The Milo vest is brilliant, so versatile, very quick to knit up and super practical for hard-playing kids. I love it! The Milo turned 2 on June 6th 2011. To celebrate, the designer; the uber-talented Tikki, organised a KAL (Knit-a-long for the uninitiated) for May over on Ravelry.
I had a few to get done on my project list so used this as an opportunity to knock them out. Five in fact.
A newborn one for Sophie – with the Owl cable, but I embellished around the outside a bit over-zealously and it now appears more like a Tiki – perfect for a Kiwi bub
The preschool one that Miss Kei-te-pai has been waiting ever so patiently for – with her choice of cable – hugs and kisses
A new one for Meggie Moo – this time in some buttery soft Mal worsted that the wonderful Cadi sent over for us. And we didn’t even use half of it Cadi! This one has a quilted lattice stitch body for some texture – something I’ve been wanting to try.
Its hard to keep that baby still anymore!!
I loved the lattice stitch so much that it made it an easy decision to do it again for this one:
A birthday gift for one of Miss Kei-te-pai’s friends (luckily I had my own model!)
And the last one for the month was another newborn one, this time for wee Ngaio. This has a Koru on the front in cable that I designed. I’m not entirely happy with how it pulls a wee bit but I wanted to have something that acknowledged Ngaio’s Maori roots and the koru symbolises new life unfurling – like a fern uncurling as it grows.
One more was cast on – but its a 6yr old size and at the moment its sitting in my WIP (work-in-progress) basket gazing at me, along with 5 other things…