I did not know where to buy my ribbon from so through my friend Kath also an avid knitter, she recommended Chorley Market. I found a stall with box's full of ribbons of all different sizes and colours. I will be supporting my local market more often from now on. The ribbon was only 50 pence. Bargain.
These are going to be for an expected baby due to arrive in August. (Not for me by the way) but this is for my brother in Law and his partner Laura. Can not wait to give Laura the little mitts and see her face when she opens her present. I'm going to keep this pattern in my archives and knit this again and again for any new arrival in the future. I might get a file to store my favourite patterns. I love the zingy spring colour of these mitts. If Laura has a baby girl I have some yellow and white wool and have also brought some orange ribbon so can be on the way to knitting these again. I think they would be a great way to use my stash yarn. I have some lovely Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in lilac and dusky pink shades but again will only use this if Laura has a girl.
I am also planning to make some more little mitts and a hat with some free wool I got with www.letsknit.co.uk . The wool is called Cookie Charlotte. It's a light buff and white colour and is quite textured. It looks quite hard to knit with as it is quite textured.
This is'nt such a great picture of the wool but when I start to knit it up I shall show you.
I have also started on another pattern. Again it is from www.letsknit.co.uk magazine in the March 2011 issue.
The wool does kind of get tangled still but it's easier now I've done some bobbins of the red wool I'm using.
www.texere-yarns.co.uk but will be exploring my local market as noticed a wool store when I went for my ribbon.
I took my daughter to see Tangled yesterday - the new dizney film about Rapunzzel. Just great - a very happy princessey film. Adults would enjoy this too and there were some laugh out moments. It was the usual princessey storey and it followed the story of Rapunzzal pretty much. It was my daughter's first time at the Cinema and she behaved perfectly- I was not sure what her attention span would be as she is only three years old but she managed the whole film and she is now obsessed with brushing her hair and saying let down your golden hair. Love her to bits.
And this is a picci of me and my mum on the side. Whoops but had to add as a dedication to my mum's birthday. Love you mum x
Good bye for now everyone and thanks for reading x :)