27 May 2014

Knitting - all in a day

Yesterday, was a public holiday.  Time to do what you want.  Unfortunately, I went down with the "family sickness bug" in the early hours of Monday morning, so spent the day on the sofa in the barn with some knitting, mint tea and dry crackers.  It was a productive knitting day.  I chose an Aran weight project which would knit up fast, though I hadn't actually expected it to be quite so quick.

We listened to Dark Fire by C J Sansom - one of the Shardlake series - very good especially when read by Anton Lesser just love his voice.

Pattern -  Ribbed Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss - link to FOC pattern.  Only modification I made was to add a buttonhole rather than use a press stud

Yarn - Kirkton House Craft - Rustic Aran - from Aldi - colourway Grape

Button - from  Granny's button tin -  I have dipped into this tin many times over the years since Peter's grandmother gave me her button tin.  The boys love going through it and finding "treasure"


  1. Why is it the colds and sickness bugs always seem to turn up on bank holidays?? Hope you're feeling better now. Your cardigan has turned out perfectly and I do like your colour choice, looks a lovely shade.

    1. Thanks Sara, feeling better now but yes very annoying that illness spoils holidays

  2. This is adorable, and will be going on my list of knits for the newest little one joining us this fall. I love that purple color! SO pretty.

  3. The colour of your jacket reminds me of black currants and looks delicious.
    Hope you're feeling better now!

  4. such a sweet sweater and love the purple!!!

  5. That sweater looks so comfy and I love the color!

  6. It's beautiful, looks very cosy and comfy :)

  7. That color is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  8. So beautiful in its simplicity. And I love that the button comes with a history. :-)


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