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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.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

...and then there were scarves

 Have you seen these fab scarf kits out there? Isn't this one just beautiful. I love it now its finished but, oh my word, it was difficult to complete. You're working on 3 stitches only so how difficult can that be, but the stitches are the threads of the 'material'. Well I got about half way through and dropped the stitches......couldn't fathom out how to pick them up, so had to start again.
 It looks lovely on and reminds me of a Spanish can-can skirt. Not a project I would wish to repeat except that I'd already purchased a black and white one to knit up for my step-daughter's birthday...
 This one was a little easier. This is basically 30metres of approx 5 cm ribbon with holes punched along the top edge. You knit through the holes (I used 5). It winds around on itself which can be a little annoying but is soon completed.
I gave this one to my Son's partner, she loves it.

Plenty more things have been getting made but I still can't share them with you until they are with their intended recipients.

'til next time, x


  1. I love these, especially the colours in the first one. I can't knit with ordinary yarn so I don't think I'd stand much chance with these!

    Helen x

  2. Oh my Alison love both scarves, the red and black one is like the flamenco dancers :)


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