Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Bits and pieces

I needed a quick gift for a two year old so I knitted Ellie the Elefante.



This pattern only takes a few hours to knit. I had to make up my own ears because my crochet skills are really rather pathetic.

I've completed my second Summer Square, the Double Bass.



This square will form part of my blanket. It is knit in Bendigo Woollen Mills 4 ply cotton in Snow.

A friend turned up the other day with a bag of yarn and a pleading expression and of course I caved in and agreed to knit two jumpers for her granddaughter. She supplied one pattern but left it up to me to find a pattern for the Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca. I've started Jacki Kelly's Seamless Kimono for a three year old.



This pattern knits up really quickly. And as I have said before, I'm hooked on seamless knitting.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Love, love, love your Elephant! I might have to make one of those for my sister, who is far from a child but obsessed with Elephants. :)

Can't wait to see that blanket take shape.

valli said...

Hiya Amanda - I bookmarked that elephant pattern a while ago to do too, but who knows when I'll get around to him, maybe i should make a blue one for my great nephew as his first birthday is coming up in august.... off to ravelry to check out the pattern ;)

veggiecath said...

Love the elephant :) It's too cute ^__^ And can't wait to see the little sweater finished ;) It's always fun to knit for babies =)

sue said...

Oh I love the pink elephant, so cute. I cant wait either to see the finished kids sweaters.

Megan said...

The elephant is so adorable. Great job on the ears. I think I prefer them to crochet.

T. said...

Crochet ears would do me in (Yuck) - Ellie looks lovely!!

Pat said...

Love the summer squares- can wait to see the whole thing.

lizzzknits said...

I wish I had grandkids so I could knit up the pink elephant! Thanks for stopping by my blog....I love having friends around the world. I have such wanderlust, but not the budget to indulge it.

twilight news said...

Very appreciable creativity. specially the elephant look fantastic.

LenaL said...

The Elephant is so cute! I just have to make one, too!!! Have just been looking around for some toys for my not-yet-borned grandchildren.

Take good care of yourself!