Sunday, 10 May 2015

Knitting, knitting, knitting

It has been a long seven weeks since my last post.  During these weeks I have been kept busy fitting in hospital visits to my dear Dad who has been sick all that time.  There have been many difficult times but I am so thankful that Dad is now home and recovering well.  I feel blessed by family and friends; I feel blessed by God's mercy.

Knitting has become my thing to do at the moment; it's so portable and comforting.
A friend had a gorgeous baby girl at the end of March so I knitted the cardigan and hat for her.  The cardy is a free pattern on ravelry called the Puerperium cardigan and I knitted it in Outlaw yarn, a NZ yarn made of 90% alpaca and 10% merino.  It is so soft and smooth, perfect for a little baby.  I had yarn left over so knitted a matching hat using the Baby Hat with Top Knot pattern which is also free on ravelry.  I didn't have quite enough yarn so finished the top knot with cream angora.  I waited until my friend's baby girl was born before choosing the pink gingham buttons and purchased the little pink toy to go with it.

The sock pattern is called Anemone socks by Wei S Leong.

The lavender knitting is the Lyttelton shrug, a pattern by Kate Davies.  It is rather unseasonal knitting but it was on my list before the weather turned cold!  I am quite close to finishing this one but unfortunately ran out of yarn so am waiting for another ball.

The last project is a cardigan called Mary Rebecca and I am hoping this will make the perfect winter cardy.  I am using a Quince and Co yarn, 100% wool from America which is soft and squishy.

Thank you so much for stopping here, I am sorry I haven't visited your blogs recently.  I am hoping to catch up with that this week.  Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday, with much friendship, Wendy xx

17 comments:

  1. Hello Wendy
    I'm so sorry to read your dad has been unwell, I wish him a speedy recovery. Love your knitting projects. The baby clothes are beautiful.

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  2. such gorgeous knitting projects Wendy! Love the baby hat with the knot, looks like a gumut cap..
    Sorry to hear your dad has been unwell. Good that he is home and recovering.
    I hope he continues to recover well.

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  3. Wow! Your knitting is amazing! Love all the things you have made. Good to hear that your Dad is at home now and recovering.

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  4. Sorry to hear your dad has been unwell, but good news that he is home and recovering. We certainly need something to work on in worried times, and all your knitting is lovely. The little hat is so cute.....love to see babies in handknits.

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  5. Your knitting is so beautiful Wendy. Glad to hear your dad is on the mend

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  6. Sorry to read your Dad has been so unwell, do hope is well again soon.
    Lots of beautiful knitting there... Love the cardinals and beanie.

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  7. Prayers for your Dad. I love the child's hat, Princess Charlotte would love it.

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  8. Hi Wendy. Glad to hear your Dad is on the mend. The baby set is lovely, as are your other projects.

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  9. Beautiful knitted creations there Wendy. Love them all & the colours of the wool is mouthwatering. So good to see you back blogging again & glad to read your Dad is on the mend. x0x0

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  10. Hello Wendy,

    I thought something may be up with your children, so glad to hear that your Dad is feeling so much better. The knitting you have been doing is so lovely. Little Bub will look gorgeous in the outfit.Have a great week.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  11. Hi there Wendy, i was wondering where you were, I hope your dad is well on the mend with your loving care. Your knitting is so divine I can see why you find so much comfort and joy in the process. Take care.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's illness. Hopefully he is on the mend and will be back to healthy soon! Your knitting is exquisite! What a talent you have for it, and your choice of yarns are wonderful! :)

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad, Wendy but really pleased to hear that he is on the mend again. I had seen your projects on Ravelry so knew you were busy with your needles! Your knits are gorgeous. I'm thinking of making the Puerperium cardigan too - does the new mum like it?

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  14. You know I was just about to email you and find out if you were ok.... I am glad to hear that you Dad is so much better... touch times when the parents are ill.... Lovely knitting... just the right weather for it...
    Hugz

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  15. Love your socks Wendy. Beautifully knitted and a great colour.Also love all your other knitting projects.Shirley

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