Thursday, 14 August 2008

Hand dyed suprise times two!


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.

11 comments:

Tracy said...

aww so cute :)

Belinda said...

They are gorgeous Joy! The colours are great, nice and bright.

Juni said...

They are beautiful and I love your idea for the jackets to become doll clothes for Keira.. really, really sweet!

Little Munchkins said...

They are gorgeous! I have a weakness for knitted cardis on babies. I sooooo wish I could knit. I am sure Finn and Tillie will look fantastic in them.

Emma said...

They're beautiful Joy! I see no mistake, and they have plenty of handmade character and charm!

Cascade Lily said...

Joy they are fantastic! What a great job you did - times two!!

Belinda said...

They are just gorgeous. I am sure Corrie will be just stoked!

ingrid said...

Oh my Joy! These are so utterly adorable. You are so clever!

Beetlehouse Designs said...

I love the colours you used. Gorgeous!!! The pattern style is just so perfect for little Finn and Tillie. So so so cute.

sue said...

They are both gorgeous. I love the way the colors turned out, just beautiful. I am sure that Tillie and Finn will look so cute in them too.

AJ said...

OMG!!! So cute!!