Friday, 30 March 2012

A Busy Few Days.....



I've been taking advantage of this lovely summery weather we have all been enjoying for the past few days....it certainly puts a spring in your step!

I've had a good sort out in my back garden...tidying up my pots and topping them up with fresh compost.  My little veg patch has been turned over and fresh compost added all ready for this season's veg.  I've planted potatoes in 3 large pots and have sown lettuce, beetroot, spring onion and radish seeds.

On Sunday we had a trip to the Garden Centre and I bought some pretty tulips and cheerful pansies to spruce up my flower pots....I could spend a fortune in there!

It has felt so good to be out in the fresh air and heaven being able to give the washing a blow on the line...so much nicer than drying it inside!

I've also found a little time to just sit with my knitting and a cup of coffee and enjoy the sun.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring Is Here....


I think Spring might be here...what a beautiful, warm, sunny day it has been.

I so love being able to potter about in my little garden doing a little tidying here and there.  My rhubarb is going great guns and there will soon be enough stalks to cut and make rhubarb crumble...mmmmm.....can't wait!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Bonnie

This is my latest knitting design Bonnie...comprising of a pretty lacy dress, bonnet and bootees


I knitted the sample outfits in Twilleys Freedom Gorgeous which is a DK (light worsted weight) yarn so the outfit grows quickly but does not loose the delicate, girly effect which I am hoped to create which quite often happens when using anything other than a 4ply (fingering weight) yarn


The lace pattern on the skirt of the dress does require concentration so I wouldn't recommend the design for someone new to knitting but I do think the finished effect is worth the effort required.


I have the completed outfit above listed in my ebay shop Here 


I have listed the pattern on my website Tipeetoes and it can also be found in my Etsy Store Here and it is also available for immediate download on Ravelry Here

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Baby Shawl

Every now and then I get the urge to make a baby shawl....for no-one in particular but just for the enjoyment of creating something beautiful.

I decided that this time I would make a crocheted shawl so trawled through my baby pattern books for a suitable pattern.

I settled on a dainty shell pattern in fine 2ply yarn.....luckily I had enough Patons 2ply in my stash so was able to get to work straight away.....and here is the finished result


 I have listed the finished shawl in my ebay shop Precious Newborn Knits if anyone would like to take a peek.
It would make a beautiful christening of home-coming gift for a new baby.