Category Archives: Custom Knitting

Cheviot Spring Festival 2014

I have been busy knitting items plus hand dyeing wool to sell at a stall at this event. My Mum has also got in on the act as well and has some items knitted as well.

If you live nearby, come on up, over & to Cheviot! September 12th & 13th are the dates to lock in.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September 2014

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September 2014

Check out the Cheviot website for information or their facebook page.

Some of the yarn available to buy - 8ply & 10ply.

Some of the yarn available to buy – 8ply & 10ply.

I wish I had more time to knit but I will have a selection of hats, shrugs, little girl tunics and baby vests. Mum & I also have some other Spring themed items that may tickle your fancy. The stalls will be next to The Paddock Café at the South end of Cheviot, so grab a coffee and come & say HI!

Kate 🙂

 

 

  

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Just a shameless – I love my children post.

I have some gorgeous photos of the girls I would love to share. Over the weekend my eldest got her long hair cut and it really suits her.

New do for Ariana

New do for Ariana

Looking all grown up.

Looking all grown up.

This is another photo of the eldest two modeling two Winter Garden Hats for me. These two hats were made for another set of sister’s in Christchurch. I bet they are needing them today with the huge Southerly blast hitting New Zealand.

Makayla and Ariana.

Makayla and Ariana.

This morning when I dropped Makayla off at kindergarten, the photos were back from Photolife. I love the one of the girls together. I should line it up against the last one and see how much they have grown up.

Kindy photo 2013: Makayla 4, Holly 1 and Ariana 7

Kindy photo 2013: Makayla 4, Holly 1 and Ariana 7

This is of Makayla on her own.

Makayla at 4.5 years old.

Makayla at 4.5 years old.

Holly had her second birthday last Wednesday and I have been planning Makayla’s fifth birthday which is at the start of August. Makayla is very excited to turn five to go to school with her big sister.

Montage of our wee celebrations for Holly's second birthday.

Montage of our wee celebrations for Holly’s second birthday.

Big two year old.

Big two year old.

Holly and I.

Holly and I.

Holly had a surprise visit the day after her birthday from her wee friend as he wanted to bring a party to Holly. Very sweet however Holly had no idea about blowing the candle out.

Holly had a surprise visit the day after her birthday from her wee friend as he wanted to bring a party to Holly. Very sweet however Holly had no idea about blowing the candle out.

 

 

 

 

 

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Knitting, knitting and knitting

Time for a quick catch up of things I have knitted….

Poppy Hat & Elizabeth Tunic for a custom order - the pinks I had hand dyed.

Poppy Hat & Elizabeth Tunic for a custom order – the pinks I had hand dyed.

Pirate Milo for a custom order.

Pirate Milo for a custom order.

Reid Hat for a custom order. Deep dark navy.

Reid Hat for a custom order. Deep dark navy.

The seven hats I made for the Hats for Ethan auction weekend. From bottom left: Potae Hat. Magere Bridge Beanie, Reid x3, Sideline Hat and a long Reid Hat.

The seven hats I made for the Hats for Ethan auction weekend.
From bottom left: Potae Hat. Mangere Bridge Beanie, Reid x3, Sideline Hat and a long Reid Hat.

Mud Puddles and matching Mangere Bridge Beanie for a custom order in yarn I hand dyed.

Mud Puddles and matching Mangere Bridge Beanie for a custom order in yarn I hand dyed.

Birthday Present made fast for Ariana's class mate - Capucine Hat.

Birthday Present made fast for Ariana’s class mate – Capucine Hat.

 

Another quick birthday present for a 4yo girl- Capucine again!

Another quick birthday present for a 4yo girl- Capucine again!

There has been more things knitted but some I can’t reveal yet 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hats for Ethan

It is getting closer to auction time on Hats for Ethan. Please come and check out the ever increasing range of hats. There are also some other types of things available to including a beautiful scarf, headbands and some yet to be revealed items.

Each item is handmade and all of the purchase price is going into a special fund for the MacMillian family to support their eldest son Ethan through his leukemia treatment. With each item sold it will help them and take off some of the financial pressure they are under in this very hard time.

Hats for Ethan ethan

 

The link to Ethan’s facebook page is www.facebook.com/EthansLeukaemiaJourney

My items so far are:

Hats for Ethan

 

HFE 1 collage text

 

Holly hat collage text

 

sideline hat collage text correct

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Princesses and Pirates!

I am partaking in my first showcase on facebook and it has been somewhat fun! My friend Julia who runs Booti Tutu has organised a showcase on her FB page in the theme of Princesses and Pirates. It is a way of show casing other creative people in face book land. It is amazing what other ladies have made in the theme.

Booti Tutu Princesses and Pirates Showcase

Booti Tutu Princesses and Pirates Showcase

I enjoyed making the items for this showcase. I had a huge 1kg skein of wool to divide up and then hand dye with some items in mind.

Primrose set collage

Princess Elizabeth Collage CORRECT

and then a wee Pirate contribution ♥

Pirate Monkey with logo and words

Gosh the milo took some work with adapting the chart to the number of stitches and then doing it upside down! It was made for a hat knitted bottom up but the Milo vest is knitted top down! Anyway I won! I got the skulls and crossbones chart from here.

Please check out the showcase offerings as there are some wonderful items available! The items are available from 7.30pm on Friday March 8th.

I am going to be doing some rainbow inspired items for another friend’s “Rainbow” Showcase in April…

jodulbug showcase

Keep an eye out!

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Primrose – the little sister to Katniss

My good friend Julia from Just One WIP has released her newest pattern that I helped test knit, called “Primrose”.

Blurb from the pattern:

Primrose – The Little Sister Pattern To Katniss
Pretty. Feminine. Delicate.

Primrose is a stylishly simple and seamless pattern, featuring sweet lace panels in the raglans, waist and hem.

Great for layering with leggings or jeans in winter as a tunic, or knit in cotton for a pretty summer dress.

Primrose is written in 11 sizes (NB – 10 years) and looks just as gorgeous on older children as it does on babies. It comes with three easy to follow options within the pattern for the empire waist band – lace, lace eyelet (looks lovely with a ribbon threaded through) and a no lace option.

Designed to be knitted with a solid or semi solid yarn colour and all sizes use 3 feature buttons. Knitted top down and all in one piece.

It can be knitted with either 8 ply/DK or 10 ply/worsted, however the fabric of the finished garment depends upon the yarn you choose.

I really enjoyed knitting Holy’s Primrose dress and used some yarn I hand dyed in Orchid Pink.

Here are some photos of Holly in her Primrose:

Ever so cute!

Ever so cute!

primrose 2

primrose 5

Contact me if you would like to book a custom knit spot for this dress. Email me at chevgirlknitting@gmail.com.

If you are a knitter, go and get yourself a copy of the pattern!!!!

Kate

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Give Away on my Face Book Page :-)

When I get to 300 peeps on my Chevgirl Knitting FaceBook page I will make a custom baby/kiddies hat. Can choose from a Benji Hat, Earflap Hat, Dolce Beret and possibly a new one 😉

Keen?

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