Monday, 30 November 2015


With the polka dot cardigan, I am on my second skein of yarn.  Still I have some way to go. It felt very strange knitting with 100% cotton, but I love the colours.

I finished the beret or hat pattern on Saturday 28th November, now I am working on the neck warmer and I will finish that very soon, looking forward to giving it to Ayodele.  She thinks it's for me. 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Works in progress

My works in progress.
For my daughter's Christmas present, I am crocheting a beret and neck warmer.  The pattern is called 'Winter Flower' from Drops Design from, most of all the patterns are free and the yarn which is available from, excellent quality.  The yarn that I am using is Drops Lima, made up of wool and alpaca, the colour is purple.  I bought 6 skeins of yarn, which cost me £11.94 ( postage included).

One of the ladies at my knitting group, gave me some Jaegar matchmaker merino double knit, in blue, cream and beige.  I went to Liberty and bought 1 skein of Rowan super fine merino double knit in claret, cost £5.75+, so I decided to knit a tam from Juniper Moon Farm patterns.  The patterns are available from, or if you google Juniper Moon Farm patterns, you will come with other online suppliers.  The pattern comes with matching mittens. I may knit them, I am not sure at the moment.

My polka dot cardigan, I have been knitting in the round or on circular needles, the colour is electric blue and it is a vibrant blue, the yarn is 100% cotton, by Scheepjes, the polka dots will be done in white, pink and lilac. It felt very strange knitting in cotton, your fingers do get use to it. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Received my order

I received my yarn from Wool warehouse today, the colours are very vivid.  The yarn is Scheepjes Catona,  It is 100% mercerized cotton and it is  4 ply.

The way, I plan to knit this cardigan, knit using circular needles. Put a stitch marker between the right front and the end of the right front, stitch marker for the section which will be knitted as a steek, a stitch marker for the left front to the end of the left front and stitch markers for the back. Also put stitch marker for the different sections of the pattern, so that the polka dots will be balanced throughout the cardigan.