Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Creative Space - for the kids

E has a new friend and is going for a play after kindy today which means that I have several hours up my sleeve. I'm a bit giddy with all the time I have to 'play' today and don't know where to start.

Both of my girls have been going through my patterns and picking out what they want me to make them (bliss for someone like me!). M chose this pattern and asked for something in blue. I found the beautiful floral at Spotlight the other day. The green spot doesn't look like much in the photo but trust me, it's going to look fab when it's teamed as a trim on the dress. M wants the dress on the left with the bow but I think it might be a little too much on the floral print. I will make it without but will have to have a 'back-up bow' in case of meltdown. Why am I such a sucker?!
I've also got this on the go. It's a little cardigan for an old school friend's baby which is due next month. You may have seen me knitting it at the last Devonport Craft Market. You may have also thought that it looked like I had nearly finished it at that point. If you did notice that, you might be wondering why this photo shows the back which is the very first step of the pattern. Lets just say that there was an incident with a couple of dropped stitches (aaaargh to slippery metal needles. You are the bane of my life). The dropped stitches happened to occur around midnight on Monday and were on a tricky decreasing row. I spent the next two days futiley employing a crochet hook to try and get them back where they were supposed to be, but in the end, I came to the conclusion that it was better just to pull the whole thing out and start again. Thank goodness it's a newborn cardy! When it's finished, it will look something like this.
I made this cardy for another friend's baby last year. Isn't she a precious dot? She will be one now. Stop growing up all you babies! Stay cute and tiny for a bit longer!! You are so much easier to knit for when you are this little.

I'm off to have a little peak at other people's Creative Spaces over on Kootoyoo.

10 comments:

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh my goodness that green cardy is toooooo cute Sarah!!! and your fabric choice for the dresses, well what can i say, LOVE the retro feel of the flower one!!! Can't wait to see them all done!

Glennie said...

S, I can hardly fit in knitting and looking after Eddie, Isabella and me - how you find the time to look after a whole family, sew, knit and everything else you do is just amazing! xx

Wendy said...

Playdate or no, I simply can't figure out how you fit it in, Sarah! Gorgeous cardi---and what a sweet little model!

The Handmaden said...

Just gorgeous - yes they really do grow too fast!

Pearlin J said...

the cardi is soo cute! I love the fabrics you chose for your little girls.Can't wait to see how you finish them :)

spectacularfairywren said...

oooh - i saw spotlight had some gorgeous florals this week too!

That newborn photo is like a worm on a hook - so cute. And i totally agree on the 'stay small'

greta @ topography said...

I love newborn knits, that green cardi is beautiful!

michelle said...

gorgeous fabric and frock choice. i love the green cardi on that delicious little bubba

Megan said...

aren't your girls so lucky :) I posted your H4C toilet bag and pillowcase today so hopefully you'll get it tomorrow or monday

littleminx said...

what a lovely post - I love the fabrics and the pattern, lucky girls, it's going to look beautiful x

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