Monday, January 27, 2014

Completed projects this week

Not one but two projects completed for me this week, this is almost unheard of!


First up, the Primrose dress for my 4 year old princess. I knit this in 8ply superwash and hand dyed it just for this project. 


A little lace detail on the hem. 


And some ladybird buttons to finish off with. There is lace detail on the shoulders and sleeve trim too.  
I was really thrilled with this pattern - it was simple and easy to knit, the sizing is accurate and it was all explained so well that I didn't feel like tearing my hair out like I normally would with a knitting project! The pattern in by New Zealander, Julia Stanfield.


Next up, some tea towels off the loom. I wove these with 4ply Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton.


I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, despite the wonky edges! I learned that weaving with 4ply is more challenging than 8ply.


It seems that as I grow more confident as a weaver and knitter I also increase in speed, which is a wonderful thing, it means I can turn out more beautiful things for my family!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along :)


4 comments:

sharine said...

Your princess looks beautiful in her dress:)

Sue Elvis said...

Kelly,

I really love the dress! And the tea towels, though I would be reluctant to use them to dry dishes. They look too good for that! I bet they are very absorbent.

Your princess is very beautiful!

Brienne Moody said...

It looks like she really likes that dress! Beautiful knitting and color.

Becci ~ Becci's Domestic Bliss said...

Oh I love these tea towels!