Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stash Bustin' and UK Swap

I can now reveal the bag I made for my swap pal, Rooknits
I think she likes her package as she has written a lovely post over on her blog....Ruth has a thing for Miffy, imagine my delight when I found this material to line it with!?
I made this darling hat for Sullivan, I love the shape of it and can't wait to see if it fits him.
I used the yarn left over from my Have a Heart Socks that I made a while ago. The Casbah yarn is so beautiful and really soft when knitted on 3mm needles as opposed to sock tension!
I have now made two of these cute cardigans for my little granddaughters. Both in Debbie Bliss Alpaca/Silk so not an itch in sight!!
These take just a day to make, great fun and I think that maybe this pattern could be adapted to fit bigger people too!
The stitch is easy and looks good too.
I am in the middle of washing ironing and packing as not only are we moving but we are off to France for a week soon!

Blooming weather, this rain comes on so fast and heavy that I don't get a warning about getting in the washing and now it is all dripping on the line! Wish the rain clouds would go and dump their load somewhere else for today, this is really slowing down my production line!

23 comments:

Julie said...

What adorable little cardigans and that little hat for Sullivan is too cute!

Your swap pal is one lucky woman; that bag is beautiful!

RooKnits said...

Julie is right. I am indeed a very very lucky woman! I love my new bag, it is sitting on my desk beside me now. Thank you again Marianne!

Smellyann said...

Ooh, I love that bag. You did a nice job with the lining, too! Is it machine-stitched?

Off to France, I'm so jealous. :) We were there in June, in Nice and Eze. Where are you going? Have a nice trip!

Marianne said...

You are so very awesome with your fabulous mad skilz! The bag is wonderful, giggled about Muffy! cute!

The little cardis and hat are sweeeeet!

CG said...

You have such a gorgeous life!! And you deserve it!!

Monika said...

The bag looks great, the little sweaters are adorable, and so is the little hat! Off to France! You are so lucky! :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Marianne -- you've been busy! That bag is wonderful -- and the lining fabric makes it perfect! Love the little cardigans for the girls!

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

The bag is just gorgeous, no wonder your swap partner was so delighted...and the lining is very cute!

maria said...

I love the bag and the cardigians, the yarns look beautiful.
The new pad looks great too.
I know what you mean about the wahing and ironing, we are off to France on Friday, loads to do.

hakucho said...

Wow lots of fine needlework! Love the bag and Sullivan's hat is adorable. I bet he'll look very cute in it, color and all :)

sue said...

The little cardigans are adorable. I love both of them. I really like the bag you made, it is so cute and the Miffy fabric looks great too.

Ally said...

I love the bag. Where did you get the pattern?
Take care,
Alison (allycoll on ravelry)

Nora said...

Beautiful - all of it!
Have a lovely time in France. x

The binge knitter said...

Haven't you been busy! I love the colours of the bag you've made and the little cardigans are absolutely adorable.

Rebecca said...

LOVE this bag you made, and also the baby hat. have that one in my rav queue.

twigletqueen said...

Blimey you're knitting and crocheting fast! I just saw the bag over on Rooknit's blog andhad to come and say its gorgeous! Very impressive swap package.

Rani said...

Look at all the FOs!!!! WOW! I. LOVE. THAT. BAG.!!!

t does wool said...

loving these projects-oh that cardi! Come on over to my blog and try to win some yarn for more projects!

tiennie said...

Wonderful projects! Have a fun time in France!

Lin said...

Your cardis are gorgeous! I saw your parcel on Roos blog, fantastic it was too!

raining sheep said...

I love that bag, its fantastic. It's that little bit of boho chic that is so in right now. Wow France, I am green with envy!

Capucine said...

I love these cardigans !!!!! and your bag in granny is so cute !!!!

sulu-design said...

That bag! Those cardigans! Love.

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