Friday, 20 April 2012

The weekender returns

A little while ago I posted about my new weekender bag and was really pleased that it went down a treat! In fact, it's led to a couple of commissions which I thought I'd share with you.  Here is Weekender #2  - made using a fabulous Heals barkcloth (formerly a venetian blind) with shoulder strap modification...

Next up is a smaller shoulder bag version - also with shoulder strap modification and extra interior pockets - which was commissioned as a nappy bag.

I made this for a friend, so added a little extra  in the form of a baby wipe and nappy pouch from the Butterick B4560 pattern.

Baby #2 should be making an appearance any day now, so I have a feeling I may not be making more bags for a little while.  Better get cracking with listing all my stock on Folksy!

Friday, 13 April 2012

38 weeks - the countdown begins....

warm weather knits!

The weather has been so glorious this past week that it seems a bit strange to be thinking about keeping warm, but I've been saving this post for a while now, so thought it was time to share the latest in my Baby Number 2 knitwear preparation.

I really enjoyed knitting this blanket - it uses a chunky yarn so grew quickly, and the pattern is different for every other row so although the finished blanket is pretty large, it doesn't get too repetitive. The pattern was the Baby Chalice Blanket by Karen S. Lauger  (aka Lykkefanten), available as a free download via Ravelry.  As you can see, I went BRIGHT on the colour front - maybe a bit to much, but at least it won't get lost at playgroup!

These leg warmers were really easy to knit using the easy Baby Frog Legs pattern from Ruthie Pearl  The pictures in her post are so cute, I can't wait to have a baby to model them! I'm trying to convince myself that they are a practical knit for Spring as they should hopefully work well with a vest and baby knickers combo. This was my first introduction to the magic-loop technique and I'm now a definite convert!

As we don't yet have a real baby to try them out on, Freya's baby (who goes by the imaginative name of "Baby") offered to do the honours...


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