Friday, 18 February 2011


I learned from one of this blog's readers last week that ripping out knitting is called frogging because of the sound it makes 'ribbit ribbit' when the work is unraveled.  I rarely unravel with wild abandon, mainly I unpick stitch by stitch as I am always a little fearful that I will go too far.  But it occurred to me that, in the style of Chinese whispers, rip-it rip-it sounds like ribbit ribbit.  And this is what I did last night.

A little while ago I made a hat, muffler and mittens for my granddaughter in one of my favourite yarns, Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss.  I knitted free hand and you may say that is where I went wrong

But I loved the knitting particularly all the fiddly bits, the bell frill at the bottom of the muffler

and the bunch of hare bells on the side of the hat (the same flowers as I used for my Knitting a name project)

But the hat was far too small for the baby girl who has a beautiful shock of thick light brown curls

So I frogged it...

And am making something much bigger

I hope it is not too big! The circular needle is 18" from needle tip to needle tip, the first hat had a circumference of 18" so I am hoping I am OK making it 30 stitches larger.

Happy weekend everyone!




Florence (at Flossie Teacakes) said...

Beautiful and isn't she adorable! x

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more, cashmerino is superb yarn. I too just raved about it ! haha :) The colour you chose is of course, adorable for your grand daughter. She is absolutely gorgeous and is lucky to have such a talented grandmother to make such beautiful handknits for her. I have to say though, I think that you are pretty lucky to have her too :)

Cher said...

What a cutie pie! Great choice of yarn & color, too.

Florrie said...

I love the DB baby cashmerino, so soft. What a shame the hat was too small for your gorgeous grandaughter.......hope the sizing turns out ok with the new hat.
florrie x

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