Thursday, November 3, 2011

knitted : the country kiddie

 
It has been awhile between knitting projects around here. It wasn't as if I wasn't knitting, but rather, that my knitting was not getting anywhere. There was certainly no finished projects to show for it. I was so encouraged by all your comments when I posted about it, that it gave me the kick in the pants I needed to keep going.

So here is my recently completed project. A little summery top for Violet in sock yarn weight. It is a merino bamboo blend from here. I've decided to keep on knitting through the summery months. There is still so many lighter weight projects out there to keep me busy before the cooler weather comes back. Lighter weight wool and cotton are perfect for summer knitting.



The pattern is the country kiddie and was knit completely in the round with circular needles. This was the first time I used this method and I couldn't believe how quickly and easily it came together. I even learned how to block a project which is really so much simpler than it sounds.




I made the size two, but it is a little large. Good for growing into though as I'm sure it will still fit next summer when I have a little toddler on my hands.


And the very best part of knitting is seeing your little one wearing it. Making all that work, all those stitches, worth it.

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21 comments:

  1. thats true;) love this little yellow country kiddie! really a beautiful work!
    JenMuna

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  2. Lovely work. Your daughter is very cute in her handmade top.

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  3. My favourite colour! Really lovely x

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  4. That is gorgeous, and your knitting is sooo neat.
    Baby girl looks super cute in her top, the colour looks lovely on her. You've made me want to knit in summer now too LOL

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  5. What a great yellow that is, and that model is too cute :-)

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  6. i love the colour tania and she is so adorable in it. xo.

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  7. The top is adorable! And she looks simply precious in it.

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  8. Awww, she looks lovely and what a happy colour for her to be wearing...great work Mum!
    Jode x

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  9. Loved your auction purchases especially your beautiful chair.
    You are an inspiration & have given me a "kick in the rear"to get on as well .
    Love your St George stove never ever let it go ... if you would like some information on St George please let me know :)♥

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  10. Oh a lovely yellow! I have a thing for yellow this year (not for me though only my girls ;)

    I am all for summer knitting, I knit through summer so they have their woolies ready for winter ;)

    I am currently writing a post on my knitting plans and I'm going to use a great pattern that has a doll size and a ladies size aswell. Keep your eye out I think you would like them :)

    Jacq

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  11. Ohhh, it's gorgeous! Well done, I love it!

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  12. That sure is one gorgeous summer knit...I adore the colour and the style :)
    I've not picked up my needles in quite some months now but have completed one granny square blanket for next winter and am about to start another.
    I have so many knitted projects bookmarked though that I best make a start :)

    x

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  13. Oh, and I also learnt how to block recently and it really does improve the finished look of a piece doesn't it?

    x

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  14. i've never been able to figure out what blocking is? it sounds so vague and mysterious, is it hard?

    p.s. love the vest, looks so sweet!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Tania! I wish I had the patience to learnt to knit properly (anything besides a wonky scarf...) Lucy xo

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  16. Well done - it looks lovely on her. I have knitted alot in cotton - be careful and do a swatch. I have a shirt here that I made Amelia that starts the day as a top and ends the day as a dress - it GROWS so much.
    Love the colour.

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  17. Gorgeous, you're starting to inspire me. I passed this one on to my sister who is a great knitter, that wool shop looks amazing!

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  18. Gorgeous colour and what a versatile top for all the seasons. melx

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  19. this is just a darling little top and such a lovely colour. Beautiful job Tania.

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  20. You've done a beautiful job Tania, it looks so sweet on Violet. x

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  21. That is just gorgeous, it looks lovely on her!

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