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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, 4 June 2014

Fit for a Prince

Good afternoon everyone. Is it me or has it turned very chilly today? So much for flaming June.

Well hopefully the above cardigan will keep my eldest Grandson warm. The pattern was an old one I borrowed from my neighbour. She knitted this for her Son who is now approaching 50!!! Although it looks like a complicated pattern it was in fact so easy and quick to knit up. I also find raglan sleeves so much easier to sew in. They always seem to sit so much neater. I also loved this shawl collar, just the thing for a growing little man. He will be 4 in a couple of weeks so this is part of his birthday parcel.

I also managed to pick him up a stripey collared t-shirt that blended just perfectly with the cardi, then 3 lightweight books finished the package. I had to think about the postage. Normally we would travel north of the border around the time of each of the grandees' birthdays, but at the moment that amount of driving for me is definitely off the agenda. Perhaps next month we may take a trip up by train.

Keep warm and fingers crossed the sun will be back out soon, x


  1. Hi,beautiful work,is for a little boy?Very nice!!!

  2. Such a lovely cardigan. I love the colour, the collar and the knit stitches. Nicely done!

  3. That cardi looks just perfect for the little man, Alison - beautifully knitted!
    Diane xx


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