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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.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Cardigans everywhere...

At last I can bring you the three most recent makes in the knitting arena. I did go a bit OTT on this one but the pattern was so easy to knit up and I just loved the hemline.
This top one is 0-6 months, ready to be sent to a friend who's got a baby due in the family.

Next up is the 2-3 years size for another friend's grand-daughter's birthday.
 Lastly, a 5-6 year size for #1 Scottish grand-daughter's birthday, although that's not til October.
This last one actually started out as a 2-3 year size!!! until I realised there was an error in the pattern. Often a problem when found in a magazine. After googling the pattern I realised the error but decided to continue with it for the October birthday.

I then set to with an alternative self-pattering yarn and made the middle one and realising I still had yarn over I made the baby one.

Of course you will remember what happened to the scraps of yarn that were left......yep, those naughty Easter chicks who invaded my Easter basket with their eggs, lol.

I hope you're all enjoying some nice weather over this Easter weekend.

Back soon with more goodies to share, x


  1. These are fabulous Alison, love the hemline, my knitting gets to a scarf and thats it :)

  2. These are absolutely adorable! I love the shape and the hemline. Very sweet. What magazine is it from?

  3. Thanks for visiting mine earlier. Really love your cardigans....fab wool colours :-)
    Annie x

  4. The more I see these cardies the more i'd like one in that yarn for me with long sleeves!
    Thanks for your comment. The Bravery Bead bags are supposed to be around 10 x 12 inches but I have made them from around 8 x 10 if I have a remnant and the unit has happily accepted any around that size. They are supposed to be lined too but I have also given them unlined and they are happy. They must have double draw strings, no longer than the bag's width for safety. It's also easier if there aren't too many the same so children can identify their own bag.
    hope you are doing well and aufwiedersehen ... I'm off to the airport in a bit!
    Jo x


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