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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

WOYWW...

....Knitting, baby wool and even more wool is on it's way.

As you will know from last week's posting we are expecting 3 more Grandchildren by Christmas [check out the twin scan here if you missed it :-) ] and I also have two other friends expecting babies that I would like to knit a little something for.  Because of this, in my spare time ["What spare time?" I hear you say!!], I'm knitting for England.


Here you can see that I have a lovely selection of finished items now...some still need buttons.





I have a lovely box full of wools to be going on with [and more in the post  :-) ].







I have a lovely little cardigan on my needles in the process of being made....It's a really lovely soft spotty wool.







 As you can see here I have lots of lovely knitting patterns but, as ever, not quite what I'm looking for.  My eldest is expecting twins and of course these are often born a little early and are smaller than normal so I'm wanting to knit a couple of tiny baby outfits.  I have several patterns for prem babies but I have double knitting wool and most of the tiny baby patterns use 4 ply [typical eh?].  Do any of you have or know where I can find some pretty tiny baby knitting patterns using double knitting wool? Or do I have to just admit defeat and buy some 4 ply?



The other thing I have to show you is the pretty desk tidy I made yesterday.  This will be showing up in the blog shop along with the other new items soon.



Don't forget to leave us a comment in this week's gift draw over in the shop to be in with a chance to win the pen roll and tick the button to follow us over there cos there is a big draw coming up soon.

OK folk, enough from me for today.  Pop over to Julia's and join in the WOYWW fun.
Have a great week and thanks for popping by.

Update....wahoooooo look what the postmans just brought me [your wish is my command M  :-) ]....Yes folks, I'm easily pleased

47 comments:

Tracey said...

I can't wait to see them on the babies!!!!!! xxxxxxx

Jensters said...

Ooo i love baby wool the colours are amazing these days with wonderful pattern....stunning x

KC'sCourt! said...

My hand is up! I do, I do!
I will email the the patterns to you this afternoon
Julie xxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh you are so clever hun I cant knit at all and these are really gorgoues such beautiful work,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

jude said...

Wow you have got some work on there .Love all the colours of the baby wool.Happy Knitting
hugs judex 35

Twiglet said...

Oh yes and if you need more wool - I have seven tenths of a ball for you!! lol

rach said...

What lovely cardigans! can't wait to see them on the babies.

okienurse said...

What cute knitted items. I can't wait to see pics of them on the babes. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww gorgeous little jackets, my nana used to knit all my kids stuff, dont often see it any more,have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (31)

Kate said...

The jacket with the little pixie hood is gorgeous. The desk tidy would make a lovely gift filled with baby products for one of your friends?

** Kate **

Joanne said...

All that wool and little cardis make me want to start knitting again. Why did I ever stop - oh I know, paper crafting took over!!
hugs Joanne #22 xx

joey said...

Hiya

Sorry I havent been able to visit sooner! so many things not enough time, WOW I just checked out the scan picture how amazing is that!!! congratulations to you all amazing news I dont think you can beat knitted cardi's for babies they were my fave for all 3 of mine

Joey xxx

Thistleblue said...

good morning! Awww how seet are all those wee cardi's! Love the wee hooded one, such pretty colours! Hope you have a wonderful WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
xx

JoZart said...

It's hard to keep up to date with knitting when the grandees come along...I love your collection so far.
I knit in the car as DH does the driving! It's great to see something for otherwise wasted time. Will look through my patterns for you but I mostly use 4 ply and make up my own designs.
JoZarty x

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw, cute baby clothes..and the babies on that pattern, asleep and snuggly! Love the desk tidy - please Miss can I have one made in that wipe clean tablecloth stuff, inside and out? Bet that wouldn't work, huh.

secret scrapbooker said...

Lucky you having three grandchildren this year :0)
Love the desk tidy , im working on a desk tote...bit harder than i thought it would be lol.
Kate x

oneoff said...

They are going to be the snuggliest babas around. What a pretty wardrobe in waiting!

Bx

P.S. Love the desk tidy.

Karen said...

What beautiful knitted baby matinee jackets, they are gorgeous!!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

Helen said...

This may duplicate as I got an error!! Love the knitted woollies - how gorgeous; and so is the new wool.

Lulabelle said...

Lovely scan pic, lovely wool colours and such cute cardies, I wish I could knit (well I can at the pace of a snail and it isn't very tidy either, I had no one to help me when I was young being the only left hander in the family so I'm self taught and it's painful to watch me knit!)
Happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Gorgeous knitting and the colours of all that you have done on your blog are just lovely. Love that pastel pink, blue, turquoise look that there is about your whole posting.
Great desk tidy - ab fab! #36

SDCrafts said...

