On the needles…

Lately I’ve being knitting, knitting, knitting! And trying out some new techniques *smile*
{although not always successfully!}
After seeing the gorgeous Little Sister’s Dress at No Spring Chicken
…I knew I would love to make one for Little Miss Q
So I ordered some delicious blue wool ~ Junior Navy from Bendigo Wool ~ and slowly started
I nearly have the detailed top section finished and I love the look so far!
At the same time my Nana sent me a stunning pattern *smile*
It is from Lincraft (a craft shop in Australia) and is the Spiral Jacket for toddlers
The lovely wool is Prism.
Knitting the spiral jacket started out as quite the challenge!
After casting on 240 stitches you join on your first round… 
and this was my first attempt with circular knitting… so I’m sure you can guess what I did…
I twisted my knitting
Luckily my Mother-in-law came to my rescue and restarted for me
I’ve just finished the main part of the jacket… using three double pointed needles for the first time!!
Only the sleeves to go!!
I’m quite excited about my knitting projects *smile*
And I am reading A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin.
The book is rather heavy and I am reading it when breastfeeding Little Miss Q…
so my wrist is getting rather sore!
I’m enjoying how the story lines are joining up… it’s like a giant written jigsaw puzzle
and a brilliant one at that!
What have you been knitting and reading?
Warmly, Kelly
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  • Reply The Monko June 13, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Oh wrote that is amazing. I gave never knitted a circle, in fact a square is still a challenge for me. That is gorgeous. You inspire me all the time

  • Reply The Monko June 13, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Oh wow that’s amazing. I have never knitted a circle, a square is still a challenge for me. But that is gorgeous. You inspire me all the time

  • Reply The Monko June 13, 2012 at 2:21 am

    See, so much so I had to say it twice (stupid smart phone!)

  • Reply A Spiral Jacket and our Winter garden ~ Happy Whimsical Hearts January 10, 2016 at 4:21 am

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  • Reply Liliy July 23, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Kelly!
    I’ve been looking for the pattern of this lovely spiral jacket for toddlers since I first saw it on your blog but I was unable to find it… Do you still have the pattern? Would you share it (a scan or picture by email)? I would be sooooo pleased to be able to knit it for our little one!
    I love your inspiring blog! I’m reading from overseas (Switzerland). Our children are also attending to a Waldorf kindergarten and I’m so pleased to find some inspiration for our home life on your blog!
    I hope you can help me with the pattern…

    • Reply Kelly July 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Liliy, lovely to hear from you. I do have a copy of the pattern – somewhere! I think it must be in a box somewhere from when we moved (2 years ago now!), so I will see what I can do.

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