Thursday, 20 September 2012

Winnings from Ravelry

Over the summer, (I know ages ago!) I was spending some quality time browsing Ravelry, while the children killed entertained each other. I was hoping to find some easy knitting or crochet projects for the build up to Christmas! Sad I know, but it's good to be prepared (and I never normally am!) and I remembered that I had seen some wonderful stockings that I'd added to my favourites back in December by MillaMia. After finding the stocking pattern, I got completely lost in their group and then stumbled upon a competition to win a copy of their latest book Little Rascals, which was filled with the most stunning children's patterns. All they asked was for you to leave a funny story about your little rascals! Well, mine have really said and done the most wonderful things that I really wish they hadn't, so I left my comment with my story and I was one of the lucky winners!

The patterns are for such fun jumpers and dresses, I have to say I love them all. They are for an age range of 0-7 years and there is a really good selection of different patterns and it's not just all girly, lots of lovely modern boys stuff too. Also, each pattern gives you several different colour pairings that would work well together and each design has been knitted and modelled in two or three different colours. It has patterns for beginners, improving and advanced, so has something for everyone!
They even signed the book! I know I'm  easily pleased!
I decided after my last knitting project taxed my brain a lot that I would pick a simple quick pattern to try from this book first.

My model was not in the smiling mood I'm afraid!
The Gustav Hat was a super easy pattern, and came together in just a few evenings. It should have ties from under the ears, but I think my little lady would just yank at these so I left them off.  I didn't buy any new wool for this, I'm trying to reduce the stash. So I used a left over ball of Rowan Cashsoft Baby dk which was the pale pink and a part used ball of Rowan Pure Wool dk which is the plum colour. When I buy Rose's winter coat I will be making another one in matching colours as it's just perfect. I just love the way it goes all pixieish at the top!
The next pattern on my list from the book will be the Hanna Cardigan which is on the front cover. I just need to sneak a wool purchase on next months statement!! Just don't tell the husband.....Shhhh!
I'm linking up with
                                         Craft Book Month at Craft Buds


  1. What an ace hat! I should get a hat pattern for my daughter as either hats in shops are too small or her head is too big! I like the ones with flaps over the ears to keep them cosy in the winter. Lovely x

  2. Cute wee hat! So, err, have you made the stockings yet? ;o)

  3. I love your hat and I think you have a model in the making there, exactly the right attitude :)

  4. Ooh I love this hat, it turned out so lovely! Your little model looks really cute!
    Have a nice day! xxxBarbina

  5. Oh, I love this hat! It and the baby are so cute!


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