Hats for baby geeks or the more traditionally minded

I love knitting baby hats but alas I have no more babies so I shall content myself with sticking them on  my etsy store

A few hats with html tags for the geeky among us, a mohican for the follically challenged baby with punky style and a more traditional victorian style baby bonnet because I wanted to have a go at knitting a lacy pattern.

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Rainbows!

Maybe its because spring is in the air, who knows. I have come over all excited about rainbow colours recently and have added these to the website although the necklace I have marked as out of stock because I love it so much I will have to keep it! I have to say I would  be more than happy to make some more though, I love the colours and it combines 2 of my favourite kinds of beads – gorgeous swarovskis and teeny tiny seed beads.

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1 – front of necklace, swarovski colours with clear AB in between

2 – full rainbow necklace

3 – pendant to hang on a ribbon

4 – swarovski and silver plated wire bracelet

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Wedding Jewellery and Tiaras

I decided I would like to have a play with sparkly things so I have started compiling a wedding section on my website.

I have several pairs of earrings on there which I am very pleased with and a few tiaras. Its great working with the really pretty stuff like swarovskis and gorgeous gorgeous pearls. I still have to make some necklaces and bracelets but things are coming along and I am loving it!

I have also decided to have a go at wedding favours, I know how much my friend agonised over them when she got married so I thought it might be nice to make  something small which people might actually use afterwards. I am still adding things and making things but if anyoe would like to leave a comment on what is there already I would love to hear from you!

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Chunky Wrist Warmers Free Knitting Pattern!

Was talking to my gran the other day and she was saying she doesnt like gloves because she cant grip properly when wearing them (she has a walking aid). I had just bought some Debbie Bliss Soho wool and thought these would make a nice present. They are really simple and knit up quickly. I used less than one skein using 5.5mm needles.

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Cast on 36 stitches

Knit 4 rows

Double rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 16 rows or as many as needed to reach desired length if you want them long. These come to 10cm with the edging.

Knit 4 rows

Cast off.

Sew up side seam, weave in ends.

For the flower (not too easy to see on the above pic!)

Cast on 31 st

[Knit 1, cast off 5] repeat to end

In case this isnt clear you should have 6 st left on needle, the first, the last and 4 inbetween, each spaced out by the cast off stitches.

Thread yarn through remaining st, pull the yarn into a circle. Making the middle tight will create the petals. Fasten off, use end to sew to wrist warmers. I have added a bead in the middle for a touch of sparkle. This was done with thread, not yarn as the yarn is too thick to go through the bead.

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I would love to see some pics if you use the pattern, please link to your blog if you put photos up so I can have a look!

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