Sunday, 21 September 2014

~Baby Jumper tada~

I've been back at work and too busy to blog since 1st September, but thought I'd share this latest finished project. I do feel good when I actually complete a project. I liked the shoulders on this sweater pattern and wanted to knit it for my baby niece Evelyn. It's Sirdar 6013 for baby cashmere merino silk DK.

I chose to make it up in Sirdar Simply Recycled Cotton DK in shade 0022, a dark chalky pink with a marl appearance. I went for one shade rather than stripes.

Here's the finished jumper...

 I crocheted 2 flowers for embellishments (pattern from Nikki Trench crochet book) in cream cotton yarn...
I wasn't happy with the not-very-neatness of my picking up stitches round the neckline, hence the flowers to hide a wonky bit :)
My sewing up isn't great either - must practice more!
I also found these mittens for Evelyn; £1.50 at the Monsoon outlet...

 So, I had a lovely day over in Manchester yesterday catching up with my brother and his lovely family in their new home.  On the drive over I spotted a fab sewing shop nearby in Eccles and we had a walk there.

 Bambers is a family business over 2 floors, selling overlockers, machines, wool, fabric, patterns, haberdashery, and they also run sewing courses.  I feel very guilty because I quite impulsively bought a dressmaker's mannequin (hurrah!) for a very good price - cheaper than I'd researched on ebay and the web. So, hence I felt the need to get up at silly o'clock this morning to do a car boot sale.  Unfortunately I only made £35 today but it will add to my ebay sales of late and pay for this essential bit of kit, so my homemade clothes fit me better.


  1. Beautiful jumper, love the flower embellishments, a wonderful gift for your niece.

  2. Sweet little jumper, I'm glad homemade knits for babies are now more fashionable :) xxx

  3. Lovely jumper in a very pretty colour too! Thankyou so much for your lovely blog comment and not giving up on me :). My new mantra is "must try harder" ! Looking forward to a pic of your new mannequin :). Have a great week. Xx

  4. Lucky Evelyn! What a sweet jumper. She also has a lovely name. Your dressmakers dummy sounds very exciting. It'll beat having to whip your clothes off and try things on every five minutes! xx


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