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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Knitting and Crochet Update

Well I don't know. You don't hear from me for weeks and then you get 3 postings in an evening. Thought I would catch up with blogging while I was on a roll.

Here are a couple of piccies of a really pretty summer cardi I made for my grand-daughter. I was so chuffed with it.

 Even the intricate lace edging which took me a while to fathom out.

Then what happens......it barely fits her. Back to the drawing board. #2 on the needles now.

If anybody has read the plight of the little 'fish n chip' babies you will know about the little outfits knitters all over the country are making for them. Here is my first contribution. Plenty more wool lined up for future outfits.

Here is my first completed crocheted article. A 'shawlette', pattern courtesy of JoZart. I wore it today and apart from certain embellishments falling into delicate parts of my anatomy the overall feedback was postive.

A close up of the offending embellishments which are in fact buttons.
  Making use of some beautiful beads I got as a birthday pressie.

And, finally here is my finished blanket which was my first practice piece of crocheting.  I say finished, it may well grow some more rounds at a later stage.

Well that's me done for now. Hope you've enjoyed my piccies and see you soon, x


  1. Well done Alison on some great makes and i'm so pleased you are making such fabulous crochet creations! Keep swinging those tassels!
    Love jo x

  2. By you have been busy Alison, are you off card making then ?. All that is something of my past can't do it now my hands won't let me. Fab pieces

  3. How come my triangular scarf is not as open as yours? Fab makes you have - a new direction?
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. You've really been busy with all the crochet, Alison and it all looks great! I have been playing hooky with my first shawlette!
    Diane x


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