Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A little knitting...

 My cousin's wedding is coming up this Saturday (fingers crossed for weather as nice as today's!) and I think I kind of know what I'll be wearing.  If the sun comes out, I may get the chance to bust out a pair of open toed shoes - feels like forever since I've done that.

More importantly, I've got Sadie's outfit sorted.  I picked up a really cute navy and white dress when I was in Seattle in March.  Because April in Victoria can be a fickle time of year weather-wise, I tried my hand at some knitting and made a little shrug sweater for the Kid to wear over her dress.

Cuddly cozy!
 Now, don't look too closely at the stitches and avoid looking at the seams altogether.  The front is doing a little bit of weird bubble thing but since this is only the 3rd knitted item I've ever completed (first and second being a chunky wool cowl and wrist warmers, both of which were just rectangles), I'm fairly pleased with it.

Someone is going to be better dressed than her mother.
The pattern came from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss and was relatively easy to follow.  I'm a complete newb when it comes to knitting and entirely self taught.  I'm sure anyone with a modicum of knitting know-how would sail right through this pattern.

I'm keen to try knitting myself a sweater or cardigan.  If you know of any easy patterns that might suit a beginner, please leave a comment and let me know!  I do have a Ravelry account so if you know of any on there, even better.

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  1. Carolyn, The shrug sweater is gorgeous!
    Sadie will look so sweet in her new outfit.

    Julia (Set Up Shop student)

  2. Thanks, Julia! Sadie was the belle of the ball (after the bride, of course!)


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