Friday, October 26, 2007

Baby knits

These fabulous little balls of yarn came in a kit from Socktopus all wrapped up in pretty pink tissue paper in a silver package. It's the Tulip Baby Cardigan made from Dream in Colour Smooshy yarn. And smooshy it is ! It's so soft , perfect for a little baby.

No I'm not making this for myself , althoug I almost wished it was. It's so cute ! I was hoping to get a reason to make this little cardigan ever since i first saw this and now there is one. There is a new baby girl in the family so I ordered the kit Monday morning and got it on Wednesday. Shipping from the UK is normally very quick but this was super quick ! I cast on right away and now have this finished so far. The sleeves still have to be made but I had to wait for some dpn's in the right size that I didn't have. So Wolhalla came to my rescue and send them to me right away, they came in the mail today.

I'm in a kind of hurry to finish this in time because next week we will be visiting our family and I want to give it to them then. Isn't it cute ? Or did I say that already ?

More colourful knitting was done. This is the Double Dayflower Scarf made in Noro Silk Garden color 228. If you want the pattern you can visit Nancy. She made 2 beautiful versions of it herself and made a free pdf file of the pattern.

The knitting on Imogen was on a little hold because ( again) I didn't have the right size circulars for this one. Luckily I found out that I could order KnitPicks needles at Get Knitted in the UK . It's impossible to order from KnitPicks if you don't live in the US or have an adress in the US to send it to. Unfortunately when I ordered them there was a Postal strike in the UK so I had to wait a little longer to get them. I do have a basic set of interchangeble needles because my FIL visited the US early this year and brought them for me but the size I needed wasn't in it.

The leg is doing MUCH better, so now I can walk around again. Which is a good thing because next week we will be going to Brugge in Belgium for the weekend. A gift from our daughters because we were married for....25 years. Yeah that's right, 25 years together already with my hubby (and still love him to bits). And isn't this such a sweet gift from them, 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast, such luxury !

Just wanted to show you my youngest daredevil, isn't this a great picture ?


Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a great picture of your daughter - what a gorgeous horse.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful photo of your daughter and the horse! So full of energy...

Isn't the baby Tulip too cute..????

And you are so fast with the Double Dayflower scarf, Marianne!

Happy happy anniversary to you and your husband!

Marlena said...

That photo is amazing! Did you take it?

I also am just waiting for an excuse to knit Tulip. I'd even settle for a boy version.

Happy Anniversary!

Danielle said...

I love the tulip baby cardi, I've always wanted to make one too. I'm pretty sure that there is an adult version, check ravelry ;) Pretty scarf too!

Happy 25 anniversary to you both, and you have wonderful daughters to give you such a great gift. And what a neat picture of your daredevil daughter, Wow :)

Fiberjoy said...

Happy Silver Anniversary!!! Congratulations on 25 years and still in love. Don't the years flash by too quickly? Have a wonderful get-away.

What a picture of your daughter and horse! Was it professionally taken or were you bold enough to crouch beside the jump to take it?

She's looking keenly forward, between the horse's ears, anticipating the next jump and her hands steady on the reins at the withers. Oh the memories.

Kim said...

Great picture of your daughter!!! Both are beautiful!

The baby sweater is adorable!

Romi said...

Oh my! What an amazing picture! Wow. Utterly stunning.

Happy anniversary - that is indeed a wonderful gift!

Artis-Anne said...

Happy Anniversay to you both.
Great knits as per usual and the wee jacket is so cute. Love the scarf too , must check it out.
Fantastic photo of your daughter , that should be framed I think :)

Monkee Maker said...

Beautifully colourful knitting, I'm sure your family will be very happy with that lovely cardigan.

Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a great time in Brugge.

ps. You're right, that is a fab picture of your daughter!

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous photo of your daughter - great action shot! And the Tulip Baby Jacket is fabulous too!