I fell in love with knitting when I was about 7 or 8 years old. A very patient aging aunt took it upon herself to teach me the basics of both knitting and crochet. The knitting I found to be delightful, the crochet a trial, so it was the click clack of tortoiseshell sticks that resounded through my Nana's little flat on many a cool evening when I was young.
Having babies is a bonus for avid knitters, isn't it? All mine were decked out in pretty cardigans, mittens and hats straight from the hospital!
I didn't stop knitting until the babies stopping coming, and that was simply because they didn't want to wear handmade anymore. So the needles were packed away, balls of wool donated to the op shop, and I dabbled in a bit of cross-stitch to while away the occasional rainy day until I discovered quilting and surface embroidery about 9 years ago.
But last month, with my year of gentle domesticity about to begin, I had a desire to pick up the needles once more and when I found this book at the library...
...I knew there would have to be something inside to inspire me!
And so there was.
As soon as I saw this pattern I thought of Blossom...
She's naturally modeled her clothing style on Audrey Hepburn since she was about 10 years old, choosing pretty little sundresses for day to day wear even to this day(she is turning 21 this year).
Isn't it the prettiest design?!
When she saw the photos she immediately glowed with approval over my plan to knit it for her, so I'm going to.
But I need some advice, as I have not knitted for years and 'back in the day' there wasn't as many yarns available and a 4ply was quite simply, just a 4ply.
We live in the tropics, and quite frankly even in winter it's not cold, so I want to knit this in a cotton yarn.
Can I substitute this yarn...
...for a 4ply cotton yarn??
And would I need to change needle sizes from those used in the pattern?
Any help from you lovely knitters would be so gratefully received.
Stitchery Club Swap:
all those who contacted me with their desire to participate in the very first Stitchery Club Swap have been emailed their swap partner's information.
If you haven't received your email would you please let me know and I'll resend to you.
This is a secret swap so don't let on who your partner is, but feel free to share sneak peeks of your swap items on your blog or social media.
(and leave a comment if you do so I can go have a peek too, ok?)
Today I am stitching away for my swap partner. I love the secrecy!
Enjoy your day,