As usual, I made this slightly large for my tall 3 year old, and the finished measurements are 76 x 37 cm. I'm really pleased with how well it came out, the colours of the yarn are good with these vertical stripes (except for the purple!) and I think that until it's warm enough to wear as an outer garment next Spring, when it should fit properly, it will be a good additional layer underneath a jacket as there is no bulk from sleeves, just a toasty tum.
- Using DK and 5mm hook loosely chain 51
- turn and tr into the 2nd chain from hook
- Make 1 tr into every stitch, then ch2 and turn
- Repeat (3) x 19, then ch2 and turn
- Work 1 tr into each of the next 13 sts, loosely chain 18 (this forms the armhole), then 1 tr into each of the remaining 20 sts, ch 2, turn
- Repeat (3) and (4) to make the back section = 20 rows
- Repeat (5) to make second armhole
- Repeat (4) then
- For the final row, dc into each stitch, then finish off and sew in all ends.
- Embellish as per the recipient's preferences - in this case a flowery brooch.
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There's another "almost FO" in my bag - the crochet wrap is done - so this weekend I'll be adding some embellishment and some edging - pop back for a peek (and the pattern mods to make it in child's size) on Sunday. In the meantime you can find the links for more finished objects here*. Today I'm heading out for a hair transformation and taking LM to a Pumpkin Party. Hope you have a lovely day too x
*I'm too early to give you the direct link, this week's post should be up soon :)
As revealing as Freakonomics, shocking as Fast Food Nation and thought provoking as No Logo, The Politics of Breastfeeding exposes infant feeding as one of the most important public health issues of our time.
Every thirty seconds a baby dies from infections due to a lack of breastfeeding and the use of bottles, artificial milks and other risky products. In her powerful book Gabrielle Palmer describes how big business uses subtle techniques to pressure parents to use alternatives to breastmilk. The infant feeding product companies thirst for profit systematically undermines mothers confidence in their ability to breastfeed their babies.
An essential and inspirational eye-opener, The Politics of Breastfeeding challenges our complacency about how we feed our children and radically reappraises a subject which concerns not only mothers, but everyone: man or woman, parent or childless, old or young.
Edited - I should have used this opportunity to link you to my Customisable Knitted Boob pattern/recipe which is available in English and Portuguese. You can find it here.
PS I'm tinkering a little with the blog layout at the moment.
If you come across anything strange, please do let me know. Thanks x
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& another Saffron by Elena Nodel in Wendy Sorrento
READING: Shadows at Stonewylde (Stonewylde 4) by Kit Berry
& Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight
Last week I mentioned that I was loving the third in the Stonewylde series and yet again, as soon as it was finished, the next was downloaded straight to my Kindle. In this continuation of the story, thirteen years have passed (don't worry, no spoilers) and it's great to see the character development during that time, especially as all of the previous books took place within the year the key characters were on the cusp of adulthood. The fifth and final instalment is due out later this month and I have a feeling that I'll have to keep going until I'm done. The author has promised that everything will be resolved then, and it's nice to have discovered the series in time to read it all at once - I hate waiting for sequels.
Crochet Workshop arrived at the weekend and I had great intentions of keeping it to review as part of the new "Festive Gift Guide" feature (Thursdays, until the end of November) but quite frankly, I can't put it down. The book offers a sound and well written intro to crochet, including all the basics, different stitches and standard motifs - so for all those knitters who regularly comment that they wish they could crochet, this one would be perfect for you! If you can already crochet, please don't be fooled, it's not just for beginners. The twenty patterns range from beginner to advanced, working from basic stitches, to intricate lace and freeform construction. There are also "Masterclass" sections with useful tips and techniques including beading, crocheting motifs together, how to arrange colours so that they work together, making yarn from fabric strips....
|Clear diagrams, stitch library, basic motifs and charts to illustrate the patterns|
My mum, a knitter for over 40 years, spotted this in the Cwtch at the weekend and said the patterns are enough to make her learn to crochet. As it was just published a few months ago, not many of the designs are on Ravelry yet and you may not have seen it, but you can peek inside the book on Amazon. I think it's definitely worth a look and if I didn't already have it, it would be high on my Christmas list.
"In knitting, the word gauge is used both in hand knitting and machine knitting; the latter, technical abbreviation GG, refers to "Knitting Machines" fineness size. In both cases, the term refers to the number of stitches per inch, not the size of the finished garment. In both cases, the gauge is measured by counting the number of stitches (in hand knitting) or the number of needles (on a knitting machine bed) over several inches then dividing by the number of inches in the width of the sample."
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