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A commission

A quick trip to the knitters shop last week led to a chance encounter with a lovely lady with a knitting problem!
Her daughter would like an owl cocoon for her new baby who is due in September. So far so good, but what is the problem?
All the patterns she could find were crochet ones, and as she doesn’t crochet she wondered if I might make one for her?
She sent some lovely photos, from which I have chosen this one:

Oh, and it has to be in cotton as the daughter lives in Ecuador.
I am already busy choosing yarns….

Charity blanket no. 20: the colour pack

This pink and grey colour scheme came originally from the ‘Homemakery‘ and is known as ‘pebble beach’.

Made in Rico baby classic dk ecru, powder, smokey rose, silver grey and steel grey.

I did swap one of the neutral colours in the pack from ‘smokey blue’ to ‘ecru’, which altered the colour balance somewhat, but the steel grey is still a little bit dark for my taste and overall I am not convinced that these colours are working together. So perhaps I am not really a colour pack person and should stick to my own combinations, which give me pleasure both in the choosing and the making.

Charity blanket no. 19: Orla again?

Another stash busting blanket – this time from a lovely friend who is a fellow colour-enthusiast. The bag of yarn that she gave me produced this lovely palette:

There is a definite nursery feel to it, and I spent ages wondering what the colours reminded me of. Iced gems? Party rings? Mini eggs?

But I think it might be good old Orla Kielly again:

What do you think?

Teddy is home

This happened ages ago but for some reason I never blogged it, and I was reminded of it when I re-found this lovely picture recently:

Poor teddy had been lost in deepest darkest Edinburgh, leaving his owner bereft. Lots of notices went up and a Twitter appeal was launched. Luckily Teddy was found at the local community centre and a happy girl was re-united with her favourite bear.

The dungarees were one of the very first things that I crocheted (here), and I am pleased that they have stood the test of time. The original post is quite cute, as I say I have made them in ‘what I think might be called half treble’! Which just goes to show how much I have learned.

Teddy now has a mobile phone number embroidered on one foot just in case!

Twiddlemuff no. 7: back down to earth

It seems that I have not finished with this particular colour-way yet. Following on from my Down to earth blanket and scarf, we now have the matching twiddlemuff!

It is made with two Granny rectangles joined-as-you-go at the edges on the inside (I really am getting the hang of this now!) and a more traditional Granny stripe on the outside.

I have now run out of the deep olive green, so this might be the last in this particular series.