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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Sneaky Peek - Work In Progress


I've been hinting for a bit that I am working on a pattern for a new vehicle. So although it is not yet quite complete, I thought I would give you a sneaky peek. It is the iconic mini. It is the car that I seem to see most frequently where I live. I don't think it is the most popular car, it is just that it is so very distinctive that you cannot help but notice it.

My very first attempt at a mini was hysterically funny. It turned out so long that it looked like a stretch limo. 

So I am nearly there with the pattern, and there is just a bit of tweaky to go, and then a huge amount of test knitting. So if you want to make or buy a very British mini keep an eye on my Etsy and ravelry shops, as they will be appearing there soon. The craft fair yesterday did not go well. I took exactly what the table fee was, so it has only confirmed in my head what I had already thought, Etsy is the way to go for me.


22 comments:

  1. Love love love!!! Of course I'd love to have a real one, too, but in the meantime...Chrissie x

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  2. Your mini looks fab and I love the union jack roof. I may be visiting your Etsy shop as my son would love a mini but his only chance of getting one from me is a knitted one :)
    Ali xx

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  3. I love your little mini, especially the details on the roof. I have come to the same conclusion as you for craft fairs (at least for now)

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  4. If I had a mini i'd want these colours , love the union jack top

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  5. Hehe, this is so fun! You are very talented to be able to create these fabulous patterns :) x

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  6. OMG.. this is so amazing. I should show this to my MIL who is very fond of knitting. May be she can make one for my nephews :)

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh my goodness, my boy would love this! Very cool. It isn't often that you see knitting patterns for toys/animals etc. Love this!

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  8. The mini is adorable...sorry the craft fair did not go well....

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  9. My son adores minis - yours is fabulous. I'm sorry the craft fair didn't go well, maybe nearer Christmas might be better for gifts.

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  10. This is so amazing, your knitting it's great, I love very thing you make.

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  11. So so cute! You've opened my eyes to what can be done with knitting.

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  12. I'm sorry your craft fair didnt go as well as it could. But your designs are adorable and that car is too sweet. I see a lot of them here in NYC too. They along with the VW Beetle seem very popular!

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  13. Ahhhhh!!!! The Anglophile in me needs one of these! So cute! :)

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  14. What a great knitted car. Once again your talent shines through.

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  15. I always love your toys. :-)

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  16. I definitely want this pattern, can't wait!

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  17. I loooove your fabulous Mini!!! All details are great! Thanks for sharing!
    I have a giveaway on my blog to celebrate my 500 followers if you like to participate have a look on http://lovecraft2012.blogspot.pt/2014/07/500-seguidores-oferta-500-folowers.html
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  18. I can't tell the size of it, but I think if you made several, you could craft an awesome child's mobile out of them!

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