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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Friday 28 January 2022

Red Jumper for a Little Girl

I hope you are well today?  We are almost done with January already, time flies when you are kept busy.

I have a stunning scarlet coloured jumper to share with you.  I made it almost a year ago in order to keep my young niece warm.  Apologies for the photograph, the flash must have bounced back off the yarn - I think we established some time ago that I am a rubbish photographer.

The pattern is Stylecraft 4910, made in fabulous King Cole Cherish Double Knit.

Take care.


Monday 24 January 2022

Lilac and Lemon Speckled Cardigan

How are you today?  I hope you are well and full of get up and go.

I have another cardigan made in King Cole Cherish Double Knit to show you today.  The yarn has a lilac, lime and blue fleck on a white background, 

You cannot see the yarn very clearly in this photograph, so I also took one in close-up.

The pattern is Stylecraft 4909.

Have a good day.


Friday 21 January 2022

Navy Blue Sparkles

As most of you know, I do a lot of my knitting for my young niece, I have been knitting for her since before she was born.  After almost two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions it has been a while since I last saw her.  She may have trouble remembering what I look like but she instantly knows that I am 'the auntie who knits her cardigans'.  

This 'V' necked cardigan with pockets is her current favourite, she loves all of the sparkle, apparently it makes her feel like a princess.  She likes the red one with the sparkle but this one is better.

Sadly, it is very difficult to show just how sparkly this yarn is and it is very soft, not at all scratchy.  I have tried to give you a better idea in this close-up.

This cardigan is made in King Cole Glitz Double Knit and the patter is my old favourite - Stylecraft 4909.

Take care.


Monday 17 January 2022

Brown Stripes with a Big Fluffy Pom-Poms

I'm back again this morning to share, you've guessed it, another colour changing jumper.  I apologise for all of the knitting posts at the moment but I did warn you that last summer I had spent a lot of my time knitting.

This is another of those glorious King Cole Cherish Double Knit yarns, made up in a Stylecraft pattern - number 4910.

I had some of the yarn left over so I made him a bobble hat to go with his jumper.  The pattern is another one of my anonymous Ebay purchases.

I hope you are having a really good day.  Thank you for stopping by.


Friday 14 January 2022

Jumper for a Toddler

I think it is even colder today, everything will seem so much better when the Spring arrives.  

With this post there are two things I am willing to predict, one, you are thinking not another jumper and, two, she seems addicted to those multi coloured yarns.  And you would be right on both counts.

This colour changing yarn knits up in stripes rather than the speckle I showed you at the beginning of this week.  Both styles of yarn are King Cole Cherish Double Knit.  The pattern for the jumper is one of my favourite ones - Stylecraft 4910.

That's it for this post.  Thank you for visiting, why not leave a comment and let me know you stopped by and tell me what you have been doing today?

Take care and stay warm.


Monday 10 January 2022

Grey and Brown Speck Cardigan

I apologise it the photograph of this speckled cardigan makes your eyes go a little funny; I know it has that effect on me!

I made this cardigan for my 2 year old nephew.  I love using this yard and the patterns it creates and it also knits up lovely and chunky.

You can get a better idea with this close-up.

This cardigan is made in King Cole Cherish Double Knit and the pattern Stylecraft 4909.

Take care.


Wednesday 5 January 2022

Back to School

It is back to school today for my 5 year old niece and it is cold out there.  I have made her some new cardigans and a jumper in her school uniform colours, I think she is going to need them this week.

They are made in King Cole Cherish Double Knit and the patterns are Stylecraft 4909 and Stylecraft 4910.

Round Necked Jumper

'V' Necked Cardigan

Round Necked Cardigan

I hope you have a good day, stay warm.


Saturday 1 January 2022

Happy New Year

I am not posting anything new today, I just logged on to wish you all a very happy 2022 and to thank you for all of your support and encouragement this past year.

Here is a selections of just a few of my knitted friends - some you have already met and one or two are still waiting to be posted.  We are joining together to wish you, and all of your love ones, a very happy New Year and we hope that it is a healthy and happy time for you.

Looking forward to seeing more of your stunning cards and craft projects this year, keep them coming.

Stay safe.