Saturday, 19 February 2011

Corsages and Birthdays

Not long ago I took part in the spread the bloggy love swap and received this lovely flower brooch corsage from the lovely Jille:


It has been widely admired.

I asked Jille for the pattern and she kindly se
nt it on and I have had fun knitting these up. They take about an hour each from start to finish (at my amateur knitting speed) and they are really easy to do.


If anyone fancies giving them a go the pa
ttern was from Knit & Stitch book (don't have the full book details so can't give the full credit ~ apologies).
  • Cast on 55 st,
  • stockinette stitch for 10 rows (knit 1 row, purl 1 row),
  • next row, *knit one, bring the yarn forward and over the needle (as if to purl), knit 2 together* repeat to end,
  • purl next row,
  • stockinette stitch for 10 rows (knit 1 row, purl 1 row),
  • cast off, leaving a long tail ~ fold work in half and using the tail do running stitch along the bottom, gather up and tie off.
Easy peasy.

I can't let today go by without giving mention that it's my beloved's 40th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Honey!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~



23 comments:

LaaLaa said...

Happy birthday Mr Kandi! I hope you have a lovely day. Kandi, I hope you're spoiling him, honey. I'm sure you are. xxx

Vintage Vixen said...

Happy Birthday, Mr Kandi! have a lovely time, the pair of you.
Loving the flower corsage. I wonder wether my limited capabilities would stretch? xxx

Bethany said...

They look like they are much more difficult than they sound. I think I am going to have a go at some of these :)
And Happy Birthday Mr. K!

Kerry said...

happy 40 celebrations for your partner, its a mighty fine age to be!

Ali said...

Ooh thanks for the pattern cant wait to have a go xx Happy birthday to Mr Kandi ooh but it looks like its his 48th in the pic??? (the numbers not his face- lol)

VintageVicki said...

Happy Birthday Mr Kandi :)

Love those corsages - might have a go sometime :)

qwiksave said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Kandi and to me (and I really am 48! today eeeeeek! Great corsages. xx

daisychain said...

I wish I could knit..crochet..whatever! I want one!

Nana Go-Go said...

Many Happy Returns to your OH - wish I could remember 40!

Nana Go-Go said...

Oops, apologies...forgot to say how much I loved those flower brooches! x

dizzytina said...

They are stunning Hun I so wish I could knit as they are gorgeous. Happy birthday to mr kandipandi hope he has a fab time x x

Clara said...

Cute little brooches!

bibbitybob said...

Those corsages are lovely, and Happy Birthday to Mr Kandipandi! x

Em said...

Happy birthday Mr Kandipandi (even if you are a Hordie!!)
Love those flower s Kandi...why oh why can I not knit properly???
Love Em xxxxxx

lemonade kitty said...

Happy birthday Mr K. Thanks for sharing the pattern I'll round up my needles and give it a go,lol Lucey xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

Happy Birthday Mr Kandi! Lovely brooches, you're a talented lady :) x

Alex said...

Happy birthday Mr K! Hope you've celebrated in fine style.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Happy belated birthday wishes Mr Kandi :)

Thanks for sharing the pattern Mrs Kandi, they look like brilliant little makes, a great way to use up odds and ends xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Happy Birthday Handsome! And Kandi, I have taken your bad word into my own vocabulary! Excellent! I think it is important to always expand our repetuoir, ts classy!!!i

PootleFlump said...

They are lovely Kandi. Happy birthday to your lovely hubby. x

Aisyah Helga said...

They look lovely!! I wished I knew how to knit..Happy birthday to Mr Kandi!

dinoprincesschar said...

oh happy birthday to your mr..
and the corsages are lovely - i MUST learn to knit!!

giddynici said...

They look great!
Hope your hubby had a wonderful birthday. x