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Friday, 24 February 2012

Knitted Butterflies

Hi,
Its another dull day in Somerset, where has the sun gone, the snowdrops and crocuses are out so spring is not far around the corner.
Today I am showing these knitted butterflies, they come from the book called 75 Birds, Butterflies and Beautiful Beasties to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
I have used different double knitting wools in lots of colours and brown wool for the edges and bodies.
Although I like the patterns in this book I have one complaint, the person who wrote the book made up her own abbreviations which can throw you when knitting the patterns, I have been knitting since I was three so there's not a lot patterns i have not done. Well knitting patterns have been around just as long and there are a lot of abbreviations in knitting but never have I had to keep looking at the page with there meanings as I have with this book. I love the German patterns they are done on graph and once you have done one they are easy to master.
I hope you like my butterflies, I am also doing some knitted squares at the moment towards a new blanket for Mother, I found a lot of knitted squares in her bungalow so I thought by making a few more it would be nice to use them for a blanket for her knees, when its finished I will show you, it will take a few weeks to finish with the border as well.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, until we meet again take care.
Hugs
Margaret

5 comments:

  1. some beautiful butterflies here Margaret and love the different colours of wool, what a nice thought for your Mum
    Tilly

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  2. wow stunning butterflies margaret.beautiful colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  3. Your butterflies are absolutely gorgeous just love the colours that you used!

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  4. I love your knitted butterflies, Margaret. They are so lovely. You could even put a few on your mothers blanket that you are making.

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