Monday, 1 September 2008

If I remember her name I'll never forget her

Despite all appearances to the contrary, there has been some knitting going on here at Chez Kitchen Table. Not as much as I would like, and limited to small, quick projects (because I have the attention span of a boiled carrot right now), but nonetheless I have managed to finish a few things over the last few-ish weeks.

So I thought Id just get a few of them out there in one hit. There's one more to come, but it deserves its own post.

1. Anouk. I actually intended to gift this, back in April last year, but lost my nerve. I packed it away, sans buttons, and forgot all about it. Bu clearly the Knitting Goddess knew I would one day produce a baby girl, becasue I re-discovered it a week or two after Grace was born, found the perfect buttons with some help, et voila!

Knit in Patons Zhivago, no mods.

2. Waratah beret. I adore hats and have been feeling the need for a beret all winter. Espcially after so many other gorgeous ones were popping up in my circle of friends.

This Waratah Fibres colourway (whose name escapes me...blueberry perhaps?) knit up a beautiful simple beret, using Margie's Carla pattern. I love it.


3. Fetchings. Two days before the arrival of some dear friends at the end of July, I realised that Bev would be celebrating her birthday during their stay with us. They live on Kangaroo Island, and are very outdoorsy, so 15 seconds after loading the pattern search page on Ravelry, I knew exactly what to make her. Clearly I am the last person on the planet to knit the most popular pattern on Rav!

I used a single skein of Natually Harmony 10ply from the stash (bummer - no excuse to dash to the LYS for gift-making supplies!). Great pattern though, very fast and I'll certainly make them again.



4. Berry baby hat. Grace has suddenly outgrown almost all of her beanies, but it's still chilly enough here to warrant the wearing of head gear outside. I'm also a sucker for cute baby hat patterns.

I made this in Shepherd Colour-4-me 8ply, increasing the cast-on stitches to 80 to make up for the lighter weight yarn.

I'd post a photo of it on the recipient, but she proved to be a very reluctant model this morning. Trust me, though, it looks very cute.


So, to make up for that, here's one of her modelling Anouk.

Clearly the Knitting Goddess knows what she's talking about.

17 comments:

Bells said...

Boiled carrot. Too funny.

Great output George! I adore Anouk and have been itching to cast it on. Grace is so pretty in it.

Kate said...

Awww. She looks gorgeous in it and it confirms that I totally love this design. I've been looking at this for Til but in cotton for next autumn when she will (hopefully) be walking.

I've just started trawling through email I owe. Shall email inthe not too distant future now I have a few brain cells back.

MadMad said...

Aw, she's so darned cute! I made Anouk once, too, as a gift, and was loathe to part with it because it was also too darned cute. Go back to the part again where you lost your nerve to give it away? Because you didn't want to part with it or because you thought they wouldn't absolutely love it? Because the latter would be impossible!

amy said...

I love your knitted things, but especially the berry hat. I wouldn't do that to my boys, but now that I'm expecting a girl I have an urge to dress her in fruit and veggie hats!

Donna Lee said...

The berry hat is adorable! And it looks like anouk was made for Grace. Good call there.

Geek Knitter said...

Hmmm, I have a wee niece who might need one of those hats...

Alwen said...

Grace is so cute in Anouk. Now if I could quit typing "Amouk"!

Alwen said...

Doh! And I meant to say I love that post title!

happyspider said...

oh too cute!
I think the waratah is 'storm clouds' or something like that? I know I've had that colourway in spinning fibre. Lovely, whatever it's called :)
I keep meaning to ask if the BSJ fits?

Rose Red said...

Love Anouk - very cute. As is Grace, of course!!

twitchy fingers said...

What a productive lass you are! I told you that parenting two kids was a doddle... (!)

sue said...

Oh I think she was definately meant to wear that gorgeous dress. She looks beautiful. Isnt the zhivago nice and soft, although I found the variegated colors a bit scratchy.

TinkingBell said...

Love the hat, love the beret, love Anouk, love the baby!

Happy happy happy post!
Boiled carrot -nonsesne! I didn't see one unfinished seten..

Olivia said...

I'm glad the Anouk has seen the light of day, it's lovely! As are all your FOs - the beret looks really good on you too.

JustJess said...

What a magnificent lot of knitting! Great to see Grace modelling - that Anouk is gorgeous, and the berry hat is too. Well done!!

Jejune said...

Oh she's so gorgeous in her little dress! That is such a lovely pattern, you've done well. Lucky the tricky bits were knitted before BCB (Boiled Carrot Brain)!

Love the other stuff too, especially the berry beanie - I made a lemon one for my nephew. What are babies for except for dressing them up in crazy ways which they can't do anything about! :)

sweetp said...

Oh my how cute is your anouk? Just lovely, well done. Your baby is just adorable!