It’s Finished!! Despite the animals…..

Well, I never thought for one minute that some of my Mum’s 40 year old wool would get used up but the reality is I have enjoyed making this.

Of course Max thought it was a huge game, running off with my current ball of wool and beating it up in a corner!

Even Hippie thought it was wonderful – I found all my knitting in her bed twice!!

But, I finally got it finished!

You saw the early pic:

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Where I had started to put different colours in ‘cos there was never going to be enough main colour.

It grew very quickly and soon I could see how I wanted it to look – I only followed the pattern for the size so this is true designer wear….

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And soon I was ready to sew it up, but with what? None of my needles would take the chunky wool, so it was back to Mum’s sewing box..

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Just look – a needle for all occasions!!!

Max just loved it – I’m sure he thought it was a soft new blanket just for him.

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Hippie decided just to lay on the settee and watch from a distance… if Max was involved she didn’t want to play..

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So I now have a new designer wear jumper!

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Just the thing – instead of a coat for this time of year!

Thanks Mum!

12 thoughts on “It’s Finished!! Despite the animals…..”

  1. Wow….very nice! I used to knit a while back….a very long ago while back. 🙂 The cats would often make the task near to impossible chasing the needles as they moved and messing with the yarn. The hounds were pretty non-plused about it all though except for the cats entertaining them.

    Good to see Hippie and Max of course. I have been fairly lax about my blog recently, back to school, youngest daughter moved back from London have added to my lack of time. But I am trying to get it back on track.

    Always good to see your posts and visit with you a bit.

  2. Oooh, I like it! Well done, my friend!

    Renie used to love to steal my knitting! She always looked shamefaced when I found her curled up with unravelled wool (though I never told her off, because I felt it was my fault for leaving it out) but she kept on doing it anyway! LOL!

  3. Sistertex: You are busy at the moment then – its good to have your daughter back I’m sure – thanks for stopping by!!!

    Cortes: Thank you sir!!!!

    Nick : Max is easily swayed – the rattle of a box of cat biscuits gives me a few seconds head start!!!!

    Jay: Thank you…I thought you might like it – its just that bit different.

    Strawberry Jam Anne: I really wasn’t sure that the colours would work – but I’m really pleased with it now.

    Grannymar: Thank you..It really is very warm and soft – my kind of clothing!

    Baino: Strangely enough – it was just kept in a carrier bag! I washed it today and it didn’t fall apart so I must be doing something right!

    Val – Thank you – but I don’t think the animals will get a look in – other people are placing their orders!

    Geri: It is very cosy and yes my Mum would have been so pleased to see it made up…. now I have to knit up the other things she made me promise to do!!!

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