Friday, 18 May 2012

Something for the weekend? (FO Friday)

Today's Finished Object is a little wrap and trouser outfit for Pixie Moon.
YARNS: Knitting Goddess Mini-skeins (1 x purple semi-solid, 1 x striped) and 
a little Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4ply for the trouser tops. 
NEEDLES/HOOK: 3mm & 3.25mm DPNs and 3.25mm circulars
3mm crochet hook for edging
(Pictured with Little Red Dress)
For the waist section I decided to experiment with some shirring elastic knitted into the last 4 or 5 rows of the trousers. It worked a treat and is something that will surely be included in future projects. 

With several lovely mini-skeins in my small yarn stash, I was keen to try them out for something other than just the Beekeeper's Quilt (which is the reason I have them) and it was fun to knit these into something else, although you can see from the picture (right) there was insufficient yarn without supplementing the stripes. I'm planning a further post to highlight some more projects/patterns that suit small quantities of yarn/mini-skeins so please feel free to leave a comment if you have anything you think should be on the list.

Another busy weekend lays ahead of us including a theatre trip with the children tomorrow and a party on Sunday. I'm hoping to get this delicious hand-spun skein balled up and on the needles this evening. I am thinking of making a Pogona with it so I can try out the "symmetrical yarn overs" I wrote about on Wednesday.  It was a surprise from some friends and I can't wait to use it. What do you think?
YARN: 350m of Polworth/Baby Alpaca/ Mulberry Silk 
spun by Catherine from Sunbird Fibre Works
Of course this may just be wishful thinking - we've had both children ill this week and Little Miss started a course of anti-biotics yesterday *crosses fingers for a restful evening and some sleep* 

Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a very lovely weekend. There are more FOs here


  1. Pixie Moon is one well-accessoried lady! I hope the kids feel better.

  2. Pixie moon looks very stylish. Love the stripey leggings!

  3. Pixie is so cute! She's better dressed than I.
    What a great score that yarn is.

  4. I love that yarn, Catherine is so talented. Hope to join you on a Pogona this weekend. X

  5. Ahhhh, she looks Faaaabulous Dahling.

  6. Pixie is beginning to have a better wardrobe than me! I like her stripes.

    Your new yarn looks gorgeous, and having seen the pagona elsewhere, I'm sure it would be a great make in that.

    Hope you are all bug free now and that the kids are having good long restful sleeps.

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  8. Love the yarn Catherine has done :-) its very pretty will be looking forward to seeing what it becomes and the clothes are fab :-)


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