A knitting accomplishment

And at the end of the day…

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One cute little handmade dolly has one cute little handmade scalloped edge cardigan!
( with help from mama)
Satisfaction for all involved!
I liked such a small knitting project, easy to accomplish in one day

Pattern
4.5 mm knittin sticks
Yummy soft yarn about 10 ply

Work two front panels the same
Cast on 15 st
Knit garter st for 15 rows
Cast off
Repeat for other front panel

Back panel
Cast on 30 st
Garter st 15 rose
Cast off

Sew in ends of your three rectangles.
Then with a wool needle and wool sew top shoulder seams together of one front panel to the back, leaving space for a neck hole ( about 12 mm ea side)
Repeat other side

Sew under arm seams almost all the way to the centre. Leave a bit to be the front panel bottom edge of cardigan.

I decorated the bottom edge with some crotchet scalloping and Lily sewed a thread to tie it shut.
Done
Easy peasy

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A knitted cat…

While I finished this knitted cat for a niece , ( sorry Cedar claimed it as soon as it was off my needles)
He likes tying it’s tail to the happy bubble car!
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A wonderful simple pattern it’s from Lilys craft teacher for term three crafting, I wanted to try it out so i could help her when the time comes ( and inspire her)
So easy why don’t you try it?

Anyway back to the story
While I finished this knitted cat
Lily made a toilet paper bride with detachable veil!
Hello! how is this girls detail for miniature things!
Originally tied together with her own hair!

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The wonders of good old toilet paper!

And then Cedar was two!

good morning my beautiful son

Lily crowns you and bethrones you in bed and brings you your few gifts to help you open…

you are quietly pleased

breakfast is simply porridge but accompanied by some new play things. thankyou family, well chosen compact quality toys…

Lily adores you and invents funny games to make us all laugh

later in the day after the markets, we drive to a beautiful creek and meet friends

it is oh so peaceful by the fire and the water

you are contented to play on your own and I watch you in your own amusement and watch your big eight year old sister teach our friend to knitwe eat simply but happilythe nature at the beautiful Shannonvale creek has me breathless

reflections on cool water like an impressionist painting

an endless meditation to watch the rippling mirror

before bed we light your candles and sing our birthday medley of songs

you look so pleased in a happy quiet way

you have had your first haircut ever today!

you look different my son

your face makes new expressions

my how you have grown little one

you love the moment, as we all do, gathered around you singing in the candlelight

Lily helps you blow them out as you cannot yet

you love it so much we have to do it again, and again

we all love it and you too
we have our yummy birthday celebration the next day in the park at Port Douglas

As its your birthday Cedar i let you eat the pancakes straight from the pan

you go so fast i have to get a second pan out so I can make a stack for us to share!

finally you are full and we have a feast prepared

this is black sapote (chocolate fruit) mixed with fresh grated coconut and fresh squeezed coconut cream YUM!mmm you are a watchful child… i read so much in your facewe sing and celebrate you Cedarand a second later…look at this boy! mmm the creativity of toppings is endless…oh yes we love our pancakes instead of cakes for birthdays!!

thankyou beautiful Cedar for gracing my life with your calm souland unmatched pancake appetite!!

may we share many more…

A wedding day… ( not ours)

Today Jesse and Robby are playing their beautiful music for a little wedding at the beach. The setting for the reception is port Douglas sailing club. The friends and family set the scene so lovely. I met the French papa of the groom on the beach this morning, no English and my tiny French but we understood each other!

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And then we had fun with silhouette photography!

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It’s a beautiful day for a special ceremony!
Peace
Roselinde

Waking up to…

Being joined in cosy morning snooziness to assist lily in making a cardigan pattern for her little doll Lilac. Knitting with Aracuania yarn, absolutely beautiful and soft, this turquoise is left over from a cape I made Lily last year.

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Cedar found amusement with the needle packet! And hiding under the quilt. And then popping holes in the sheet with a knitting stick!
Ah a mamas Monday morning sleep in!

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A little weaving

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During camping this week I found a little time for weaving. I had a beautiful frond of coconut palm and adapted a traditional wall pouch design to my own imagination. Namely making the pouches more square cornered and wide based. So happy with the result!
I love how quickly coconut weaves up and how beautiful the green with yellow stripe is.
I also made this little basket from dried lamandra. A fresh water reedy plant which a lot of us grow in our gardens also. It’s made in a more indigenous style of twining. Slow and fiddely work but very strong and pleasing in the end.

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Last week I got brave and had a spot in mossman market weaving and selling (2) baskets! It’s a challenge for me to go public, I am pretty private about my craft usually but the interest was great. and boosted my confidence to face my fear.

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I loved the focused time just to sit and weave. At one point I was so engrossed , when I looked up there was a crowd standing around me watching and I got a shock. I had wandered off into crafting peace!
What are you making?
What brave thing have you accomplished?