie's soon to be released pattern called 'Girl's Best Cardigan'.
This cardigan features lace panels down the front, cute picot edging and the most ingenious little design feature of little gathers on the sleeves and down the sides. I knitted this one for Hannah using Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic in Soft Plum.
Actually I just realised that all of the above knits are all designed by Georgie! Isn't she amazing! Very generous too, Georgie has given me permission to knit any of her designs for customers. Let me know if you would like me to knit one for you.
PS, I decided after my last post that my blog needed a facelift, I managed to get most of this done before I went on holiday. Sadly it still isn't finished, so I do apologise for the mix of old and new styled photographs in the side bar. I promise I will get around to finishing the job one day soon.