Monday, July 27, 2015

Finished Cot Quilt and Knitting.

 Folded up and ready to be stored in the cupboard for just a few weeks. 

 It's raining out side so all I could do at this stage for a photo was say, " Hold this up please." It is straight and square even though it doesn't look it here. Holder has a recovering from surgery  shoulder so I had to be quick. You'll get the idea anyway. I am very pleased with how this went together - no hassles. The quilting is very simple to keep it nice and puffy.
 It is a generous sized cot quilt, for Little Honey when he arrives.
 My latest knitting I am liking, it's soft and cuddly. It is a Debbie Bliss pattern from the her book Ecobaby. ( hers made in cotton mine in Merino wool.)
 The darker grey is Waikiwi 55% Merino; 20 % nylon; 15% alpaca; 10% possum. The lighter shade is Baby Natural 100% NZ wool merino - rare breeds Arapawa fleece.
 Knitted on 3.25 and 3mm needles. 4 ply.
 It has a garter stitch inset at the neck which folds over as a collar and little garter stitch edging that makes a split at the bottom edge when sewn up. I've knitted the 9 -12 month size.
 Tonight I will start the sleeves.

 Till then though as it is raining I need to spend all day in the office. Doing accounts; sorting; filing ;tidying - discarding - plenty of scope.


Jennifer said...

Lucky baby......a new quilt, and a nice warm jumper!

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Like the look of the new knit and the quilt. Lovely. Have you tried Zealana Rimu 40 possum and 60 merino wool by any chance.I have been knitting some more mitts and when i sewed the seam and pulled a bit the wool just pulled apart. Tested another piece and the same. Wondering how it will wear :)

Diane-crewe said...

well... your holder upper was a good sport .. and it looks great xx liking your stripes xx

Mary said...

Ali such a beautiful quilt - I enlarged the pic and can read your attached 'label' - a wonderful touch and will be useful in the years to come. It's like writing on the backs of old photos - you know, the ones we used to print - it was a way to recall the people, the families, the places - how are our descendants going to know who we were from the Internet?

The knitted sweater is going to be lovely - please be sure to share a pic when it's completed. Little one is certainly going to be snuggled in perfection.

Hugs - Mary

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