I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m involved in amateur dramatics. I’m currently rehearsing two different shows, one a play and the other a musical. The musical is still a couple of months off, but production week for the play rapidly approaches. The set is built, props are being gathered and costumes are being found and fitted. You never quite know what delights or monstrosities are going to be assigned to you during a costume fitting, so I was pleasantly surprised to be handed this little beauty.


Not exactly my personal taste in clothing, I’ll admit, but perfectly appropriate for my 1930’s character. But mostly I was grabbed by the fact that it was knitted and had a very pretty, unusual stitch pattern. Just look!

IMAG2454I’ve not seen anything like it before. It doesn’t look hugely complicated, but as a fairly novice knitter, I couldn’t work out how it was done. I love the effect it gives. Textured, three-dimensional, without being lumpy. I guess it may just be a cable of some kind, but I don’t have enough experience to know.

I’ve now been given something different to wear, so this is no longer required, but I managed to pinch it from the wardrobe mistress for a few sneaky photos before it gets stashed back in the costome store.

I have no idea how you would go about finding a pattern for something like this, but I’d love to know if there is one out there somewhere. Please let me know if you have any ideas?

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FO: Baby Ripples

It’s taken just under a week, and it is finished!

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I don’t really like working quite so fast – I was hooking in every spare moment I could find, including finishing the edging between scenes at rehearsal last night! – but it’s such a lovely simple pattern that it was easy to do quickly. I found a little ‘hand made with love’ label that I sewed onto the bottom corner which just finished it off beautifully.

Pumpkin gave it to his teacher at the end of school today. It was rather emotional all round. I think he’s really going to miss her.