I have managed to get a bit mo……..

I have been missing in action recently so this post was started on 23rd March and it is now 21st April.  That is almost a month away from doing blog posts. The post I was going to do was about a cardigan I was knitting for my granddaughter. I mentioned this cardigan in a previous post.I have managed to get a bit more knitting done while the Cricket Test has been on in India. (The Test finished quite some time ago. )

I have completed the body of the cardigan and I am now onto the sleeves.(That has also progressed. )

Since starting this post the cardigan is now completed and my granddaughter has been wearing it.  Onto the next project.


Cricket and craft. . . .summer is here

The first series of One Day Internationals in the cricket has just finished and we are about to embark on a Test Series with Pakistan.  I love when the cricket is on as I can justify sitting down to watch it by doing some knitting, sewing or crocheting.

While the ODIs were on I managed to complete a few items.  This cardigan is the first item.

cardiganI have knitted this pattern before. The pattern is free and you can read about the first version here.

 This one I knitted in 2012.  I didn’t end up using the bow just leaving the cardigan without fastening.

A finished piece in pink

Aran knittingLast time I mentioned this piece of knitting it was 10th February.  I am pleased to say that the work is now complete and has been given to my daughter.  I will add that it didn’t have buttons when I gave it to her as I wasn’t prepared to pay the exorbitant price asked for buttons from our local haberdashery shop.  I have a large collection of buttons but us usual I didn’t have the colour I needed.  Why are buttons so expensive to buy?  I was wishing I was in York and could visit this shop.Button shopI even went to a thrift shop thinking I could buy a garment of a similar colour and use the buttons from the garment. . . .it would have been cheaper. . . .but unfortunately there was nothing of a similar colour.  My daughter will now need to find buttons to finish off the cardigan or leave it buttonless as I don’t think she is likely to do up the buttons anyway.

pink aran cardiganMy daughter tells me the cardigan has been put to good use already.