Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free Friday - getting into the swing of things

Happy Friday everybody! The winner this week is number 2...which would be I've taken myself out, so number 2 is missmuffetnz, I'll gift the .pdf to you via Ravelry!

Thanks for the birthday wishes and the street food memories, Sasiquoi we saw squid on a stick at the lantern festival!

This week has passed so quickly, due to the long weekend and the craziness at work, I am so looking forward to relaxing over the weekend and enjoying the last rays of summer. I'm also going to spend a lot of the weekend working on new size charts and making a Plum Blossom myself, I'm going to try and incorporate these beautiful buttons into the cardi. I don't usually like fimo (craft clay) buttons, but Nicola has changed my mind, Buttons by Benji are original, high quality, well finished buttons which can go through the washing machine (yaay!) once again this is not a paid endorsement, but work like this deserves recognition!

My parents have been on holiday in the south island, and I came home today to a gift from my Mum, it is a stunning "Piece flag" from Koko for Beedance  made using upcycled wool blankets appliqu├ęd with NZ native birds. Perfect!

And finally, these coasters arrived,easy, simple perspex from this cool as design store - Vanilla we had bought Christmas presents and our new mailbox from them, then Flash saw these coasters and decided they were just the thing to finish off our lounge (he is a detail guy)

Just a small sample of the wealth of talent in New Zealand!

This week's free pattern is Cherub

Actual chest measurement (child) 
40.5 (43, 48, 50.5, 57.5, 62.5, 66.25, 70) cm 
16 (17, 19, 20, 22.75, 24.5, 26, 27.5)” 
Yarn: Skeinz “Prism” organic DK 104 metres (113.7 yards) per 50g (1.76 ounce) ball (
2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls main colour (MC) 
1 ball contrast colour (CC) 
Buttons: (cardigan only) your preference, either just one at the neck, or 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) 
Needles: circular needles 1 x 3.25 mm ( 2 for cardigan) length immaterial as used straight throughout. 1 x 4mm ( 2 for cardigan) (or size to achieve gauge) 
Accessories: darning needle, pins for positioning buttons, 2 st markers, 3 st holders or scrap yarn. 
Gauge: 22 sts x 26 rows = 10cm over stocking st using larger needles.
The wings are worked in intarsia, which is charted. 
This pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.

To win this  pattern please just say "Hi" and tell me of any plans you have this weekend

- please include your Ravelry name or your email address (can space it out to avoid spambots)- I will gift the pattern via Ravelry, if you do not belong to Rav I will email the .pdf to you- winner (s) are drawn sometime on Friday, this means "Friday afternoon/evening New Zealand time"- the winner (s) are chosen by random number generator (I use this one)- you may enter even if you have won before


Anonymous said...

HI MY plans for the weekend..........
spending time with my 6 kids,
avoiding all housework except the essentials, and choosing something cute to knit for my pregnant friend

xmasangels on rav

sockknitter54 said...

Hi Jussi, my plans for the weekend are to knit knit and knit. If I win this pattern, that is what I'll be knitting.

Deb. sockknitter54 on Rav