Sunday, 14 April 2019

And now I can get back to needles with eyes

For the past week or two I have been busy knitting on behalf of the DBEM.   One of the great-randaughters needed a replacement jacket.   Apparently she loved the purple one knitted a few years ago and refused to take it off even for washing.   So Great Grandma to the rescue with a different colourway of the same jacket.   Well to be brutally honest, I did the knitting.   But it all turned out well in the end.   Here's proof....

Knitted in a five five rib variation this will be cosy to wear in the winter.   It has kept my lap warm over these past days as I've knitted!   And I have learned that even though I can knit fast and well I don't enjoy it much and have been itching to get back to my "needles with eyes".   I have no warm relationship with knitting needles.

Tonight I will start a small Christmas Ornament project after which I will go through the stash cupboard to find something bigger as a challenge.   I have the next two weeks off work ('boss-inflicted use of annual leave' again) and plan on crossing everything off the list which currently covers one side of an A5 sheet of paper.  Perhaps this is a little ambitious?

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  1. Margaret, I love it when even you admit you are being ambitious! This should be good. I'm not surprised that the girl liked the jacket - it is gorgeous. You may have to knit another in a few years when she grows out of/wears out this one.

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    1. Thank you. In a few years time I may feel as if I could knit another but at the moment that would be a "no" :-)

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  2. A very nice little jacket, I like the color very much.
    Martina

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    1. Thank you. I like the deep wine/purple but it would be very dark without the fuzzy yarn to brighten it.

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    1. Thanks. It is really quite a thick fabric to this knit as it is basically a rib so should keep her warm. They live in Wellington, notorious for gale force freezing southerly winds.

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  4. It is beautiful and I can image the Granddaughter will love wearing it

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  5. A lovely knit Margaret, what a lucky girl:-)

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    1. Thanks Ann. I hope my Great-niece likes it as well as her other one. She is non-verbal autistic so will not be able to tell us how she feels. I will be happy if she loves it enough to not want to part with it for the laundry.

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  6. The jacket is beautiful and looks very cozy.

    Shall enjoy seeing what you pick out to stitch next using your needles with eyes.

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    1. I should have a photo of the Christmas ornament to put up tomorrow. But I have chosen one stitched over one on fine linen so am about ready to scratch my own eyes out tonight!

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  7. The jacket looks gorgeous and warm

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    1. Thanks. It will be very warm I think. Just what is needed for a Wellington winter.

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  8. The jacket looks gorgeous and warm Margaret

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  10. What a lucky young lady - that jacket is so
    lovely and worthy of being worn until finally being worn out.

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  11. I do hope she loves this and wears it a lot.

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  12. The jacket looks great! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy yourself, but hope you'll be able to make up for it in your two weeks off.

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    1. My nephew phoned last night to tell me thanks for the knitting which was lovely. His little girls now have on each each which makes him so happy and encourages me to send treats. Not sure it will be knitted items though:)

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  13. Oh wow, it's lovely and looks so warm and cozy. I think an adult size one would look good too! ;)

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