Monday 17 February 2020

A Knitted Peach

Another finished WIP!  I started this in October, and finally finished it this weekend...

Cute little knitted peach

It is the cutest little knitted peach!

I have always thought that crochet works best for amigurumi... until I saw a knitted peach on the instagram feed of Jooles of Sew Sweet Violet.  I had to get the pattern and make it!

The pattern is called Peached by Hunter Hammersen.

It was a fiddly little blighter to make, I have to admit - especially as I'm not very proficient at that kind of knitting - but totally worth it in the end!

Cute little knitted peach

I used an odd combination of yarn weights for this...

The peach yarn was from a Norah George mini (fingering weight) that was in an advent calendar I bought from Jooles (Sew Sweet Violet) in 2018.

For the stalk I had to use some aran weight yarn, as it was the only brown I had.  So, I altered the pattern to make the stalk by knitting a 3 stitch i-cord or the stalk would have been way too thick.

I used DK weight King Cole Bamboo Cotton for the leaf, and tried to knit extra tightly!

I used 3mm needles for the lot as I am a tight knitter.  I made the bigger size peach from the pattern, and the smaller size leaf.

I love it!  A very cute little make!

Check out my completed knitted projects here.

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Thursday 6 February 2020

Paper Flower Wall Hanging

Well, following my WIP post, I didn't expect to get something actually finished so quickly.  I must have been inspired, though, and completed my paper flower wall hanging...

Stunning paper flower wall hanging

This was made with the kit that came with Mollie Makes issue 108.  I'm not usually a magazine buyer, but I'd seen this wall hanging on Instagram, and really wanted to make it!  After looking for the magazine in three local shops where I live, to no avail, I had to send my husband out to the shops in his lunch break - as he works in Reading.

After that desperate rush to get hold of the issue last July... it's taken me until February to finish it off!

Stunning paper flower wall hanging

It was quite time consuming, as you had to cut the templates out first, then draw round them onto the coloured paper and cut each shape out.  Then comes all the sticking.  It's quite a fiddly business - but I'm very pleased with the outcome!

Stunning paper flower wall hanging

Hopefully I'll have more finished items to show you soon!

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