Making my first button band

There has been some process. I have completed the body and the hood of my coastal hoodie and I’m now working on the never ending button band.

This has really been an epic and therapeutic knit for me. It has taken so very long to get this far (with my 2 boys I don’t get much time to knit) and I have learnt so much along the way. I am very proud of the progress I have made. 🙂

I am loving my hoodie. This is a quick snap of the hem ❤ please excuse the photo quality.

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Feeling blessed

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a PartyLite candle party at my friends place. It was such a tempting party to attend full of lovely women and indulgent food. There were so many beautiful candles and accessories. I stayed strong and only ordered 2 melt packs. 🙂 I can’t wait for them to arrive. I was even lucky enough to win the lucky door prize! It is a pity I left early so didn’t get to bring my prize home.

I haven’t been using my candles lately so today when I woke I looked through my stash and chose one that a gorgeous friend of mine gave me. It is currently filling my house with its beautiful scent.

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While I knit some more of my beautiful hoodie.

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I hope where ever you are today something lovely brightens your day.
Xxx

My first knitting project is complete!

Not long ago I was looking at my friend’s knitting and felt inspired to learn. I decided that I wanted to make something for another friend’s belly baby (who I call squishy).
My gorgeous friend Meg suggested that this beautiful Milo vest be my first project. Never one to shy away from a challenge I jumped on the opportunity to challenge myself and learn how to knit.
I chose to knit it for him to hopefully fit him when he is about 6 months old. It took a while to learn the basics and get the tension right. Here are my progress shots.

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After quite a few attempts something clicked and I just got it. At this point I had no idea how the pattern would work. It was so cool watching it come together.

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Learning to Bind Off. I love binding off, it is my favourite part of knitting. I love how the loops all perfectly join together in a gorgeous rounded neat edge.

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After binding off the arms it all started to come together.

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Then I got to the cable section and wasn’t sure if I should skip that part. I was nervous over being able to cable knit and whether it would suit a baby boy.
Thanks to some gorgeous friends I got up just enough courage to jump feet first into it and I was pleasantly surprised. Cable knitting wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be and was actually fun (I’ve never imagined myself as someone who would think knitting was fun).

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This section was quite repetitive which I found relaxing. Seeing the cable come together was very rewarding.

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It didn’t take long to finish that section and knit the final bind off. Then all I had to do was finish the loose ends off. Which in some places helped to make the vest stronger. Here is the detail in the arm section and below is the finished product.

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Squishy is going to look so cute in his Milo vest.