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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Thursday 15 November 2018

Just Peachy

This adorable chunky cardigan is another of the ones I made for my niece earlier this year.  It is made of a pretty peach baby double knit yarn.  Unfortunately, it is another of my anonymous Internet purchases from ebay so I do not have any details on the pattern.

When I was a little girl, if you went to the cinema you got to see two films - usually a pretty awful B film and the main feature. During the intermission the usherettes came out with their trays of ice creams, Kia-Ora Orange Juice and sweets and, at my local cinema, a man entertained the audience playing a stunning, fully illuminated, 6 rank Compton Theatre Organ which would magically rise up out of the orchestra pit as he played some jolly tune.  I may have only been small but seeing it was such an amazing experience I shall never forget it.

(I am probably breaking all sorts of copyright rules but I had to show you a photo of our local Compton Theatre Organ, as the man played, it changed colour.  Magic!)

Now, you may be wondering why I have taken you on this trip down memory lane.  During the intermission curtains were dropped in front of the cinema screen and the pattern on this cardigan reminds me of those curtain and all the memories they evoke.

That's it for today.



  1. That pattern is absolutely gorgeous and yes I remember all that too lol
    Carol x

    1. Thank you. I loved making this cardigan but writing this post and sharing those memories was bitter sweet. My dad use to take me to the cinema, it was a special time when it was just the two of us. I was allowed one thing from the usherettes tray and, as I ate my choc ice or sucked on my orange juice staw, he would tell me about the theatre organ and we would sing the songs together (if we knew them).

      Take care Carol.

      Dionne x

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments, I hope you are well.

      Dionne x


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