Well I managed to organise some time for knitting and get on with designing and writing a girls bolero cardigan.

I wrote the pattern for a plain long sleeved stocking stitch cardigan first

Girls stocking stitch long sleeved bolero cardigan, knits r us, knitting pattern
Girls stocking stitch long sleeved bolero cardigan

Then I designed a lacy pattern for a summer evening or over a coloured top

Girls lacy short sleeved bolero cardigan, knits r us, knitting pattern
Girls lacy short sleeved bolero cardigan

When I had finished designing, writing and knitting the girls bolero cardigans I design matching ones for dolls, so any left over oddments from the girls cardigans can be used up.

Dolls matching stocking stitch long sleeved bolero cardigan, knits r us, knitting patterns
Dolls matching stocking stitch long sleeved bolero cardigan
Dolls matching short sleeved lacy bolero cardigan, knits r us, knitting patterns
Dolls matching short sleeved lacy bolero cardigan

The first of my girls & dolls matching clothes.