The lovely Corrie announced that these had arrived safely today for her beautiful new twins, Finn and Tillie. I made them from 4ply 100% merino wool which is nice and soft but only came in boring cream. No hassle though - all the more reason for some dyeing fun. So I got out my wool dyes (Salmon from the Landscape dyes and Cypress from the Gaywool dyes) and played a little. As I knew I was going to follow a slight lace pattern I decided the one colour for each was just enough as too many colours can get busy on a lace pattern. I'm not one to make two of anything (I am reknown for making one sock or one bootie and never making the pair!) but these little knits were seriously addictive, with the lace and the colour varigation. I stayed up late a few nights, not being able to put them down, and unfortunately the late nights and pregnacy tiredness meant a small mistake on the pink one that I didn't see until I had already cast off and well past it - too late to repair... Oh well, at maybe it adds to the "handmade character and charm"? One can hope.
The pattern is from a prem booklet that I picked up from Spotlight so they won't fit the babies very long, but when they outgrow them, the gorgeous Kiera can use them for her twin dollies and play Mummy right along with Corrie.