06 March 2013

Knitting


My knitting this week is really small.  I have been knitting up leaves and daffodils, to put on our seasonal table.  The leaves will be added to our tree which we were given for Christmas.  The daffodils are to put in a small vase next to the tree.  The daffodils are knitted in pieces and then sewn together, I have made one flower and have knitted a few petals and the trumpet of another.  The pattern for the leaves are from this book and using this pattern.  The daffodil I am making is loosely based on this pattern.

Sticking with the plant theme my reading this week has been gardening books and my garden journal.  I have spent more time in the garden this week as we have had such beautiful spring like sunshine.  I have bought seeds and seed potatoes this week and hope the weather continues to be warm so that I can start sewing seeds soon.

What have you been knitting or reading this week?

Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress and Ginny for this weeks knitting and reading.

13 comments:

  1. They are looking good! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. I had big plans to make daffs in time for St David's Day last Friday, but my plans forgot some vital things - like yellow yarn! Yours is looking lovely! I'm just sticking with real flowers :D

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  3. Love the Daffodils and hope you can get sewing your seeds.

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  4. I love knitted flowers and they're so great for the seasonal table because they don't wilt or need replacing.
    We've lost the sunshine again, here - it's rather grey today. I hope you're having more luck.

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  5. oh my goodness, how fun are those knits. you must show a finished pic of the nature table. <3

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  6. Came to you via Annie and just wanted to thank you for your recommendation of Textile Express. Looks fabulous and am intending a visit next week!

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  7. Pretty daffodils! I have some spring bulbs in pots about a foot to the right of my computer monitor and it looks like the daffodils are just about ready to bloom!

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  8. Your Daffodils are looking so beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking to my leaf pattern:)
    Happy knitting
    Linda

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  9. I've wanted to make daffodils this year as well, but I've gotten distracted by hedgehogs and yarn! What seeds are you going to be sowing?

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    1. As many as I get time for! Hoping to sow, onion, salad onion, lettuce, radish, and salad leaves that don't self seed, broccoli, cabbage, kale, chard, spinach, carrot, turnip, beetroot and leek.

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  10. Lovely looking daffs! I tried making some last year but I couldn't quite get the trumpet right, they ended up looking like pansies!

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  11. I love the cheerfulness of your knitted daffodils! Such happy little flowers. Good luck with you garden! :)

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  12. The daffodils look so pretty x

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