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15 May 2014

Bubble

 Wow people, you've completely knocked my socks off!

Really, your response to my last post about my Boho Shawl took me by surprise a must confess.  I mean, I knew I liked it but I feared it would be a bit wacky to appeal to anyone else much, but you've been so kind and so positive about it that I'm feeling more affectionate than ever about my colourful little capelet.

My original idea was to make a pattern of it but along the way, I changed my mind, thinking that there would be little point but you've changed my mind about that too.  Quite a few of you have said you'd love to make your own and I'm so pleased about that.  So I shall get to work turning my scribbles into something legible and let you know how it goes.

Today, though I'm here to show you something completely the opposite, it's just one colour and a nice soft muted one at that.  It's like a little palate cleanser for your eyes.  This is my Bubble.

 That's the name of the pattern, Bubble, (Ravelry Link) because the bottom part is supposed to be a bit puffy and round like a bubble I guess.  Mine hasn't worked out quite that way, probably my 'English Pear' shape letting me down again I fear.  Which is a shame because it does fit so nicely elsewhere.  In fact, if what I was after was a nice, close to the body fit, I couldn't have asked for better.  It's just that I quite liked that looser, slightly puffy look it the pattern pictures.

So although I'm a little disappointed about that, I can't help but be pleased with it too.  I love the pattern and the way the finished thing looks, and forgive me if this sounds like I'm bragging but look at the knitting - it looks so neat!  I mean, I only mention it because I'm so surprised.  Maybe it's the yarn, maybe it was the blocking, I don't know but it's not because my knitting skills have improved, if anything they are a little rusty.  Whatever the reason, I'll just enjoy the results.



But the thing I love most about my bubble is the amount I enjoyed knitting it.  I can't quite believe how quickly I worked through it, considering I was so close to giving up after the second row.  The task seemed so monumentally huge back then, like a marathon.  But, after the ribbing had been done it turned into a jolly walk in the park and I loved it.

I think I can probably go as far as to say I enjoyed the process of making this item more than I'm enjoying the finished product.  Maybe that just means I'm turning into a different kind of knitter?

So, my plan is to block it again, and this time pay a little more attention to my puffy bottom!
If all goes well, I have the top of my dreams.  If not, well at least I enjoyed the process.


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BUBBLE

Pattern:  Soft Kid Bubble by Laura Irwin
Book:  Boutique Knits
(Ravelry Link)

Yarn: GGH Soft Kid - Duck Egg


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S x





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23 comments:

  1. Thank you for the link. It's so easy to miss little gems on Ravelry and this is one of them. I love the colour you chose and you have a right to be proud. Those stitches are a perfect!!! :)

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  2. I think it looks perfect! It looks lovely on you - lovely pattern, lovely knitting, lovely colour! Maria x

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  3. So pretty. The pattern is really delicate, and the colour you chose is perfect for it. Thanks for sharing xx

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  4. I like it better 'your' way! Don't change it by (over?) blocking, I'd say :-) (by the way, you're wearing jeans, the girl in the ravelry picture only tights. Has nothing to do with pears or apples.. :-) Best from Istanbul

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  5. I think your Bubble looks tremendous on you, maybe if you wore it over leggins or a thin skirt you would like it better, but I think it looks amazing with your jeans.
    Great job and your knitting looks great.
    Meredith

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  6. It looks perfect to me . . . and colour is just gorgeous. . . and I agree with Marleen.
    It might be the jeans, sometimes I find that jeans are not the best option for wearing long tops on top of them, don't know . . . but it looks very nice on you anyway.
    xEva

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  7. I actually think it looks better on you as it is that it looks on the girl in the pattern - don't change it too much!

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  8. Wow, this looks gorgeous. I love everything about it, the style, the colour, the yarn and how well it has been made! Really wonderful, you should be proud, Sam x

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  9. Goodness, that was fast! It looks lovely. xx

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  10. It's wonderful as it is, but I'm sure if you want it to it will block a bit wider near the hem. That said I'm with those saying wear it with leggings for the full effect. Whatever you decide it's beautifully done :)

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  11. It's lovely, and it really suits you. I like the shape as it is, it's very flattering and you have such a nice figure. The colour is perfect as well, I'm really into that kind of blue at the moment.

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  12. That's a beautiful garment, Sandra. I think it is delicate and the lovely yarn that you've used to make it really suits you. I love how it looks with the peter pan collar of your blouse. Very cute!
    Am sooo please that you are going to release the pattern of the capelet... i can't wait!
    Thanks a lot!! Pati x

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  13. Wow, what a lovely and flattering make and your knitting is beautiful. I've been knitting a long time and I still find that my tension is way better if I use 100% natural wool, I think it's because it has more give in it. I'm going to check out the link to ravelry now....Thank you :-)
    Tracey xxx

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  14. It's beautiful and looks lovely on you. I like the fit on you, very flattering :) xx

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  15. Oh this is PRETTY! And it looks so soft and comfortable! It looks just perfect to me, I like your gentle bubble better than the original on Ravelry. So cute :-) x

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  16. Its a real beauty I love this! I can imagine me wearing this im off to add it to my ravelry library. Thanks Lisa x

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  17. It's lovely Sandra and beautifully knitted. I think the shape looks very good as it is. Have a great weekend.
    Jane x

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  18. How beautiful! I am in love with the yarn, I think it is perfect for this pattern, Love the pockets. You did a great job.
    Vicki

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  19. Love it, Sandra ♥ how cute that it has pockets :-)
    Ana BC

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  20. You're a clever little cookie. It looks beautiful! Congratulations Sandra.

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  21. Bloody hell that was fast! Didn't you just start that about two weeks ago?? You can knit! I love the muted colour, and I think it looks great on you. You have a lovely figure. I can't see any pears anywhere. xx

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  22. Oh how I wish I could knit when I look at your lovely top! One hook I can manage ... Two needles - not a hope! Emma x

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  23. A beautiful knit... so neat! And such a pretty colour

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