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  • Hi there

    So it's almost December, so where did that year go? 
    I always try to stop designing and pattern writing by the end of November so there is a little space in my head and in my day for Christmas preparations.  I just chatted to a lovely friend today who said she always finishes her Christmas shopping by the 1st of December so that she can relax and enjoy the run up to Christmas ... Ok, so I am well and truly behind! Maybe next year?

    I hope you have all been enjoying my new Little Pickle Knits knitting patterns this year. I am so pleased that so many of you are loving my new aviator hat. I chose to pop Little Cars, Little Hedgehogs, Little Badgers and a Christmas Snowflake onto these hats. There is also a simple stripe which is great for newer knitters who haven't tackled Intarsia yet, Stripes are also a great stash buster and will help you to use up some of your left over yarn from other Little Pickle Knits. You can find all of these aviator hat knitting patterns in Whats New!
    I have also added additional sizes to these new hats with instructions from 6-8lbs through to 9 years. I just had to increase the sizing so my son wouldn't miss out this winter.

    As mentioned in my last blog I have also added a fingerless mittens PDF pattern to the collection, as my children love to wear them. These simple to knit mittens are worked flat and seamed. This design is currently available with snowflake and heart pictures ... other pictures will appear in the new year, I have some fun boys pictures in the pipeline!

    Another recent addition to my Little Pickle Knits collection this year was this Little Red Bus Tank for little boys, which I think they will love to wear. Do send in any photos of your little ones in this tank if you take any, as I would so love to see them :)

    Oh yes...I also have some sweet Little Pickle Knits socks on their way in the new year!

    Bye for now

    Linda Whaley

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    JINGLE BELLS 16 November 2016 | Comments (0)

    Hi there

    It's been a while since my last blog... I feel I'm only just coming up for air as the last few months have been exceptionally busy,  I can't believe its almost December!

    I have noticed my festive knitting patterns whirling their way over to lots of you since September. You are far more organised with your Christmas gifts than I am!  I plan to knit a few little hand knit gifts in December....ssssh I can't say what they will be though.

    If you have any time left in your Christmas knitting schedule, I have a new knitting pattern category where you can find lots of  'Christmas Knits

    My Little Pickle Knits collection has a new Snowflake Aviator, some new festive fingerless mittens, and due to lots of requests, my Little Reindeer Tank now has instructions for newborn up to 4 years. 

    Oh yes....and all my festive patterns in my Christmas Knits category have a 20% DISCOUNT by using the discount code JINGLE BELLS at the checkout.

    I best go for now but I will post again in the next day or so as I have lots more to tell you.

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    As promised, I have  put together a few more images from my Blossom collection that was commissioned by Rowan.

    I feel these designs are great for those days when our little girls just want to get out and have fun.... but still look pretty of course!

     

    I also included these two pretty crochet bags in the collection as girls of all ages just love bags! My daughter always loves to take a little bag out with her, the prettier the better. On most occasions she pops her favourite dolly in her bag, so she can go down the slide or sit in a swing with her, Sooooo adorable!

    If you are tempted to buy the book, the team at Rowan have told me that Little Rowan Blossom is now available at most wool shops and online stockists that sell Rowan yarn.

    I can't believe it's almost September and autumn is around the corner....best get on with my new designs!

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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    Hi there

    I know I shouldn't be working as it's Saturday morning but as this is one of those mornings when the house is quiet....a rare event in the summer holidays...... I thought I would pop a quick post out to you.

    I know it's only August but I can see that quite a few of you are getting ready to start your Christmas knitting projects as my festive knitting patterns have been whirling their way over to you this month. You are far more organised than I am! 
    To those of you who have already knitted all my festive picture knits, and want something new for this Christmas, I do have a couple of new Little Pickle Knits patterns for you, which are due to be released in the Autumn.

    I also wanted to let you know that I have now released this new DK cabled blanket knitting pattern....'Skye'

    I have really enjoyed knitting this blanket, and it's already well travelled..... but I must admit it didn't see much action and was somewhat neglected whilst we were away. 

    As I mentioned in my previous email, this latest blanket has instructions to knit this blanket in 3 sizes, small for baby, medium and large...... so its not just for babies this time!

    This blanket has been knitted in Rowan's Super Fine Merino Wool DK, and the colour is Marble. Enjoy!

    Best go as the kids will be thundering through the house any moment now!

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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