Thursday, December 02, 2010

Cable and lace

I have completed all my knitting projects for the children. As you can see, my fingers have been too busy to do any typing! It has been something of a Debbie Bliss fest, using patterns and yarns from her Simply Baby and The Baby Knits Book.


For Charlotte, a pretty lace-edged cardigan in a delicate shade of green. She is such a pretty, delicate tot that I thought this would be just right for her.
Then to keep out the wintry cold, this cable and moss stitch jacket. I made one for Millie when she was 10 months old and that has now been passed on to Benjamin. Millie now has another, so I look forward to seeing all of the grandchildren dressed in cable and moss stitch when they  come for their  Christmas visit.
Benjamin has inherited so many knitted jackets that I haven't done very much for him yet, so here's a boyish top in cable and rib.

15 comments:

  1. They are all so lovely. The jacket you knitted for Millie was for her first birthday, and is still too big for Benjamin yet, but he will be wearing the jumper you made!

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  2. Adelephant
    I'm looking forward to seeing them all whatever they wear!

    Congratulations on winning the cream bun in the Dabbler competition. I like to think you and Brit inherited your intelligence from me but, alas, not only you but also your children outshine me! (They also outshine your father, just in case he makes any unfounded claims!)

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  3. Maureen- They are just gorgeous! I love the green one. I am afraid that Emma will only be receiving knitted blankets from her grandmother. Knitting clothing is a bit above my skill level. :)

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  4. Karin
    I bet Emma will be having lots of beautiful gifts that you have created with sewing rather than knitting needles!

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  5. I agree they are totally Gorgeous,the cable and moss stitch jacket is especially lovely....

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  6. Val
    That is a nice easy one to make on large needles.

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  7. I must say, Maureen, not only am I impressed by your knitting skills, but your choice of colors is fabulous. Will you adopt me?

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  8. Jodi
    How kind of you! The skills are not so great, I can follow a pattern but I cannot design my own. However, I do have a great love of colour and that is why I like patchwork and quilting, where I can really indulge my imagination.

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  9. Is that a NO on the adoption, then? tee hee

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  10. Hi Maureen
    Love your Christmassy picture - and I bet it's all your own work!I too have got out knitting needles lately in honour of friend's daughter's imminent new arrival and despite being a 'non-crafty' person really enjoying some simple patterns. Also discover through my own daughter that knitting is all the rage with 20 somethings. Maybe we are younger than we think!
    AliB

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  11. Jodi
    Sorry, I meant to say that I can only knit small garments. I would be delighted to adopt you if you are no higher than a 5 year old!

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  12. Ali
    I'm glad you are enjoying knitting. I hadn't done any for years and had given away all my patterns and needles but the birth of the first grandchild had me rushing to the wool shop. Of course everything had changed, all for the better, lovely wooden needles, fabulous selection of yarns and really pretty patterns. The main problem has been getting to grips with the metric sizes - that makes me feel my age!

    Did you enter the Christmas Fox draw on The Dabbler? I left a message for you at the end of my previous post.

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  13. I left you a comment a few days ago and it seems to have disappeared!! It just said how much I liked what you made and what a good job you did...

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  14. Rattling On

    Thank you very much. I consider that high praise from you, I take a lot of inspiration and tips from your blog!

    I don't know what could have happened to your previous comment. It happens to me sometimes.

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  15. Oh thanks, Maureen, nearly missed the comp. Yes, great title, and sounds like an excellent writer. Fingers crossed!
    AliB

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