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A new baby!

My Godson and his very clever, lovely wife had their first baby today! There is always a touch of apprehension waiting for a new arrival, but she arrived safely and Mum, Dad, and baby are doing very WELL!

I have had a little coat waiting for her:

jkt, Lily-rose

with crocheted edgingcrochet edge

 

 

 

and a vintage flower button.

button

I have adapted a Debbie Bliss pattern.

 

I really like it as you knit the whole thing, back and both sides together, from bottom up and decrease for a raglan sleeve effect.

raglan

Then all you have to do is sew up the side and sleeve seams – magic!

Happy Day!

Knitting for Fairies

Last week was bit of a knit-a-thon! (I was happy to take a break at the weekend and go gardening) I have been trying to create a pattern for this darling little jacket:

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The style was inspired by one of Annette Hefford’s doll’s designs.

I have added touches of my own, like the picot and moss stitch cuff

cuff detail

and simplified the decoration above the pixie points and added some crocheted daisies (of course!)

I contacted the publishers, Search Press, and they are happy for me to sell my pattern and jackets so long as I credit Annette Hefford for the original idea and Search Press, which, of course, I am very happy to do.

Creating a pattern is a LONG job!!!! I had NO idea!

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It is SO easy to make mistakes and so the pattern has to be checked and  double checked and knitted several times. And then I find a better way to do things by the wonders of You Tube and whole sections need to be re-written and re-photographed.

Full respect to all you designers out there – Phew!!!!

It took me most of last week, working fairly solidly on the project and still the pattern is not completed. But hurray! the jacket is!

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and there are 2 sizes: newborn and age 1 Р2,  now on sale in Wild Daffodil

I’m hoping the pattern will be ready in a few days time. . . .

The wool I used is a machine washable, hand-dyed, 100% Merino wool DK by Colinette.

If you have any tips for making the process less time consuming I’d love to hear them!