(Not so lazy) days of summer…part two

How is everyone doing? I’ve finally had my holiday so now I’ve got some more time to look back over the last few months to let you know what all we have been up to. What a busy summer we have had!

I am always admiring older patterns and was asked earlier in the year to make an Aran cardigan from a 1960s pattern.

The cable design was much more complex than any I had done before but it turned out really well, don’t you think?

Next, how about this little number for an 80s revival? I just love this and I think it would work well today.

 

I had to put a shirt underneath as it was a little too big for me around the arms and the neck. This was probably due to the yarn I chose. I used up this red cotton I already had in and I love it.

Lastly, and under pressure from my Nathan, I tried my hand at toys. Now I know why I do not make them. Hats off to all of you who dom but I found it a bit of a nightmare! All those fiddly bits and a hell of a lot of sewing at the end (pardon my French). Long story short, I managed to make Nathan’s dinosaur which he calls “Skinny”.

Now Nathan wants a Godzilla!

Here are some pictures from an expert toymaker which I spotted in Cockermouth over the summer. I have been collecting bears for a number of years and my husband bought me a lovely knitted one for my birthday a few years ago, so it was no wonder I fell in love with these when I saw them at the Woolfest. They are just gorgeous. I could always try my hand at one of these – you never know…..

Well, enjoy the last of the summer, and start thinking of the Autumn which is my favourite time of year.

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Lots of love

Frances x

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