Friday, 23 March 2012

015: Cherry Love xxxx

Here's a sneak peak of my current Work In Progress, do you remember those scrummy colours  I showed you last week?   I've used the light green for a pretty bottom border, I wanted it to remind me of all the new spring leaves.

The mushroom coloured yarn is then used as the background colour of the cardigan .......and I have added a little motif.....can you guess what they are?

They are cherries, I have included the cherries and the leaves in my knitted design, however the stalks will be added later, probably chain stitch embroidery.

On the fronts pieces I have included button-bands of spring green though  I am not planning to add buttons as I have a special fastening at the neck that I hope to show you soon.  I want the cardigan to be worn open as I am planning to make a little co-ordinating dress underneath which I am just designing at the moment.

What a beautiful week it has been, I spent the whole of yesterday in the garden.  The Postie was off on holiday so we spent the day putting a new herb bed together and digging over our raised vegetable bed ready for planting.  It was so warm that when the curly wurlies came home from school they had their tea 'al fresco' on the patio ...... bliss!

I have a busy weekend coming up, but hopefully will be able to show you the progress on the cardigan on Sunday, that is if I can move my tired legs off the sofa.  I will be running a half marathon on Sunday morning and hoping that I can maintain or even beat my PB of 1:59:50, so let's see!

If you have the time over the weekend, please pop over to this beautiful blog Sew Sweet Violet, as Jooles is running a delightful giveaway!   Though I'm hoping that I win!

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.

Goodbye for now,
Fleur xx


  1. oh my are so clever...i love your cardigan, what a fab design.
    good luck with your marathon :o)
    and thanks for the kind mention
    love jooles x

  2. Hi! After you commented on my blog, I just had to stop by and I am SO glad I did! You are an AMAZING knitter! Wow! I can't believe the lovely ruffly edge you have on your piece and the beautiful colors. That particular spring green color is one of my very favorites and you don't see it very often. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  3. Hi and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Your cardigan is coming on a treat,you are a very experienced knitter that's for sure.Isn't it lovely to be able to sit in the garden again? Do you remember last year we had great weather in March...hope it continues!
    Good luck with your run on Sunday,hope you do well. :0)

  4. Oh this is so cute already! Can't wait to see it all knit up!

  5. Hi sweet Fleur! Your cardigan is gorgeous! I love the green and the sweet cherries! Just look at that ruffle too! You are an amazing knitter! So happy your sweeties could enjoy tea in the garden and you were able to work in it! I love Spring and gardening too! Best of wishes for your marathon! xo~ Paula

  6. Seems to be a week for cherries! ;)
    Your little cardigan is so pretty!
    Best of luck with the half marathon, I'm breathless thinking about it!!
    Vivienne x

  7. thanks so much for your lovely comment - your work is so pretty.

  8. How pretty is that! It's going to be lovely Fleur :D

  9. Yey for cherries. I love your work, and I wish I could find the will to learn. I am not sure how easy it would be now I crochet. xxxx

  10. Hi Fleur,

    What a lovely cardigan it's going to be! Enjoy your weekend,

    Madelief x

  11. Love the cherry design and the colors! Your work is lovely!
    Good luck on that half marathon- I'm in awe of people who can do that!

  12. Loving the cherry love! Looking forward to a beautiful week here in the garden as well. Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt again...

  13. Spo pretty! Loving the soft colours and the frill, and the little cherries - gorgeous!
    Hope the marathon went well - awesome!

    Glad you and the children enjoyed the garden - its lovely out there now too.

    Gill xx

  14. What a lovely knitter you are! I looked back and saw the little white cardi with the tiny blue flowers and the first thing I thought of was FORGET-ME-NOTS! How perfect! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always love visits. Come back again, anytime.
    Regards, Susanne :)

  15. Oh boy - do you have knitting talent! Beautiful work, Fleur.

  16. Hi Fleur, thank you for your recent comments.I've just got around to visiting your blog and I love your makes :0)
    I'm also excited to see you are a runner too !!
    I need to blog more about running but I'm afraid people will find it boring....but I guess they can just skip my running posts.
    Off to add you to my blog list.
    Jacquie x

  17. Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you liked my cushion covers. I'm very pleased to be a new follower of your blog :) It's lovely. Maggie xx

  18. Hello Fleur
    What a pretty cardigan you are creating. I love the idea of the cherries with the stems added on in embroidery, it will look lovely.
    Have a great week.
    Helen x

  19. hey - me again! I'd forgotten to pop over here and say hello! (and I see we share many a blogging pal!)
    Where abouts in cheshire are you?
    marathon you say? Not for me!
    fee x

  20. Hello Fleur...Your cardigan is looking so pretty!...I love the colours and the texture of the yarn...the embroidered stems will be a perfect finishing touch..
    I hope all went will for you in the marathon and that you are having a happy week,
    Susan x

  21. That is so cute, it's going to be so pretty when it's finished, very feminine. I hope the half marathon when well and your legs aren't too tired.

  22. Your knitting is amazing and so pretty!Love it all!Hope your run went well and that you are not too tired, you probably need to put your feet up and do a spot of knitting!
    Thank you for your kind comment regarding my crochet disaster!
    Rachel x

  23. That is so pretty it will look lovely when finished. Clever girl, designing it yourself.

  24. This looks lovely! I'm loving that ruffly edge.

  25. The fluted edge is lovely - funnily enough an edge like that caught my eye when I was skimming through Barbara Walker last week (as you do...)
    I would love to have a go at designing a garment - I've got an idea but I'm not quite brave enough to have a're inspiring me!

  26. That looks gorgeous! Love the ruffles indeed :-)

  27. Hello Fleur, what an amazing cardi, I love the cherries. I cant wait to see more of it.

    Lou xxx

  28. Hi Fleur, I love your cherries design! And the idea of combining embroidery with the knitting.
    How did the half marathon go? Fingers crossed for your time. My husband's a runner, so I know how important it can be!
    Thank you for your comments on my shawl. Just had a look at the Ysolda pattern you mentioned - how pretty :)
    Jane x