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Knitted Jumper for Jairus

I’ve completed three major knitting projects in the last few days, I’m excited to share them with you!

First up, here is a jumper that I’ve made for Jairus. It may seem familiar as I made the same pattern in the size bigger for Olivia last year (you can see it here) It has been much loved and super practical so I decided Jairus needed one too.

The yarn is natural undyed wool from Nundle Woolen Mill, the same as Olivia’s just a different colour. It had been previously made into a crocheted basket, but it really wasn’t very useful and so I thought the wool would be put to better use as a jumper. Unfortunately I miscalculated the amount that would be needed and ran out with a sleeve still to knit, I ordered some more to finish but the sheep had grown a different coloured coat so its slightly different, although it’s probably only me that notices it (and you now that I’ve told you). It just adds to the character and makes it imperfect, which according to the Amish, they call it a ‘humility block’ and it shows their humility to God and I kind of like this so I’m going with it.

Details on what I used and the pattern can be found on Ravelry here

Now I feel like I’m missing a part of me with no knitting project on the go (apart from a washer part made and the squares that will eventually turn into a blanket, but we don’t count those) what should I make next? a vest for Jairus? a shawl for me? or a skirt for Olivia? all are on the short list to start making soon.

 

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Knitted Shawl

A shawl I knitted last year. It has quickly become my ‘go to’, throwing it on with whatever I happen to be wearing and it just works. The shape and the way the soft wool drapes is beautiful.

I used a pattern by Sylvia McFadden of Softseater knits called ‘Waiting for Rain

Find more info on the pattern and wool  here

 

For me knitting is a creative outlet, time to unwind, and a way of celebrating the changing seasons.

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Rope Basket

Rope Basket | www.MikaelaBeth.com A project I’ve been itching to make for over 12 months (I even bought the rope before christmas last year!). Finally it was time to just do it. Stop putting it aside for more important things. Time to have some fun and try something new. Rope Basket | www.MikaelaBeth.com Rope Basket | www.MikaelaBeth.com

After much pinterest browsing and looking at tutorials I decided to make a basket for Olivia, to hold her special things, whatever they may be at the time (today it was a leaf, a rock and her cucumber!)

There’s something about starting with a big coil of rope and watching it transform into a basket, while being mesmerised by the hum of the sewing machine zig zagging its way around and around.

Of course I didn’t just start with a simple bowl or with handles that are attached like 99% of the rope baskets out there, I decided to do my own thing and have seperate handles… probably not the best idea as it’s very difficult to join the ends! My solution was a little piece of coordinating ribbon which I thought would look pretty when I draped it across, except for after wrapping it around the handles it does remind me a bit of grey tape. Oh well, you have to start somewhere and I’ll just have to trial some other techniques to cover the messy ends.

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Short term goals

15-12-31_NIKON D7000_16-28-03 15-12-31_NIKON D7000_17-22-2615-12-27_NIKON D7000_16-44-06At the beginning of this year, Garth and I were chatting about various plans and goals for the year ahead, as I’m sure almost everyone else does too. We’ve decided to have a ‘no spend’ 3 months, still allowing us to buy the essentials but really thinking about what is a need and what is just a want (even if it’s a really really want it now), this will allow us to make some steps towards where we want to be financially.

This has meant I’ve been looking at all the things I have in my studio, some pretty, some useful, and some things that I should just get rid of… but also some unfinished projects that have been sitting on the shelf and need to be finished! it’s a win win – I’m completing projects that have been taking up space and I’m also not spending money on any new supplies.

I’m going to share with you a list of what I’m hoping to complete in the next 3 months:

1. Pin and quilt chooky quilt
2. Knit Olivias cardigan
3. Crotchet colourful balls
4. Sew outfit for Olivia
5. Sew dress for me
6. Stitch candle wicking quilt blocks
7. Complete diploma in Interior Design
8. Photograph pre-made jewellery to list for sale
9. Paint landscape with oil paints
10. Have my backlog of photos organised and key worded

This is making my heart beat a little faster as I’m writing this with the realisation that I’m now going to be accountable to you. Thank you for listening and I will share updates along the way.

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Baby Kina Cardigan

Baby Kina Knitted Cardigan | www.blog.mikaelabeth.com Baby Kina Knitted Cardigan | www.blog.mikaelabeth.com Baby Kina Knitted Cardigan | www.blog.mikaelabeth.comAs the weather started to warm up and little summery outfits became the normal attire, I noticed Olivia’s wardrobe was missing an essential item, a little cotton cardigan to always have on hand to put on when it got a little cooler. I searched the shops but found nothing that my little girl just had to have. So I decided to get busy and knit her a ‘Baby Kina’ out of some super soft cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mill. You can find all the details and the pattern over on my ravelry page.

It has come with us wherever we go since I made it and is such a practical and cute cardigan for a sweet little girl.

It is so cute that I’ve already started a second one in pretty pink…

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Artwork for the Baby Room

Baby Feet Artwork | www.mikaelabeth.comThis weekend was all about getting creative and brushing the dust off my Silverbullet Dicut Machine, which has been regretfully sitting in the cupboard unused since I bought it six months ago… I’m blaming it onto foggy baby brain, it being slightly more challenging to use then I expected and the fact that I couldn’t get anything to cut perfect with it first go!

Well thanks to a new project I’ve started, which has a lot of cutting required and to have it cut perfectly by a machine would be hugely beneficial, and to some subtle nudging from my husband to dig out the machine and give it another go (I think he struggles with watching me sit for hours on end doing such repetitive tasks!) I finally dug it out of the back of the cupboard and persevered with understanding how it works.

After doing many test cuts I was able to cut out these cute footprints! The satisfaction and excitement of having those little toes perfectly cut with no ragged edges is immense! To celebrate I decided to place them in a frame to become the very first artwork for the new baby room which we are about to start to put together.

 

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