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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern of if they ask nicely!! I think 2014 will be a year full of squares and blankets, plus some much-needed vests and jumpers for yours truly.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Clearing the decks....





A few weeks ago I came across a family giving away items in their front garden prior to a house move.  I was lucky enough to pick up a bag of wool for no money!  This lovely variegated yarn was in the bag.  I knitted 2 baby kimono cardigans and 1 baby hat and have only inches left....phew!

I love this baby kimono pattern.  I found it on Ravelry here.  It is a lovely pattern, though it requires some concentration.  It is basically knitted in one piece.  The only real sewing is the arms and sides which don't take long.

The hat pattern is also one of my favourites and can be found here.

These items will eventually go off to one of the charities I knit for.  I nearly have enough to fill a box and would love to post it off before the next few months which are going to be frantically busy for me.  I will still knit, crochet and blog, but, for my sanity, will reduce the number of projects in progress to one or two.


10 comments:

  1. They are lovely Una, I love the pattern and the yarn is very pretty. :)

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  2. I love knitting with variegated yarn. These little coats are really cute, and great that the yarn was a freebie!

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  3. Love, love, love! Very sweet sweaters!

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  4. Beautiful rainbow sweaters! Someone will be so blessed to receive them! :)

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  5. These little kimono's are just beautiful Una and well done on making so much for the charity box. Thanks for the links to the patterns and it is lovely to see the yarn is now being put to very good use x

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  6. You did a beautiful job. The sweaters are so cute. Thanks for reminding me that I need to find a charity knit.

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  7. The kimonos are very sweet!

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  8. Lovely Una you are so clever and talented. I love these little jackets and they will look so sweet on some little baby. You are such a thoughtful person Una, always love popping to see you. Have a fabulous weekend, sending you lots of loves and hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Very nice Una.
    You chose a great pattern for the yarn. They work really well together. Best wishes. Marianna

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  10. Those are beautiful! I'll check out that sweater pattern. One goal for me is to do more complicated knitting, i.e. fitted garments. I'm scared of them. I do hats, scarves, shawls, etc. Sounds like a fun, easy pattern. What a great find, in that wool!

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