Happy Birthday Mum!

It was Mum’s birthday this week and I recently succeeded in getting her back into knitting (I think sending her my first published pattern in the Knitter may have played a part – there was also a tempting sweater pattern in the same issue!)

As it were her who taught me to knit in the first place, aged about 5, I thought an apt present might be to sew a knitting needle roll in which to keep that fast growing collection of Knit Pro interchangable needles.

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I found this sweet sewing tutorial over at Today We Made and adapted it to include an extra pocket for cables, stitch holders and the little purse I made to hold knitting notions.

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This was also my first attempt at making a hand sewn button loop (I saw they were a challenge on the Great British Sewing Bee and thought I’d have a go.) It was hard! But I’m quite pleased with this for a first attempt.

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Now I just need to sew a second one for myself!

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3 Responses to Happy Birthday Mum!

  1. Amanda Smith says:

    That’s a really thoughtful gift ….I bet your Mother loved it. All those little pockets too …brill!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  2. Sue Paris says:

    It was a pleasure to teach you Faye, you have far exceeded my capabilities, in knitting and in sewing and may your talent grow even more. I have now started the socks (after the magic loop debacle) and will send you daily updates :o). The knitting roll is wonderful and will be in constant use from now on. With many thanks and love always, Mum x

  3. Sezza says:

    What a wonderful gift!

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