Wednesday, 1 December 2010

These are the sample swatches for my jumpers. I am busy knitting on my machine, last week I made a sweater for my friends son, he has Downs and has shorter than normal arms, so it was good to be able to knit him a jumper that fitted!! He walked round to mine on his own to say thank you, tears in eyes on that one!!

Now I am knitting a few warm sweaters for me. They are just basic raglan round necks, with polo collars. I have a professional design programme on my computer. I feed in my measurements and the stitch and row counts then out comes a pattern. Its brilliant. Once upon a time I used to work all this out by doing the maths.

I think the ice is too bad on the roads so am giving the Contemporary Art Group a miss this month. The school bus has not run today. We are 1 1/2 miles from a salted road. Just can't afford a car accident.


  1. A stay at home day for me too - love the jumper story. So missing Contemporary Art meet up thoughx

  2. Yes I missed all the gang too!! I got another order, from the same person so jumper must be OK!!!

  3. Loving the turquoise, such a clever girl you are, you said that you knew how to use a knitting machine, I had no idea this is what you meant....I am impressed your work is amazing.

    ~ Julie

  4. Hi Julia thank you!!! Wearing the turquiose now, you can not miss me. I have an order for next year for me to design a sweater for one of my Monday coffee ladies.

    xx's Joan


Your comments are all read and appreciated. Hope you will forgive me if I miss commenting on your comment, I will be busy doing art :-) x Joan