Friday, 21 April 2017

Fashion on Friday

These were knitted while I was in New Zealand - I haven't been able to do any knitting since returning as I seem to have done something to my right arm, possibly strained the tendons or muscles, anyway it hurts more than usual!  

I picked up some nice wool while away and had plenty of time to sit and knit in the evenings, so that is what I did.

These are all knitted with some beautiful New Zealand Wool and most are available to purchase - some are already in my Etsy Shop.  More photos showing the back are available on request should you be interested in purchasing.  Donny kindly offered to model the sweaters I made for the boys and Stevie modelled the girls cardigans for me.

This lovely patterned effect sweater is knitted using rare breeds, Arapawa fleece and is perfect for the boys.  It does up at the back for ease of dressing.  £16.00 plus postage

This sweater I am tempted to keep.  It was knitted with the same wool as the above sweater.

I love the 'real boy' look of this colour and pattern.

Lovely turquoise sweater, using 100% NZ Merino wool.  I am tempted to keep this one also.

I hadn't thought to team these two colours before, but those who know Stevie, knows how much she loves her purple and as such she didn't want to change her jeans for the modelling session.

Turquoise cardigan - also in my Etsy shop.    £15.00 plus postage

This is knitted with a lovely soft NZ wool which is a combination of Fine Merino, Brushtail possum and silk.  Available to purchase and also in my Etsy shop. £15.00 plus postage

Being a slightly bigger fit, it will also comfortably fit the larger Sasha girls (and indeed similar size Schoenhut dolls) and they can comfortably wear a t shirt or blouse underneath.

This one is made using a lovely NZ Merino, Alpaca and Possum mix.  


I bought some lovely wool home with me and I am looking forward to being able to knit again.  

I have tried sewing since I have been home - I made a little dress for Madeline - but this too was rather painful!  Goodness knows what is going on as normally I can manage to sew and knit!

Madeline was pleased it was made just in time for Easter!

Being yellow it also suits the yellow theme we currently have running here at Rose Cottage!


  1. You've been busy! I like the two boys' sweaters - and the little buttons on the girls' cardigans.
    Madeline too looks bright and cheery in yellow. I tried to find small chicks for my Sashas this Easter, but I failed.
    Hope you'll get better soon!

  2. I hope the arm and shoulder pain goes away very soon - so frustrating for you as I know you love to knit and sew. The knitted items are lovely as is Madeline's little yellow Easter dress.

  3. Stevie and Blake would get along well together, as he's quite fond of purple too.


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