Thursday, 28 January 2016

BABY IS HERE. & My knitting needles have been busy

As you know we have a granddaughter on the way. She is here.
3.8 kg, 54 cm
Madeleine Yvonne
BORN 27th January 2016
Isn't she gorgeous
And proud dad Michael
I have been knitting a favourite pattern of mine. My MIL first made it when I had my daughter 29 1/2 years ago and I have been making it ever since for all the sweet little girls.
It is out of a Patons book no. R. 26
This pattern is so easy for me. I can make it in 2 solid days of knitting. It's all in one piece with only about 2" of sewing up to do... Once you have the pattern set up its all falls into place and easy to follow.

Then I tried this pattern. 
This was a different story... Although it is still cute.
Phazelia's Mitred baby Jacket
The front
The back
It's not as easy as it looks. I am glad it is all garter st as you can't tell which is the right and wrong sides. I got mixed up a bit... It is done in one piece with lots of starts and stops and joining in yarn. I found that the border was hard on my hands. I am glad it's done and it will be one of a kind. Can't see myself making it again...

I made a teddy out of the left overs from the bonnet, bootees & mitten set.
Cute teddy on the finished shawl.


  1. Congratulations jo on your gorgeous bundle of joy!
    Love the hand knits so nice to have such a traditional design keep being used.

  2. Oh Ko she is gorgeous and she will be the best dressed baby with those beautiful clothes you have made,enjoy your cuddles my friend xx

  3. Beautiful baby and a lucky one too!!

  4. Your baby granddaughter is beautiful. Congratulations to everyone. Love the knitting too.

  5. Congratuations Jo--she is beautiful! And well dressed!

  6. Madeleine is so cute, lovely knitting too. Congratulations to all.

  7. Wahoo she is here!...Congratulations!! Love the knitting...sure the mitred jacket looks easy until the information it's knitted all in one piece, stop/start/pick up stitches/arrghhh! you've done a beautiful job...absolutely love the teddy, great face, so happy...have fun enjoying Madeleine...

  8. Congratulations Jo!!! What a beautiful little girl!! You have done some beautiful knitting for her, love both the little jackets and the teddy. She will be the best dressed little girl!!!

  9. Congratulations! A beautiful little lass. Love all your gorgeous knitting too. Enjoy all your cuddles xx

  10. Congrats on your new granddaughter.......beautiful and precious knitting.......enjoy your new baby.........

  11. Congratulations to all on the arrival of a precious little girl... How lucky is she to have a clever Nana to knit all those beautiful cardigans, shawl and teddy.. Enjoy all your cuddles.

  12. Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

  13. Congrats on the new baby granddaughter, lovely knitting, I expect you will be doing a lot more, baby things knit up so quickly.

  14. Congratulations, Beautiful stuff indeed!

  15. Madeleine is just beautiful. Congratulations to everyone.

  16. Oh sooooooo sweet!! The baby AND the little sweaters. Why do they have to grow so fast??


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