18.5.11

little stitches

18_05_babyknit

Teeny, tiny stitches is where I am at the moment. The weather hasn't been that inspirational, photo-taking wise, and if I'm being perfectly honest, even when the sun is shining after a day at work I'm more than  happy to sit on the couch with my magical meditation sticks (knitting needles to some) and knit a few more rows of this or that. Clickity-clack go my needles and thumb, thumb goes the bump. Both make me smile and with legs the size of elephants and a head full of hayfever this is pretty much as good as it gets. 
lotus hat

The end result of all of this sitting, meditating and cosmic nourishing has been a lovely little 'take home' outfit. I've knit the jacket pattern a few times before - it's Twinkle, Vintage Cardigan if anyone is interested in that kind of thing. And the little hat is the Lotus Hat. It's a pain to start but the teeny tiny stitches blossom (no pun intended) beautifully after blocking, so much so that I'm thinking of knitting up another one in white.
18_05_babyjacket

Edit: And in a spot of internet organisation that has been missing around these parts of late, I'm linking up to Lisa's Creative Exchange today. Yippee!

21 comments:

Li + Belle said...

how lovely yellow!

Stella said...

Those are both GORGEOUS!! Lucky baby!

Franca said...

these are beautiful, especially the hat!

Krystal said...

aww the take home outfit is so so adorable. amazing job!

HRANDICA said...

Someone is going to be warm and cosy soon. :) Lovely!

Bells said...

oh it's just lovely. Perfect.

lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable Clare.
Beautiful work!!!
The little hat is precious.

lisa said...

I commented before I saw that you linked up at The Creative Exchange!
Thanks so much for sharing this today Calre.

Kelly said...

wow! what a darling little outfit! I love the hat with the textured pattern. you are so talented!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

They're absolutely beautiful. My favorite thing about knitted items is that they become treasures passed from one generation to the next. I love that. You did such a beautiful job with these, Clare.

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i love that hat! and so cheerful in yellow!

Stephanie said...

Despite the weather not being great, you have the perfect sun color in your knitting. :) I love how knitting can replace gorgeous weather.

Anika said...

The most adorable hat EVER! I love it...I would like one in black or red...yes red. I love the photo and the way you put them together too...really, I would think those little stitches make for great macro shots! I also just love the sound of the clicking of the needles...there is something comforting about it. Pretty post.

Tammy said...

You do beautiful work. I also knit and appreciate the love that goes in to such things.

SJ said...

oh i just love the colours, the perfect little outfit to come home in.
it's definitely knitting weather now in sydney so i'm going to get started again this weekend. i want to actually make something more than a scarf with mistakes in it!

(and i agree, turkmenistan may have to go on the list of 'places to visit', the whole region is a complete mystery to me!)

urban muser said...

absolutely lovely!!

Allana said...

*sigh* that is gorgeous! You are amazing!:)
ps. could you re send me your postal addy please and I promise to finally send your parcel! :(

Pat said...

Such a beautiful creation! I love the pattern and colors!

Kristina said...

looks super cute, great job!!

shopgirl said...

This yellow outfit is just so sweet! I wish I had the patience to knit.

Cheers! Rambles with Reese

ELK said...

i love seeing your creative creations ..happy to be visiting your artistic space ~~