As much as I love my papercrafting stash and tools and I do, I really do) I also miss the thrill of buying new wool to make clothes for my lads while they grew up...they are too big to knit for now!

Shirl #25

Pam said...

Cute cardies Hugs Pam x

Caro said...

What gorgeous soft, snuggly looking wool and cardies...makes me wish I was having another little one! Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog!

LadyBug said...

All those balls of wool are making me very green!!! i have just a few left in my basket and need to go and spend some pennies in my local wool shop. Many thanks for the offer of a kindle cover, Trav bought me a red leather one with my kindle for Yule this year so she is all safe whenever I go out.

Chrissie said...

You make me want to get out the needles!
What lovely things!
Chrissie

Toucan Scraps said...

really pretty cardies

Di said...

I love your knitting! Have you looked at Sirdar patterns - quite a few DK ones. I've got a few and my fave is knitted (or should that be knat?!) :) in Funky Fur wool. Pattern No. 1542 which is easy peasy as it's just stocking stitch. You're welcome to have mine if interested. Just let me know - it's VERY cosy when knitted up I should add. Di x

Sarah said...

So sweet I love seeing hand knitting on little babies

Sherry Edwards said...

Congratulations on the baby news! Sounds as though you'll have knitting coming out of your ears - lol. Some beautiful little creations you have made though. Love the desk tidy too.

Sherry (118)

triciasconfetti said...

Your babies are going to have a whole wardrobe to choose from at this rate.! Love all the baby colours of that wool. DIL 2b has just knitted chunky tops for her friends who are exoecting babies . They are really quite pretty.
x Tricia (79)

MaggieC said...

I am glad I am not the only one in knitting mode. Having finally finished the shawl, I feel like doing something else again. You have inspired me to hunt through my wools and patterns and have another go (but NOT a shawl) Your things are really lovely, as too are your comments on my posting. Thank you so much for that.

Marjo said...

Congrats on the new babies to come. I missed the last 2 weeks. Awesome baby clothes!

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Deb said...

sweet little knits! congrats on the baby news! A few small size are great when nothing else fits them. My twins were born at 37 weeks and were both 6lbs! I was so grateful for the small cardi's as everything else had to be rolled up.
hugs Debx

Doone said...

i think you may have to use 4 ply - or have 'chunky' knits, hee hee

Dx

My name is Cindy said...

Aaah, babies and knitted cardigans - takes me back lol, all those little booties and bonnets. Like the desk tidy too, it's abit more attractive than my old shoebox!!

Sam said...

Golly! There is going to be some clickety clicking going on in your household and I dont mean on the computer! Congratulations! Those cardis look soooo cute!

Hettie #135

minnie_mac said...

Wonderful baby news. And such beautful baby jackets.

Marilyn

The Crafty Elf said...

Congratulations on all the additions to your family! You'll be busy now that's for sure! Love the postman who drops off packages like those.

RosA said...

WOW, you sure are busy with your knitting! I used to do a lot of knitting and I have never used double knitting for babies, only ever 3 or 4ply. I have some very vintage patterns which use 2ply, something that is harder to find these days.

karen said...

Those cardis are adorable! I especially love the hooded one! Could you make me one in my size :)
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen

sandra de said...

Gorgeous little cardies and a very clever desk tidy. Thanks for visiting.

Susan Allan said...

Twins, that will be fun.
Sorry don't have any baby patterns.
Congratulations and hope you will post up some baby photos when the time comes!
Sue xx

Tertia said...

Oh my, so many babies, so much knitting!
Happy belated WOYWW

Spyder said...

oops sorry I don't know what happened then! I used paste and copy for my WOYWW number and a whole load of other stuff came down with it!! Where was I? Oh yes, love the baby jumpers, they are just 'sew' sweet, love the colour of the hoodie!...Won't repeat myself coz you'll be able to read it your end anyway!! No wonder it takes me weeks to get round!!
Happy belated WOYWW

((Lyn))) #35

Gez said...

awe, glad you got some wool Annie. Happy knitting!

Gez xx

mashy20 said...

YIP YIP YIPPEE!! I love those colours! Sorry havent been on all week...been struggling to keep my eyes open! Thank you for getting the wool! I'm spoilt........well the twin beanies are xxxx