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Jun 12, 2013 07:09:59   #
Gogi
 
Hello All,

So I thought it's about time I post a few things that I've done. Some are old, as in I completed them a while back, and some are new, as in just finished.

I see a lot of KPer's have such beautiful pets with whom they share their lives, so I thought it may be opportune for me to post a photo of my lovely old boy, Tassie. He's been a member of our family for almost 14 years and was a rescue kitten from a well know animal hospital here in Melbourne Australia. As you can see from the photo's, he certainly has his pick of prime seating in the house, and in the background you can see a couple of afghans I've done. They are both crocheted, one in a simple ripple pattern and the other in hexagon grannies.

The other photo's show a baby blanket I have just recently finished knitting for my niece's new baby, due beginning of August and a little dress and sun hat for my daughter's friend's little girl. My eldest girl moved to England almost two years ago to be with her partner, whom she met whilst holidaying in India. She has been taken in and made to feel very welcome by all of Chris's friends, and it is one of these couples who had a baby girl back in January. My youngest daughter, Simona, is going to visit her sister soon, so I thought I'd make the little dress and hat for Sim to take with her when she goes to England to give to little Isla, who will be about 6 months old when Sim arrives. I just hope it won't be too big.

The dress is from a Patons pattern booklet 691, it was made in a cotton yarn. I don't have patterns for the hat and blanket, though the blanket is knit in 4ply yarn using a simple slip stitch pattern over four rows.

Well, that came out a bit long winded, hope I haven't bored you all too much. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Regards, Gogi :-D :-D
Tassie making himself comfortable
Tassie making himself comfortable...
Close up of the hexagon afghan
Close up of the hexagon afghan...
Dress and Hat for little Isla
Dress and Hat for little Isla...
New Blanket for nieces baby
New Blanket for nieces baby...
Close up of Slip Stitch detail
Close up of Slip Stitch detail...
 
Jun 12, 2013 07:20:28   #
eview
 
Love all of these, especially the slip stitch afghan! Beautiful work!! Thanks for posting!
Jun 12, 2013 07:21:33   #
dwilhelm
 
Such beautiful work...you deserve a round of applause...love all the colors and patterns.
Jun 12, 2013 07:25:57   #
Glennis
 
Wow, Your Tassie is beautiful. Her colours are lovely.
The dress & hat are gorgeous and I love the colour you have chosen. You have done a lovely job making the baby blanket too.
The afghan is also beautiful. I hope Simona enjoys her holiday in England catching up with her sister. Very exciting time for both of your daughters.
Jun 12, 2013 07:26:26   #
lplato
 
love your cat! he looks so comfy :) Your work is absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted to complete a granny afghan "correctly" but still haven't attempted one in my 30+ years of knitting/crocheting....maybe some day soon. you have certainly gave me inspiration!
Jun 12, 2013 07:31:28   #
kathleenTC (a regular here)
 
Wow, such pretty blankets!
 
Jun 12, 2013 07:33:24   #
glenniemae
 
Your Tassie looks quite content! I love the colors in the little dress and hat. The afghans are beautiful. Is the slip stitch a knitted piece?
Thanks for sharing :D
Jun 12, 2013 07:34:44   #
linzers
 
Lovely work. I love the slip stitched afghan, and Tassy looks quite content. Lucky you have another daughter close by, bet you miss the older one. My son-in-law has just accepted a fabulous new job about 3,000 miles from here. They will be moving mid July. I am happy for him, defiantly a good career choice. I can hardly bring myself to deal with how much I will miss my daughter and the baby. I know there's Skype, but it's really not the same.
Jun 12, 2013 07:35:28   #
Daisybel
 
Tassie is beautiful and so is your work!
Jun 12, 2013 07:42:19   #
Gogi
 
linzers wrote:
Lovely work. I love the slip stitched afghan, and Tassy looks quite content. Lucky you have another daughter close by, bet you miss the older one. My son-in-law has just accepted a fabulous new job about 3,000 miles from here. They will be moving mid July. I am happy for him, defiantly a good career choice. I can hardly bring myself to deal with how much I will miss my daughter and the baby. I know there's Skype, but it's really not the same.


Thank you for the kind words. I do miss my daughter, but I know that she is happy so I have resigned myself to it. The world is a much smaller place now than ever before, and with skype, phones, fb and air travel more accessible than ever before, I guess England isn't as far as it used to be. :)
Jun 12, 2013 07:51:40   #
Gogi
 
glenniemae wrote:
Your Tassie looks quite content! I love the colors in the little dress and hat. The afghans are beautiful. Is the slip stitch a knitted piece?
Thanks for sharing :D


Yes Glenniemae, the slip stitch is knitted. It's basically k4, slip 2 with yarn in back, to the end of the row. Then p4, slip 2 with yarn in front coming back. Repeat rows 1 & 2, then two rows of garter in main colour. Row 7 begins with k2, slip 2 with yarn in back, * k4, slip2 with yarn in back* repeat from * to * to end of row. Row 8 is p2 slip 2 with yarn in front, *p4, slip 2 with yarn in front*, repeat from * to * to end. Repeat rows 7 & 8, then two rows of garter stitch in main colour.

Hope that's not too confusing. Gogi :D
 
Jun 12, 2013 08:45:49   #
LadyBecket (a regular here)
 
Your work is stunning!!!! And your Tassie looks just like my Ginger!! What a precious baby!!!!
Jun 12, 2013 10:34:44   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
What a BEAUTIFUL photo of your kitty making himself right at home on the afghan. Your work is wonderful - especially love the hexagon throw - the colors are amazing.
I also have a granddaughter named Isla.
Jun 12, 2013 12:11:23   #
KNITBUDDY
 
Beautiful work, kitty looks very comfy. Love all of your work and especially like the hexagon afghan.
Jun 12, 2013 12:26:47   #
skrobert
 
Very nice!
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