Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sugar & Spice
Things have been rather crazy here lately, but I've managed to finish another knitting project, as well as a little pair of pants to go with my latest little cardigan. I am not sure if the photograph is showing the colour correctly, but these little pants are made from very fine hot pink corduroy [everything of course was in my stash]. Oh, I do wish I had a sweet little baby to use to model this. It would look so much nicer actually on a child the right size!!
I am quite happy with the little cardigan. It's a rather more boxy and roomy design than the red one, and is a pattern I purchased online as an instant download - http://www.patternfish.com/ If you are at all interested in lovely patterns, that don't cost the earth, then I can recommend this site to you. This pattern comes in about six sizes, and cost just under $6.00!!
I knew I wanted a little pair of pants with a contrast turn up to go with the cardigan. I found this pattern in one of my Top Kids magazines, but I am not sure if this magazine is still going. I always found it had rather spunky little fashions for kids. I found a partly finished brushed moleskin skirt that I can use to make pants to go with the little red cardigan. It's the traditional creamy beige coloured moleskin, and very soft - watch this space!! It's so much fun making little clothes again.
I hope the close-up will show you the lovely double moss stitch and cable design that is worked into the little cardigan. I liked the idea of the collar, which I think makes it a little more dressy. Of course, I again used my favourite twisted rib in the bands, etc. The wool was some more that I purchased from that lovely store in Kyneton, Victoria - http://www.pickupstitches.com.au/
Thank you all again so much for persisting with comments. I am not at all sure what happens. I have honestly never had a problem leaving a comment on other blogs.
I need to catch up on some bookwork now. It's BAS time again, and today I finally received the Cash Book back from our accountant, so it will be clerical duties for me for a few days.