• ForKids,  Hat,  Knitting

    Les Chapeaux des Animaux

      For Christmas 2013 I got this amazing knitting book called Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie which has loads of knitting patterns for different animal hats, and from that point started a year long obsession with knitting animal hats for small people!   I started knitting the hats in June, but had actually spent much longer consulting with the small people to find out which one they wanted and also deciding the best yarns to use! In the end I used Drops Alaska and Drops Boucle for all of the hats, as this yarn is really well priced and so far I haven’t been disappointed with the quality.   The…

  • ForKids,  Knitting,  Patterns

    Charity Shop Pattern Finds

    Over the weekend J and I did our usual charity shop rummages and look what I found! These amazing vintage patterns were tucked away in a corner, found after some serious rummaging! These patterns made the grade:   J has requested a Father Christmas jumper, and I can’t wait to knit a small person a Spot The Dog jumper! These, although awesome, didn’t quite make it home! Celebrity knitting patterns, what a genius idea! Not sure how much input Billy Connolly would have to his knitting pattern though!!

  • ForKids,  Knitting

    Seagull Love

    A while ago, J and I were lucky enough to be on the pre-Bestival boat party and I developed a very real attachment to Barry, the plastic seagull!                   Ever since then I have been wanting a seagull of my very own, and now I think I’ve found the answer in Nicky Fijalkowska’s knitted seagull pattern! It’s very cute, and I think he would replace plastic Barry nicely!

  • ForKids,  Knitting,  Toys

    Snap The Aligator

    This pattern for a knitted alligator toy is SOOOOO cute!! I’m going to put this on my ‘things to knit next’ list as I think it would make the best toy ever!!      

  • Cardigan,  ForKids

    Boy’s Hooded Cardigan

    A while ago I knitted this lovely boy’s hooded cardigan for my friend’s little boy, using this very versatile Sirdar pattern. The pattern has four designs for ages 0 – 6 years, and is suitable for boys or girls. I prefer, where possible to knit with natural fibres so I swapped the suggested yarn of Sirdar Snuggly DK and chose instead King Cole Merino Blend DK. Being fairly new to knitting and swapping one yarn in a pattern for another, I didn’t think to check the difference in length between the two yarns, and so ended up using 6 balls of the King Cole in comparison to the 4 suggested…