Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Love Ewe Snow Much

I picked my laptop up from the computer shop Monday evening and I was so excited to have it back but nothing is every easy, is it?  In order to get rid of the problem my laptop has been reset to factory setting and before I can start using it I need to install all of the programmes I use.  It is not going well, I was at it all day yesterday, three attempts to load ITunes and I am still getting error messages.  I am constantly hampered by Microsoft updates but I cannot find the Windows 10 upgrade.  I have not even started on the discs I need to load.

However, back to the mission, it is day 23 of my personal 'Christmas in July' challenge to share with you the clothes I have been knitting for my niece's Christmas elves.  Just three more days to go.

As with most of these elf clothes, I found a dress pattern on-line and then re-worked it to  get the pattern for the jumper.  The dress is another of Suzymarie's variations of the Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' and I used the 'Seasonal Sweaters' patterns. The original pattern was designed to fit the 'Little Cotton Rabbits' series of soft toys.

The original patterns were written for 4 ply but as the elves I have been knitting for are a little larger than the Little Cotton Rabbits I have made mine in baby soft double knit and alpaka double knit.

Suzymarie has called this design 'I Love Ewe Snow Much'.  I think it is a very pretty design but I cannot help sniggering at the name of the design.

I used the dress pattern to come up with a chart for the jumper, however I decided to have just the two sheep on the jumper.


PS Whilst I really love to read your comments, I will understand if you do not feel you have anything to say about yet another dress and jumper combo, perhaps you could just say hi to let me know that you stopped by.


  1. Awwwwwwwwww! These are fabulous. The cutest sheep, a great colour combo and the little heart is the perfect finishing touch. All fabulous details but my favourite is the snow capped fence. I think I like the dress best if all because I love the effect of lots of sheep. That said, if I were in a shop I would probably buy both! Xx

    1. Definitely one of my favourites but a b***** to knit, all those colour changes. But I think it was worth it.

      Sadly, only a couple of days to go now 😢

      Dionne xxx


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