Et voilà…

And there you go…..from flat to that – just like that!
Something that always amazes me
(And sometimes baffles and on one occasion definitely confused me)

Crossover Jacket link.
Tiny Trauma Teddy link
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Slippers – no link. Obtained online years ago

I sometimes wonder what it is that intrigues me about these ‘all in one ‘ garments, they’re like those ‘one pot wonders’ the meals you can cook using only one pot
Take these ingredients, add your pot and see what emerges at the end.
Have needles- add yarn – a little twist here and there – no seperate pieces to mislay
And voilà – one item ready to wear.
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Back in November when I had a break between the back and front of the blue cable jumper this is what was keeping me amused. All in one knitted gloves – garter stitch, made on 2 needles.
Something I’ve been itching to make since coming across the pattern years ago

A group request for bright hats and gloves was all I needed
After discovering how easy they were to make I was off and running
one pair down …..and look, now there’s more!
(I used size 10/3.25 mm needles with 8ply/DK yarn)

There’s no rush ….winter’s a while away yet
It doesn’t seem that long left and I’m sure it’ll be back again😊
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As for the reading – over the past few weeks it’s been a bit hit and miss….more miss than hit if the truth be told!


At the moment I’m making my way through
The Dust that falls from Dreams – Louis de Bernières
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And listening to
The Spare Room – Helen Garner.

I must say (for me) listening to a previously read book is strange….the story is familiar but it ‘reads’ differently. A little like watching an adaptation, there are scenes that just don’t seem right.
Does anyone else have thoughts on that?

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Being Wednesday you’ll find Kat and others over at ‘Unraveled Wednesday 
which is where you’ll find lots of knitting and reading and talking going on


👇Vintage glove Pattern, making instructions + other bits of interest can be found here. Three blog entries in order👇

#keeplifesimple

31 thoughts on “Et voilà…

    1. I’m hoping my fingers keep working plus the brain is still able to tell the fingers what they’re supposed to do. Yes the quilting and all that involves needs your fine motor skills to be in top notch condition so that would be a loss to anyone who enjoyed that sort of handiwork

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  1. Your knitting blows me away.
    I have yet to go down the audio book path, at least in part because I am afraid that the voices wouldn’t match the images in my head. Which is even more true of books I have already read.

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    1. This is the first audio book in a long time I haven’t given up on almost as soon as started. The speaker’s voice is my problem – some accents can be grating and as much as I want to listen I just can’t. I’m the same with reporters on tv – at least there are the visuals to tell the story….even if we don’t hear what the reporter is actually saying.

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    1. That’s good to hear Viv….nothing like a new project to get the juices flowing. New babies breath life into those around them….if they don’t scream the house down at 2 o’clock in the morning!

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    1. They are fun to knit, cast on, knit the finger, cast off, move along to the next digit and repeat. No more than 38 stitches at a time!

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    1. I’ve made that a few of those teddys and loads of those slippers. I love flat patterns. Must say those gloves are intriguing. I’m going to give them a try. I’ve made a few flat sox too but really they come out more like slippers than sox.
      I just love seeing all your projects!

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      1. I’ve a flat sock pattern here I’ve never got round to trying….now you’ve put that idea into my head you never know what might happen. I did say this was going to be the year of the sock….didn’t say what sort though😊

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    1. They are really easy to knit Caro. Take the first one slowly and it all falls into place. Shortish rows – no more than 38sts on any row. They’re a fun knit with a purpose, mine are all to be donated.

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  2. I love the gloves and jacket patterns. I’ll have to save the links.
    I’ve made the trauma teddies before.
    I love listening to audiobooks. But I guess it’s who reads them
    Some of the free ones are read by people who have absolutely no personality in their voices at all. But the bought ones are usually read by actors and they’re much better

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  3. Oh goodness, those blue slippers are identical (except for the color) to what my Aunt Gladys used to make for me. Could I have the pattern please?? Just makes my evening to see them… huge hugs and thanks, Carol My aunt passed a number of years ago… miss that woman!

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    1. I’ve emailed you Carol. Hopefully you’ll have the time to look at it and file safely until ready to use. I’m gladto have given you some happy memories.

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  4. That is a lot of knitting. Some patterns are extremely baffling. Sometimes you just have to stop thinking about what is says making no sense, and just do it. I love the Teddy and the gloves in bright colours.

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    1. Agreement here on some instructions needing a degree. That little cardigan was the worst I’d ever come across, ended up transcribing it into instructions I could actually follow. I’m surprised sometimes when I look back at what I’ve produced in the past. You’d think I did nothing else but go clickety click on the needles

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  5. love those gloves and love the colors you used. the red orange is my pick. you are so very talented. i just bought a pair of gloves at walmart this week and this is the first time in 38 years that i have neeeded them. 5 days of glove weather, now back to sunny and hot, we will get a few more days and now i am ready

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    1. I never think of Florida as being that cold but the weather’s mixed up worldwide at the moment so why not change it all up and give everyone a chance to experience something different????

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    1. Thank you for that compliment. I’m just doing what my mother taught me – and having fun doing it. Providing for others is a bonus

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  6. I made a pair of those slippers recently. My Grandmother used to knit them so my pattern is a page torn out of one of her knitting books. I’ve also knit similar teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project. You are right- the all in one piece project are intriguing. I listen to a fair number of audiobooks. I find some books lend themselves better to audio (at least for me) than others. I also am more apt to miss details in audiobooks. I’m sure that’s because I’m always doing something while listening, sometimes cleaning and often knitting. If I read a book, that’s my focus. And you are also right that the narrator makes a big difference.

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    1. This would be the first audio for a very long time, I’d read the actual book not too long ago so ‘remembered’ the storyline but as I said, it seemed different in some way. It annoyed me a bit that I couldn’t ‘flip back the pages’ like with a real book. Ebooks are the same, I can’t turn back easily – well you can but maybe because I’m a real book lover I tend to feel you can’t 😊

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