Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A quick catch-up

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.  In that time, I've acquired quite a few new likers - up to 761 at the time of writing - have made a multitude of woolies for little people and have developed a liking for a couple of  'new' patterns - well new to me anyway.

I have just made my very first Puerperium Cardigan a pattern created by the very talented Kelly Brooker. Puerperium is a very simply styled cardi, designed to be easy for new parents to dress their babe in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth).  It is such a quick pattern to knit up and produces gorgeous results.   Shown here in Pink Dahlia colourway in Olive and Emma yarn.

Kelly has also created the 'Beyond Puerperium' which can be knit in sizes newborn  up to 2 years.  If there is enough interest in the Beyond Puerperium, I will look at aquiring a cottage licence to knit and sell.

I have also taken a liking to another of Kelly's patterns  - Tama - wondering how to say the name of this pattern, or exactly what it means? The designer comes from New Zealand where the second national language is Maori. Tama is a Maori word meaning ‘boy’ or ‘son’, pronounced ‘taah-maah’.

A classic raglan sweater with clean sharp lines, and a focal buttonband running along the raglan increase.  I now have a cottage licence to knit and sell the Tama.

Always on the lookout for new yarns, I have fallen in love with the beautiful yarn that Emma from Olive and Emma yarns has been dyeing - some of whic the Puerperium cardigan above has been knit from.  I have plans for another colourway I have - a special set that I am knitting for the upcoming WAHM Delights market night on 29th July. Here's a sneak peek of what I will be working with.

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