25 March 2016

happy easter

I had great fun knitting this cute little chap as one of my Easter knits. The pattern is called "Dutch Rabbits" from the Yarnigans and the designer is Rachel Borello Carrol. It's a great pattern, everything including the making up is well explained. Also nice to have a pattern written for dpns. Pattern can be found on Ravelry, click here. I used a strand of Drops Karisma with a strand of Drops Kids Silk and it worked well, making the knitting tight so that stuffing didn't show through.

All that's left to say is have a lovely Easter everyone.
Till next time, Ali

2 March 2016

knitted feast

I do like a competition .....and when I saw that there was to be one at the Knit and Stitch Show this Spring, I just had to enter. Especially since the title of the competition was Knitted Feast and the requirement was to knit or crochet an item for the banqueting table.
I wanted to do something colourful and after perusing the internet I took my inspiration from a photo found on the Not From a Packet Mix Blog of a fruit tarte.
I started with a pastry base and custard filling and a row of strawberries and blueberries.....

Then added some tinned peach slices and kiwi fruit.....

and of course every pastry deserves a pretty cake stand......

and a few flowers and pieces of fruit for a bit of decoration......

And my final entry....

If you are lucky enough to be going along to the Spring Knit and Stitch Show at Olympia in London this weekend have a look out for my fruit tarte and all the other entries.
Unfortunately mine was not in the winning three!
Till next time, Ali.