A short while ago, I was lucky enough to win a blog giveaway on Cadi's blog - Chocolate Fishes. I won a beautiful hand made rabbit (or it may be a hare as it has long ears). Cadi and I got to know each other via Raverly, we have been t'internet friends for at least three going on four years. Cadi had her daughter a month after Mary-Jane was born, so for me we have a specialness in common. My rabbit bought other gifts with it - a mismatched skirt with a rabbit on, a pair of leggins, two t shirts, a cardi with a fabric rose brooch and a skein of Koigu KPPPM. Amazing! I am very thankful x The clothes are for MJ.
I sat last night wanting to start knitting with the Koigu. I had a think and a good search on Ravelry for something I could make. I wanted to Knit! A lot of the searches came up with gorgeous fingerless gloves. I love making the gloves, but I can't get on with wearing them around the palms of my hands. The next thought was maybe a shawlette, I might have been pushing it with the yardage. So on from that was head wear, along the lines of a kerchief. I found a few that I liked that didn't need any adjusting for weight of yarn too much. I wanted one that started from the point. That made sense at the time, but thinking about it, this logic could be flawed, or it could be a case of six of one and half a dozen of the other. Never Mind.
Once the yarn was balled up, whilst watching the first episode of the first season of The Great British Bake Off. I cast on The Cat's Paw Kerchief. This evening, I carried on with it, then hit a snag. I was a stitch short for the pattern and couldn't work out where said stitch was. Frogging was in order. I looked back on Rav for another pattern and found Kerchoo and cast on. I got on with this pattern, a very simple and straight forward pattern. I wanted to adapt the pattern. First it started with an easy adaption. I undid it and started again with two new adaptions. This went fine, till I got to 31 stitches. I wanted more. A pattern of some sort, not just stocking stitch. I did originally think the stocking stitch would show the yarn off well.
The new stitch adaptation couldn't be too much of a pattern as I didn't want to work out to include stitch increases. I was thinking along the lines of a row of yarn overs and a ridge of garter stitch. Then I had the bright idea of a bit of cabling. Once centred, I didn't need to worry about the increases. I sought out a cable pattern - Aran Plait - and I seem to be quite happy with what I am doing. I just have the nagging worry of 'Do I have enough yarn?' I'm suer I do, though it may be sailing a bit close to the wind. If needs be, I can make adaptions at that end too.
So really, the pattern is mine, originally inspired by Kerchoo. I do not have a name for it yet.
Mary-Jane in her new Mis-matched Bunny Skirt. She had the rest of the outfit on yesterday. She has added the red beads and the hair band, which she calls 'my crown'. A proper grown up little girl.
Daddy took this one. Beautiful x