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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Friday 27 December 2019

Christmas Cardigans

How was your Christmas?  Were you on Santa's 'nice' list?  I hope you had a lovely time.

As you have probably worked out from all of my talk over the past few weeks, I have two nieces, one has two girls and the other a boy and a girl.  For Christmas I made new matching knitted cardigans for the young sisters.  They are made of royal blue chunky knit and I used a Hayfield pattern number 2415.  This yarn really does knit up thick and the cardigans are more like jackets.

The girls may not be twins but they are very similar in size and, as the cardigans are the same size, I made one with a 'V' neck and the other with a round neck (so their mum can work out which belongs to which of her girls).

I managed to get some lovely matching 'leather look' buttons, which are in keeping with that chunky look.



  1. Beautiful cardigans Dionne and love the buttons.Hope you enjoyed the day we saw all our family and grandchildren so quite happy.Hope you managed to get your tree up lol
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol. I got there in the end and was ready for the big day when it arrived. There are just the two of us, so we had a couple of quiet, relaxing days. To be honest it was just what hubby needed because he is still under the weather.

      It sounds like your bugs did not manage to spoil your Christmas, I am pleased.

      Dionne xx


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