Violet's Cuties

Violet LeBeaux's mobile blog showing cute things, random rambling and photos from life out and about in Melbourne.

Please note: Some images used here are not taken or owned by me. The photos not owned by me are generally product photos. I do not claim ownership unless it's a mobile shot. All efforts have been made to include correct attributions, if you feel I have made a mistake or would like your photo removed please email violet@violetlebeaux.com Some links posted in the Online Shopping section are affiliate links but all are things I actually find genuinely interesting.
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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
 Vita fede Monaco Single Bracelet

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

 Vita fede Monaco Single Bracelet

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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
Share Prolonged Farewell Dress
Summer time for berry picking next year!

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

Share Prolonged Farewell Dress

Summer time for berry picking next year!

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New Blog Post! http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2014/04/cable-knit-beanie-finished-project/Cable Knit Beanie Finished Project!The cable knitting obsession continues even further with a hat to match the cardigan I made.

I think the hat actually took longer than the cardigan because it’s such a tighter gauge to work.

 

 To begin with I cast on 156 stitches. This is a big floppy hat so that’s one of the many reasons it look so damn long!
The ribbing at the bottom is k2 p2 continually as I was using circular needles.




I’m not sure how many rows it was but I continued the ribbing for around 25cm long.



At this point I  did one row of decreases so k2, k2tog. I made sure the decreases were on the purled stitches so that the knitted stitches would continue into the cables.




I then counted the remaining stitches to work out a nice cable pattern which would fit. I had 104 stitches so my cable pattern became:

K3 p3, 2 strand cable with 3 stitches per strand, p2. Repeat this pattern 8 times and you should be at the end of the row.



I found cables a bit harder to work in the round as it was harder to distinguish where I was in the pattern at a glance. I knit to tune out while I’m watching tv so counting stitches is not something I enjoy doing much.



I did 8 cable twists which got the hat long enough for my head. Then I began to decrease one stitch in the k3 part of the pattern every row, then the p2 part etc until there was only the cables strands left on my needles and eventually there were to stitches left and I tied off.



Done and omg so glad it’s over! I always remember knitting beanies fondly until I’m actually doing it and remember what a pain in the butt they are for being such small projects!




The only thing missing at this point was a thick pom pom for up top.





Done!







As much as it wasn’t my favourite project ever, I really love the finished product! I don’t think I’ll be doing any beanies for a long time though… maybe a beret though… No, bad Violet!






Hope you enjoyed looking at my latest project!

New Blog Post! http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2014/04/cable-knit-beanie-finished-project/

Cable Knit Beanie Finished Project!

The cable knitting obsession continues even further with a hat to match the cardigan I made.

I think the hat actually took longer than the cardigan because it’s such a tighter gauge to work.

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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
 Printed silk scarf @The Outnet (Global)
I wonder if this kind of thing would be possible easily with proper silk paints.

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

 Printed silk scarf @The Outnet (Global)

I wonder if this kind of thing would be possible easily with proper silk paints.

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Spin spin spin!! #ootd <3

Spin spin spin!! #ootd <3

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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
Goody Gumdrops - Strawberry Bow Ponytails - All hair accessories (Pink) @The Iconic (AU)
I want to make some new little strawberry bows like these&#8230; For Lottie. I know she won&#8217;t wear them but I can&#8217;t get the idea out of my head!

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

Goody Gumdrops - Strawberry Bow Ponytails - All hair accessories (Pink) @The Iconic (AU)

I want to make some new little strawberry bows like these… For Lottie. I know she won’t wear them but I can’t get the idea out of my head!

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New Blog Post! http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2014/04/bergamot-friends-pattern-grid-download/Bergamot And Friends Pattern Grid Download!Today I have a really fun reader requested pattern up for download!
Kimmi wrote to me a while ago to request downloadable patterns of Bergamot and friends for her cross stitching. It’s something that had been on my long term to do list for ages so it’s good to finally have them available!
These patterns are downloadable here or via the VLB mailing list. Each pattern is worked over 100 squares so you can adjust them as needed for the gauge you are knitting or stitching. There is one for Bergamot, Lottie, Sir Reginald and Nana Bunchkins as well as the background floral pattern for my website and also my VLB monogram.
Please note they are provided for personal use only, not for profit.
They should be suitable for knitting, crochet or cross stitch but make sure to do a swatch first so you can adjust for your personal tension.
I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you guys actually make with them! I’m thinking of doing a massive bergamot knitted sweater as my next project! Let me know what you do with them so I can add your photos to the readers gallery!
To save them just click below for the full image :)

 
 

New Blog Post! http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2014/04/bergamot-friends-pattern-grid-download/

Bergamot And Friends Pattern Grid Download!

Today I have a really fun reader requested pattern up for download!

Kimmi wrote to me a while ago to request downloadable patterns of Bergamot and friends for her cross stitching. It’s something that had been on my long term to do list for ages so it’s good to finally have them available!

These patterns are downloadable here or via the VLB mailing list. Each pattern is worked over 100 squares so you can adjust them as needed for the gauge you are knitting or stitching. There is one for Bergamot, Lottie, Sir Reginald and Nana Bunchkins as well as the background floral pattern for my website and also my VLB monogram.

Please note they are provided for personal use only, not for profit.

They should be suitable for knitting, crochet or cross stitch but make sure to do a swatch first so you can adjust for your personal tension.

I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you guys actually make with them! I’m thinking of doing a massive bergamot knitted sweater as my next project! Let me know what you do with them so I can add your photos to the readers gallery!

To save them just click below for the full image :)

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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter 200ml, @Cosme-De
This lotion smells amazing. I have gone through quite a few tubs over the years, it&#8217;s awesome!!

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter 200ml, @Cosme-De

This lotion smells amazing. I have gone through quite a few tubs over the years, it’s awesome!!

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Hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend! &lt;3

Hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend! <3

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Online Shopping Find Of The Day:
Share See You Real Saloon Skirt

Online Shopping Find Of The Day:

Share See You Real Saloon Skirt

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