This was supposed to be a "quick" update today. I'd uploaded my photos via the desk top earlier (for some reason I'm never that successful doing that on the iPad) and then planned to write my post sitting in the garden with my morning coffee. Unfortunately the person responsible for my broadband had most probably had the same idea and headed off into the sunshine leaving my broadband to flounder as it has been intermittent for the last hour or two.
However now that is working and I'm sitting under my gazebo with my iPad enjoying the most glorious hot sunny day I will get cracking with my post.
It all started with one ball of Debbie Bliss cash merino in brown that I found in my stash and this pattern. I only needed one more ball of a contrasting colour and I could knit this little cardigan for baby Alfred. Off I went to my local shop in the town to find that they have stopped selling Debbie Bliss yarn but fortunately they had a couple of balls left over, in these two shades of green. This has resulted in my one ball of brown returning to my stash for another day.
The pattern in the book is shown for a little girl but I will be swapping over the button edge and I want to crochet his initials in the contrasting colour to stitch on the front. I think that'll look good.
I'm also nearing completition this cushion for Kate which will match her pouffe. Like the pouffe this is also knitted in Drops Polaris but unfortunately I have run out of yarn, needing two more balls. I've been trying to get the same dye lot but to no avail so I've taken a chance, ordered from a different dye lot and hope when it's knitted up it'll be ok.
Enjoy your day, I'm going to spend the rest of mine, quickly finishing the ironing and then heading back outside with some stitching, I need to create the face for Jessica's doll that I am making. If all goes well you may see a picture of that very soon.