I’ve been making a conscious effort to try to slow down and calm down. A bit of a rest is really in order in our household and its such a luxury to snuggle up on the sofa under a blanket for a bit of lazy crafting. Ever since I was a small child I have loved knitting, in fact my main interests when I was little were reading, knitting, archaeology and natural history. I haven’t changed much, although over the past few years of having kids I haven’t had a great deal of time to knit much. In fact it was only this summer that I managed to finish a stripy cardigan I had started knitting for the eldest when he was four, it took me nearly three years!

That hasn’t stopped me coveting wool and I’m quite a fan of Rowan Wool in particular. I think I can probably blame this on Liberty department store as they have the most amazing selection in there and I treated myself to some Summerspun in the sale last year. Its only in the past few weeks that I’ve had the time to actually knit something with it. Now, I have to admit that I’m not entirely sure about the colour as its knitting up but the quality and feel of the wool itself is wonderful and its a real joy to work with, so I can’t wait to wear my top.

All Seasons Chunky

I’m being a bit naughty though because the Summerspun in taking a while to knit as its on small needles, so I’ve decided to make a quick knit waistcoat for little Ned from this Rowan All Seasons Chunky which I managed to pick up for a real bargain price in John Lewis. Its nice and easy and quick to knit up so I’m hoping he will have a new little waistcoat in time for Christmas.

Do you remember my crochet snowflakes? Well, I finally ironed them and I’m really pleased with how they came out.

Crochet snowflakes

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