My Cardigan

I am sorry that I have once again had an absence from my blog, unfortunately I have been unwell.  I am feeling much better but not completely back to myself, hopefully soon I will be.  I have been rather busy trying to catch up on all my regular tasks that I have gotten behind on, which seem to pile up rather quickly don’t they.   I have also been trying to keep up to date on my knit along which I fell behind on, however I am happy to say that I have finished yay!!  well I do still need to sew on my buttons which I am going to get done today…. I most certainly will.

miette-sleeves

Working sleeves in the round, I made my sleeves full length where the pattern was for three quarters sleeves.  They turned our nicely.

miette-trim

I wanted my Miette Cardigan to be full length, so not only did I add length to make the sleeves long, I also added length to the body of the cardigan, and I like that it was knitted in the round as I could easily try it on and make sure that I had completed enough rows to sitting nicely at full length.  I added extra rows to the ribbing edge also, to match the length of the ribbing on the sleeves.

flower

My little one picked this sweet little daisy from our garden to give to me whilst I was resting and knitting, such a sweet gesture and exactly what I needed.

country-style

There has also been some magazine reading and tea drinking over these last few weeks.

Would you like to see a complete photo of my cardigan…………..

miette-blockin

Ta-dah…….. my first ever cardigan knitted by me.   This was all set up ready to block, it is all dry now and looking at the forecast I might get the opportunity to wear it this week, I just need to get these buttons sewn on.  I am happy with how it has turned out, and really look forward to being able to wear it.   It fits nicely which is great.

I have already started my next project, a cute little vest for my little one.  I am about to start on the second ball of yarn, and my little one checks on my progress and has a feel of the yarn which is very cute.  The yarn is lovely and he picked it out himself, and he has made an excellent choice.  I look forward to sharing this project with you very soon.

Thank you for visiting my blog, hope you might return again soon.

Take care xx

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Play Dough

Time to make some new play dough here, I like that you can make this easily at home with ingredients from the pantry.  We mix all the items together, with the children picking a colour each, as we always make at least a couple of batches they like to each choose a colour, the recipe I use makes 1 nice size batch – perhaps the size of a large apple.

Play-doh

Here it is already to start the heating process, the stirring would have to be the least favourite part of the process but it is well worth the effort.

Play-doh-balls

Because after all that stirring, you get to knead the dough until it forms a lovely texture, roll it up into a neat little ball and leave it to cool down.  I love fresh play dough, very therapeutic for me, kneading and rolling.  Not just for the little ones afer all.  Later we will have some fun play time with our fresh play dough, coming up with lots of wonderful creations.

Country-style

Then I plan on spending some more time with my favourite magazine, Country Style.  It is such a lovely publication, I picked it up yesterday whilst I was at the shops, spent some time last night browsing through the wonderful pages, and intend on settling down later this afternoon to slowly read through some of the articles, with a nice warm cup of tea of course.

Enjoy your day xx