Friday, 11 May 2012

FO: Knitting Bunnies

Happy weekend everyone! I am pleased to finally be able to share with you my most recent knitting projects - a couple of adorable knitted bunnies I made for some very small people I know.


I actually completed the first of these bunnies way back in January, but I have been waiting until the small people arrived into the world and were given their bunnies to blog about them.

I bought the pattern for these bunnies from a shop in Keswick called Temporary Measure, which I visited last year when I was in the Lake District. This is a lovely quirky little gift shop which stocks a variety of craft goods including knitting wool and some gorgeous liberty print fabrics, photographic canvases and other bits and bobs. If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend a visit!



I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmino yarn, which is wonderfully soft and comes in a range of gorgeous colours. Due to the fact that i used 3.25 mm needles (as recommended on the yarn) rather than 4 mm (as recommended by the pattern) I managed to get each bunny out of a single 50g ball of wool. Bargainous! These bunnies were a dream to knit, the most complicated part was sewing them up, which was a little bit fiddly. For more details see my Ravelry page here.

So far I have made 2 of these bunnies, which is in no way impressive as a very good friend of mine has made 11 so far. Yes ELEVEN, that is not a typo! Impressive stuff. These are a great baby gift and the two I have gifted so far have been very well received, so I am sure there will be more to come!

K xx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Dressform Advice Wanted!




Hello Everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's a bank holiday here in the UK which is fantastic - I am hoping to get in some quality sewing time tomorrow on my extra day off. However, for now I have a question for my fellow sewists. My parents have very kindly offered to buy me a dressform for my birthday which is in two weeks time. I have had a quick Google, and I must say I am completly baffed by the choice! I would like one which is adjustable, but how many adjustments do I really need? If you have a dressform, which make do you have? What are the pros and cons, and are there any that I should avoid? All help and advice will be very gratefully received! :)

K xx

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