Sunday, 29 March 2015


Having felt quite poorly at the beginning of February with a virus, I really thought that I would be able to avoid anything else floating around. However, on Friday with a nice weekend planned ahead it started with, a sneeze and before I knew it along came a sore throat. Funnily enough yesterday, with 3 grandchildren here to entertain I didn't have one symptom and in the evening even commented that I felt back to normal.

However this morning, I woke up to no voice and snuffles but fortunately the voice has returned and I'm hoping to start work this afternoon on a little doll for Jessica which she saw in a book that I had for Christmas. I'll post some pictures of that soon.

Since grandson Alfred arrived 2 weeks ago I have hardly knitted a stitch despite having a cushion cover on my needles that is to match this pouffe.

I am really pleased with the pouffe, knitted in Drops Polaris. It is supposed to be for the baby's nursery but as soon as Kate saw it her feet went up on it straight away and whether it's left her lounge 
yet remains to be seen.
There are 2 sizes on the Drops pattern and I made this one in the smallest size, it's ideal for a foot stool.

It was really easy to make and I would recommend the pattern, very easy to follow. It has a black lining and the filling is virtually the whole of an old double duvet. I'm thinking about making one for myself, I'll put it on my "to do" list!

Thank you for all your comments on my blog, my plan of replying to them all has slipped at present but would just like to say they're very much appreciated.


  1. Hope you're feeling back to normal soon - it's rubbish feeling rough :) The pouffe is excellent - I made one not so long ago and it is used by everyone including the cats - looks really good in the grey xx

  2. I'm sorry you've managed to pick up another bug. I love the pouffe! Do you have a pattern link?

    1. I'm having trouble adding a link but if you look on the pattern is called marshmallow pouf and the yarn Eskimo. I didn't particularly fancy working with 4 strands so went with the Polaris using only 2 strands. Hope you can find the pattern.

  3. Love the pouffe, I saw some in Next the other day, but not as nice as yours. Hope you feel fully recovered soon x

  4. Sorry you are feeling poorly, I know how that is. Finally feeling back to normal after 3 weeks. Loving the foot stool, this is on my future knits list

  5. I do hope you feel better soon ... you can't be well if you're not knitting ;)