I ordered the actual yarn from a UK distributor of Garnstudio Yarns and I am delighted with it.
I made a few adjustments as the pattern was a bit haphazard towards the end. I should have checked out the photo on the pattern but I just got carried away with my crochet and did just trebles instead of the clusters but it looks fine. I also made the hood a bit wider and used stripes on it instead of just cream. I also did a row of crab stitch all round to make a nice edging. Now I need to get some pretty buttons to finish it off. We will be seeing Imogen at the weekend so hopefully, if it fits, I will get some photos of her in it.
This is another Drops design This is for Leon, Barry’s grandson.
I used Rooster Almerino Aran, it is soo spoingy and soft…a truly beautiful yarn to work with. See those 8 rows of garter stitch? Well, it was meant to be 8 rows of stocking stitch, silly me, I should have looked at the photo instead of reading the pattern!
all the cables were done without a cable needle, I love doing cables more now, they are just so quick to do.
Leon came to lunch today with his Mummy and Tobi, they are a lovely little family and we had a lovely time. I made a roast dinner in my new oven, it worked a treat…the Lemon Surprise Pudding was just as it should be. My old oven used to burn everything…such a treat to have an oven that works!
Poor old Gethin…..but yippee for Matt! Can’t wait for the final now! I think that Alesha will win…she is a stunningly beautiful woman and an amazing dancer, poor Matt is a bag of nerves, he is only 20 years old, love him!
I’ll be watching Cranford again this evening…I absolutely love this programme, it is like an old fashioned 19th century soap opera, a masterpiece!
Back to my second Tulip cardigan…just the sleeves to go now.