Water play in the sun

E had a lovely time today playing with her castle, with the moat filled with water.

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Pimp my soakers part 2

So, I decided to have a go at embroidering my soakers to zhuzz them up a little.  Here is my first attempt, on  a soaker knitted in Treliske organic merino (yummmm!).  I played around with duplicate stitch, chain stitch and lazy daizies – my first ever embroidery experiment.  It was also the first time I made an i-cord.  ugh.  not my favourite thing.

 back view (its supposed to be a butterfly. yes really.)

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front view:

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I wasn’t entirely happy and wanted to improve on that effort, so I did another flowery girly sort of soaker, this time for a friend of E.  This was actually my first try at circular knitting, using the Punk Knitters pattern.  After that I never bothered making a soaker on flats again, I love circulars!:

 front view:

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back view:

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Pimp my soaker Part 1

So, the first thing I ever knitted was a soaker.  Now while I was very proud of myself, it was all one colour and therefore a bit boring.  See for yourself:

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So for the next one I had a go at stripes.  Better, but still not exactly BAM! (yes there is a mistake under the ribbing waistband – hey it was my first go at stripes!)

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So, in an attempt for a more bootilicious soaker, I had a go at intarsia.  OK so this was my first and only intarsia effort – its just not my thing.  But a good thing about this project was I did the black in duplicate stitch, and thus discovered I prefer embroidery to intarsia colourwork.

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Ahhhh, Spotlight

Yesterday I took a trip to Spotlight, to find fabric for aprons.  Tammy had bought some lovely fabric last weekend, and I wanted to find some contrasting/complementary fabrics for the accent colours on her aprons. 

 So – she bought the gingham, and I chose the red for the sash and frills

 

For this pair of fabrics I matched the deeper pink with Tammy’s pale pink fabric. Its going to be the sash for a reversible apron. I like the deep pink so much I got some for myself with an aqua blue to match but I don’t have a pic of that yet.  The deep pink is wrinkly cos its the end of the roll, its not actually wrinkly fabric.

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