I'm blogging on a Saturday which is pretty much unheard of, but J is napping so I seized the opportunity to start my month of blogging off on a good foot.
So when J was small he had a harem of girlies to hang out with - it was great!
But as is always the case in Tokyo people leave, so did two members of his harem....however one sweet girl (pictured on the right above) is still here and is J's best girlfriend! He used to ignore her but now they play together fabulously. They even had a joint birthday party since they are only 10 days apart.
Today it is sweet Aisha's birthday - Happy Birthday Aisha from us! To celebrate her first birthday I cast on for a pinwheel cardigan for her and although it has taken a good couple of months of train knitting, it turned out well.
I haven't gifted the cardie yet, so no modelled photos, but I enlisted the help of clowny the knitted coat hanger to model the pinny. I did not knit this amazing coat hanger by the way - it was knit by my great aunty joyce - amazing isn't it??!! We have a bananas in pyjamas one too.
I pretty much followed the pattern mostly, but after reading the comments about the pattern on ravelry and how the cardie was turning out small especially the armholes I made them bigger. I also for the life of me could not understand the armhole directions in the original pattern so i used the alternative 'afterthought heel' method for the sleeves!! Much better! I also made up my own crocheted edge which turned out pretty.
I hope sweet Aisha loves her cardie - it was knit with lotsa love.