A big week and a Granny’s Favourite

We’ve had a big week here in the ruth plus two household. We’ve had a second birthday, a business trip (not me, obviously), two little ones finishing courses of antibiotics, grandparents here to stay (thank goodness for Grandma and Granddad), and a little girl who seems permanently set to ‘busy’.

ElenaWe’re still getting very little sleep due to a certain little someone – and that wasn’t helped by the tooth which emerged a few days ago. There’s another little chomper lurking under the surface. I can see it. I hope it comes up soon. I really hope it comes up soon.

HugoIt has been ages since I’ve been able to bring you a finished object. I have a handful of projects which are basically complete but not quite. There are cardigans which need to be seamed, buttons to be sewn on, final parts of projects to be sewn. And then there’s the mound of fabric waiting to be made into a teepee and curtains and quilts and NICU gowns. You get the picture. I really should get on with it.

And on that note, I bring you a Granny’s Favourite I finished a month ago for a baby born in June. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I haven’t managed to wrap and gift it yet – even though the recipient only lives the next suburb over. Maybe that can be today’s aim.

Cardigan1Granny’s Favourite is the latest pattern from Georgie Hallam. It’s a customisable pattern, with three length and three sleeve options. It is knitted top down and is seamless. Just the way I like it.

The yoke and sleeve cuff detail is lovely. I really enjoyed this pattern, although I didn’t love the instructions for picking up stitches under the arms, and found some other things vague at times (instructions for the length of the sleeves). Maybe that was just me, though. Next time I’ll pick up as many stitches as I want under the arms and decrease in the next row to get back to the correct stitch count.

cardigan2It was my first attempt at a pattern which incorporates lace work into a garment. I must say that ‘unknitting’ lace is not fun, however. A word of warning – if you’re a lacework newbie like me: knit the lacework very carefully. And preferably when you’re not sleep deprived!

This little cardigan is knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8 ply in Mallard. Mallard is really the most fantastic colour – but I’ve found it almost impossible to photograph accurately. I knitted the 16″, 3 month size, dress length with long sleeves.

cardigan3If I get a wriggle on, I might just be able to finish one of these for Elena in time for Spring. After I finish everything thing else. Hmm.

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6 Responses to A big week and a Granny’s Favourite

  1. Bron says:

    Gorgeous Ruth – gorgeous. Love the cardi. Hope sleep comes soon. I was getting cranky about our little one keeping me up. I thought the top 2 teeth were cause more probs as they continue to emerge. To my surprise I found another 3 up top making an appearance. 5 teeth coming through can’t be nice – I feel bad for cursing him. Hope your pain passes soon. xxx

  2. adaisygarden says:

    What a beautiful little cardigan. The color and detailing on yoke and sleeves makes it so pretty! I’m just a beginner at crochet, having fun trying some simple projects and hopefully will move on to something more challenging as I learn. I don’t knit, but maybe I’ll try it again… after I get more comfortable with crochet. đŸ™‚

    • Ruth says:

      You really should try! I find it a nice alternative to crochet which can make my wrist a bit sore if I’m working on a big project.

  3. Emgy says:

    Beautiful! I wished you lived next door to me…

    • Ruth says:

      Wouldn’t that be great? We haven’t met our neighbours yet, but I don’t think any of them have very young kids. It would be lovely to have a family close by with kids the same age!

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