Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What I've been up to.....

Kellie and I decided to do a little quilt swap with each other when we both missed out on the latest round of the 4 seasons quilt swap. We're still following all of the guidelines set out by this swap so it'll be a 'Spring' themed quilt. Our only difference will be that we'll know who our partner's are (I think that's better anyway)....
The snap shot above is just a little sneak peak for Kellie. It's by no means any where finished..... There's loads of embellishing in the form of embroidery and maybe even a little bit of applique to come let alone the quilting... The deadline to post is Monday fortnight but I'm hoping to get mine mailed out early this time, for a change.. :)

Now that the evenings are cooling down I've been feeling a real pull towards knitting. I started knitting this cardigan for my little princess on Saturday night. It's so super easy I should have it finished come the end of the week (fingers crossed).I'm using the most divine yarn that was sooo affordable. It's Soft by Carnival, is 8ply and was only $2.68 per 80g ball. Carnival was the brand of wool my Mum used to buy me when I first started to knit/crochet, it's not the most luxurious wool out there but for a machine washable yarn it's pretty good and makes knitting infants clothes that little bit more affordable. What's your opinion??? I'd loved to hear it. Have you ever used this yarn before??? What's your preference when knitting/crocheting kids cloths???

18 comments:

  1. Oh How Beautiful. Great idea when you've missed a deadline.
    Can't wait to see the whole project.

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  2. Cool weather certainly brings out those needles!! I cut my finger today at work pruning(naughty,I should have had gloves on) so the needes are going to be awkward for a while! Yes I have used Carnival,lusting after Bernat Cashmere at moment,its another acrylic based yarn with 5% Cashmere, my Mother in law used it (Carnival) to make a heap of crochet rugs while quitting smoking!!!!Great for washable hard wearing items!! Cant wait to see your finished "Princess" !!!

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  3. the quilt is looking good.....keep up the knitting so you can get some more wool at Nundle........

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  4. Oooohhhhh, can't wait!!!!!! I'll be posting off early too ... should't have said that now I will fall and break my neck on the way to bed! ;)

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  5. This quilt is very beautiful !
    Kind regards

    Sonnja
    Beertje Zonn

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  6. I love that block! Great fabric :)

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  7. The quilt is too cute! I love the colors and patterns!

    I've never used that yarn, but I'm sure the little princess will be charming in her sweater whatever yarn is used.

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  8. everything you have been doing looks beautiful! i can't wait to see the cardigan. it is warming up here now, but i feel like i am knitting more than ever!

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  9. oh, i also wanted to tell you that i used dill pickles in the salad, and I got for the cheaper yarn when I make the kids things! they out grow them so fast!

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  10. the yarn sounds lovely. unfortunately they dont sell anything woolish for that reasonable. maybe its because of all those sheep over there? hehe
    i love the color too!

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  11. Cute goods! I love the brown yarn!

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  12. Quilt looks gorgeous. I bought myself some carnival today for the crochet night at brown owls next week. I was very impressed with the color range and price!

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  13. What lovely things you are making - I have no knitting skills what so ever and my quilting skills are evern worse...

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  14. Love the quilt so far, looking forwad to seeing what happens with it next!

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  15. Great projects, that is going to look really super all knitted up.

    A friend of mine orders pure wool from www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au - I had a look today and WOW so so reasonably priced - like $11 for a 200 gram ball.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished cardigan pics :)
    Melx

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  16. I love he look of your special quilt for the swap. Sorry I can't comment on the wool. I love to crotchet but am a total dummy in knowing about wool. I am a fabric queen!

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  17. Just found your blog, it's lovely! Lots of crafty fun! The quilt looks great so far. :)

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  18. The quilt is looking wonderful!

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