Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun!

13 Aug

It has been great fun knitting this little cardigan with multi-coloured yarn and seeing how the stripes appear. It is fun too to imagine one of our expected twin Grand-babies wearing it. Now to get on with finishing off its pair, in the same yarn but turning out quite different which is also fun. This cardigan, like the others I am knitting has little mother-of-pearl buttons from the babies’ Great Great Grandfather, buttons on cards which I have inherited and treasured from my Grandad’s days as a button salesman. So, the buttons, being over 100 years old, are antiques!

For one of the babies expected in January

For one of the babies expected in January, 6 month size.

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For Diane who asked for the pattern details:DSCN4128


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20 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun!

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    always making things special!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 28, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Just waiting for the twins to arrive and wear them! 🙂

  2. quarksire

    August 15, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    way kewl 🙂

  3. saymber

    August 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I absolutely LOVE that color combination….antique buttons too! You are indeed an artisan of your craft dear lady!

  4. calvin

    August 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Even a six month has to look ‘gooooooooooood’ when out an about. The colour spectrum will represented, as will be life -infant to hundred year old buttons. Your a poetic knitter, me thinks.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Well, I shall certainly take on that nomenclature! I like it. 🙂

  5. Tina Schell

    August 14, 2016 at 2:52 am

    How very sweet. Love that you saved the buttons!

  6. Julie Lanner

    August 14, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Beaytiful colors, and great-Grampa’s buttons are perfect.
    Julie is San Diego

  7. Susan

    August 13, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Such a beautiful little sweater! All of your grandbabies are lucky ducks.

  8. Sand Salt Moon

    August 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I agree, so bright and cheery!

  9. unexpectedincommonhours

    August 13, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I love, love, love the cardigan! It’s so bright and cheery!

  10. Diane

    August 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you ,I’ll be getting the pattern and giving it a go , thanks for such a quick response🙂 P s my mother in law Jean Sutton also sings in the same choir as you , Ingleheart Singers 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Oh how lovely! Jean is such a dear friend, she looked after me when I first joined The Inglehearts and we have been singing buddies ever since. I hope all goes well with your niece and her first baby. My birthday is New Year’s Eve – I’ll be thinking of her! 🙂

  11. Diane

    August 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Love this little cardi, is there a pattern for this? As I would love to knit one for my niece who is expecting her first baby on New Years Eve .

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 13, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, there is. I will check out its number etc for you. It is a very neat one to knit as you start at one sleeve and end up at the other so there are fewer seams to sew up! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      I tried to add a photo here but couldn’t so I have tagged it on to the end of my post. 🙂 if you do make it, I will pass on a couple of hints to make the finishing off neater – I adapted the pattern a bit! 🙂


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