Wednesday, 25 June 2014

What's On My Needles......Pavilion Socks Spoiler Alert

Hello my friends, I'll jump straight in and show you what's on my needles, this week. I'll start with a new project, a very cute teddy bear called Mr Bakery Bear which was released last week, the pattern is by Kay Jones who also designed Mrs Bakery Bear. As soon as Jodie saw this sweet bear, she asked if I'd knit him for the 'little man' and of course I had to oblige. I ordered some Cascade 220 in Sand and so far I've knit the head and ears, I'll share more with you next week.

Kay has been a Ravelry friend for a while now and has recently began a knitting podcast with her husband, Dan. It's called The Bakery Bears and I urge you take to a look, they are such an amiable couple and have so much fun, I laugh out loud through each episode. It's not just about the knitting, each week they take you to a new location in the North of England and walk you around places of interest. On this week's episode I was surprised to hear my name mentioned, I was really touched as she said such nice things about me and my little blog. Thank you so much, Kay.

I've finished knitting Baby's First Cable Cardigan and have just got to finish seaming, sewing in the ends and adding some buttons. I think this is the cutest baby cardigan I've knit, I love it and can't wait to see the 'little man' wearing it. It's from the book Lullaby Knits, I highly recommend this book, it's full of beautiful patterns but not your traditional baby knits.

Clue Three has been released of the Pavilion socks, a mystery knit by Rachel Coopey, I'm on the foot of the second sock. It's been a nice change to do some cable socks, these socks were designed as part of Unwind Brighton, you can see that this design was inspired by Brighton Pavilion.

Last but not least, I've made some progress on the Twinkle Twinkle blanket, this is baby's 'best' blanket. I'm knitting it in Rooster Almerino DK, a luxury mix of merino and alpaca, as you can imagine the blanket is very soft. The pattern is by one of my favourite designers, Helen Stewart, it's a square blanket, constructed of four triangles, knit it in the round. The pattern is very easy to remember and after a few rounds, I didn't need to look at the pattern again.

Now to what I'm reading this week, I'm three quarters of the way through Paris by Edward Rutherford and still very much enjoying it. I'm also flicking through this book on my Kindle, A Paris Journal by Nichole Robertson. It is beautifully written, journal style about a day in Paris and the photos are stunning, I'm dreaming of going back to Paris one day but until then this will satisfy my needs.

I'm linking to Ginny's Yarn Along, What's on my Needles Wednesday and WIP Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week.

Happy Crafting

xxxxDebxxxx

21 comments:

gilly said...

These are all just lovely, Deb - your new grandbabe is going to be the best dressed baby around :-)
Happy Wednesday, enjoy the sunshine!
xx

Alison Machin said...

Hi Deb Just popped over from Gilly's blog-I have just started a blog myself and am finding all sorts of inspiration from others-what lovely projects you have on the go! Have a great week, Alison xx

Kymberly said...

Wow! You are up to so much loveliness. Thanks for the recommendation of the podcast. I'll be sure to go check them out!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Everything looks amazing!!!! I can't wait to see the bear!!!!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

As always everything that you produce is lovely, but those socks!!!!!!!!! They are fabulous, I can certainly see the Brighton inspiration in them, but how will you bring yourself to wear them!! xx

Caffeine Girl said...

Wow, really beautiful knits. I can't believe the detail in the socks. But my favorite is definitely the bear. One of these days I have to start knitting dolls.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

You have so many beautiful knits on your needles, love the sweater, but the bear is at the top of my list.
Enjoy a beautiful day.

Donna said...

As always - your projects are so beautiful! I especially love the baby cable cardigan. That is simply gorgeous.

Melissa Marie said...

The cardigan looks lovely. I love the colors! Happy Knitting! :)

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

The cardigan is beautiful and I love the baby blanket. I may have to knit it out of Madtosh. Thanks for the book idea, I will have to look it up!

Lynnda said...

Love these!!! Awesome !!

CathieJ said...

All of your knits are beautiful. That bear is going to be well-loved. Thanks for the podcast link.

Ira Huberts said...

You've got so many gorgeous knits lying on your table Deb, you are so creative! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Martina said...

How sweet is that little cable cardigan - it's adorable!

Kepanie said...

I love that baby cardigan. It is chic and timeless. I like the looks of that baby blanket too. Its pattern name is very sweet and I can imagine a little cherub all nestled within.

Kelli said...

Lovely knitting! I can't wait to see Mr. Bakery Bear complete... I have a certain affection to handmade toys. What special keepsakes for our little ones to love.
I will certainly check out your friend's podcast as I just discovered knitting podcasts in general last night!
Blessings to you,
Kelli

Evelyn Hender said...

I love the cable cardigan, gorgeous!

The socks are amazing, I can't believe I've never got round to knitting one of Rachel Coopey's designs. Must remedy that soon!

karisma said...

Your pictures are so beautiful as always. Love love love all the yummy knitting. Such gorgeous work. <3

elisabethandree said...

Seriously, I do love all your projects! The baby cardigan is the cutest and all your other work looks so beautiful too. Love to see your new teddy bear!

Ewa said...

Bardzo ładny sweter ciekawy wzór ! Pozdrawiam !

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

I so enjoy looking at your work. Thank you for sharing it with us. The socks and that blanket are both so lovely, too.