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Today’s post is about finished WIP’s but I thought I would include this rosebud too, as it’s a little WIP in itself. Imagine….a rosebud in my garden in January!

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Why I’m really posting is to let you see my finished Lacy Baktus, I have at last found and finished a project using my Quince & Co organic linen Sparrow yarn. I had a few false starts, knitting things I really didn’t like but I eventually found a pattern I liked. The yarn itself is delicious so I wanted to knit something that I really wanted to wear.

Lacy Baktus Collage

You can find my Ravelry notes on it here.

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Another little finished project is Esme, my third little Valentine girl. Crocheted in a pale pink alpaca/wool mix yarn and wearing a soft blue mohair cardigan, she’s a delicate little soul!

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Esme means ‘loved’, quite appropriate name for a Valentine bunny, don’t you think!

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While I’m on the subject of WIP’s, here’s another one…….spring!! This is the sky here this evening at 4.20 pm, its all shaping up nicely!!!

Happy Wednesday my friends! 🙂

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30 comments

Simone January 15, 2014 - 5:09 pm

It’s about time that you made something for yourself Vivienne! It is beautiful. Little Esme is sure to fly out of the shop when you list her. I don’t think you have ever shown us a pale pink (or even a pink) bunny before? x

acuriousgal January 15, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Adorable shawl and bunny!!!

Joanne January 15, 2014 - 5:56 pm

What a beautiful rose bud, it’s like hope for the new year. I do love all your bunnies the are so beautiful but this one has to be my favourite I shall be looking out for when they go into your shop I shall have my beady little eye on her and my fingers crossed x

Susan January 15, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Ooh such a lovely post Vivienne!…Your tiny rosebud is so pretty and your knitting project is beautiful…little Esme is just divine…she has to be a favourite…I do love her colours…x
Happy Wednesday!
Susan x

jooles January 15, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Gosh what a lovely treat to see that little perfect rosebud ….. well, it must be ‘Pre-Spring’ now!
I love your shawl and the bunny ….. Aaaaaahhh she is just beautiful.
love jooles x x x

Marigold Jam January 15, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Lovely bunny, shawl, rosebud and sky!

ali January 15, 2014 - 6:43 pm

The Lacy Baktus is a work of art as is Esme. Happy Wednesday to you too,

Gem January 15, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Oh wow, I love the lacy baktus! You are right that yarn looks scrummy, what a beautiful colour! I am going to disappear and research it now 🙂 x

Anne D.T. January 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm

Wow…..pretty shawl and lovely Esme. Thanks for sharing more of your creations, Vivienne. Enjoy some light blue sky and rosebud(s).
Happy Wednesday,
Anne D.T.
PlumCreek Studio

Stephanie January 15, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Dear Vivienne,

Every time I see a sign of pre-spring I think of you now:-) It was cherry blossom on the trees in one of the central city car parks this weekend, imagine! In January!

I must confess to feeling pretty smiltten with both Esme – in my favourite colours, thank you 🙂 – for she is indeed very delicate indeed! So, so, SO pretty. And as for your Baktus? That colour is just up my street these days. Perhaps you should make on pre-spring sky colour?

Just a thought 😉

Sanderella's Crochet January 15, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Beautiful!! I love her!

Caroline January 15, 2014 - 10:36 pm

Oh Vivienne, Esme is just beautiful as is your pretty shawl, you clever lady!
Love Caroline xx

creative pixie January 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Esme is such a cutie

Jane's Journal January 15, 2014 - 11:32 pm

Hi Vivienne, there is nothing better than finishing WIP is there, it’s like ticking off lists. Your knitting looks gorgeous, so soft and a lovely neutral colour which will go with everything. Little Esme also has a soft pretty cardi too, what a lucky bunny. I also loved Teddy in your last post, I was busy with Daisy and Milly and meant to leave a comment…such sweet bunnies. It’s bedtime here….we have just got home from dancing. Happy nearly weekend my dear x

ginaferrari January 16, 2014 - 9:55 am

Such a pretty scarf… I’m tempted to make one for myself! Esme is very pretty too!

helen philipps January 16, 2014 - 10:06 am

Your new scarf is just gorgeous, Vivienne! I love the yarn, the colour and the texture and your knitting is so beautiful. Little Esme is such a sweet little bunny, love her colours and you know I love a fluffy cardie! I really like the idea of a rosebud being a WIP!
Wishing you a very happy weekend!
Helen xx

Chrissie Crafts January 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Your Baktus is just too beautiful for words! It is perfect in every way…as is dear Esme, you always choose the perfect colours, patterns and textures for these sweethearts, I don’t know how you do it! Magic! Chrissie xxx

Gill January 16, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Lovely soft grey scarf Vivienne, it will go with anything!
Esme is such a darling too, everything just perfect, and it’s good to see signs of better things to come outside – I too have spotted a few rosebuds, and my summer lobelia is still flowering in my hanging basket!
Gill xx

Hazels Crochet January 16, 2014 - 6:41 pm

That scarf looks beautiful, its great when you find the right project for the yarn you have. Esme is absolutely adorable!!!

forgetmenotsblue January 16, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Aw what a lovely scarf! Esme is so pretty she’s very sweet x

Jo January 16, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Looking good from here in Shropshire too. I am doing the CAL as motivation. I love your bunny so sweet. Jo x

Elizabeth January 17, 2014 - 6:02 am

Rose bud is amazing in January Vivienne. Lovely soft yarn you have used for Lacy Baktus. Esme bunny is beautiful and dainty. My Pixie bunny has survived though all the heat here,cooler tomorrow 23c. Thank you once again for the time you spend for us to enjoy. Have a good weekend. Elizabeth x x

Helenjean January 17, 2014 - 1:12 pm

I have always enjoyed the quince website and was delighted to see your cowl. It is beautiful
Helen

alisonb2 January 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Love your scarf! And your images are brilliant! So clear and crisp.

Mia January 18, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Dear Vivienne,

I can’t understand that I’ve missed to comment for this post, but better late than… Esme is so sweet! And she’s just perfect for Valentine’s Day, I can’t wait to see all the girls!

Happy Saturday, dear friend, wishing you a sunny weekend too!

Yours,
Mia

Patty January 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Wow the knitting’s amazing V, how satisfying to finally have it done, well done xx

Clare January 18, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Aww Esme the bunny is sooo sweet, we have Roses in bud to in the Summerhouse garden, really does feel like Spring out there.
Clare

Jill January 24, 2014 - 9:26 am

You’ve knit yourself a beautiful Lacy Baktus, Vivienne. It looks so soft, and very wearable. Will we see you knitting more things for yourself this year? How pretty is Esme?! Her little cardigan is like a cloud :0) She’s beautiful. xxx

thelinencat & rockcottageyear January 25, 2014 - 10:20 am

Great shawl and bunny and so nice to see those blue skies – after a frosty start, our day is looking like it might be sunny! Hurrah for spring 🙂

Margaret February 1, 2014 - 1:45 pm

What a brave little rosebud. So pretty to see at this time of year.
Your Lacy Baktus is gorgeous in that beautiful yarn.
Little Esme is adorable. As always you have put together the perfect yarn, fabric and trim to create the perfect little bunny.

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