It’s finished! I’ve really finished my jumper, and I’m wearing it as I type!
Thus ends the tale of my prototype DROPS Design Ginny Jumper which is long enough to be a Scandinavian saga.
I’m excited to launch something very different today – a crochet pattern for a tree skirt and matching mandala!
These days a lot of us use a twig tree to decorate throughout the year – it’s a lovely way to reflect the changing seasons. It occurred to me that whilst I have lots of decorations to fill the branches of my tree, the base was a little, well, boring – a missed opportunity!
Well, the sleeves are now set in! It almost looks like a jumper now, there’s just the collar to tackle, but I’m waiting for a quiet, childless moment when I don’t have anything else to do (!) to pick up the large number of stitches required around the neck opening without loosing count.
Today I’m revealing a new crochet pattern for these very pleasing inter-linked rings, and in addition to just the pattern, I have also created a complete kit to make it super-easy for you to run these up.
Scroll down for the pattern links and a launch discount!
I always knew the world wasn’t perfect, there was much still to fight for, but I didn’t think we would actually start going backwards towards more intolerance, more inequality, less acceptance of scientific fact.
Time for a quick update on progress with my jumper!
I’m knitting a jumper from the DROPS Design Ginny pattern and I’m now on Round 77, which considering the last few weeks are the busiest of the year for me, counts as formidable progress.
We’re doing something extra every day after opening our Advent calendar window this year. We’re putting an item of food into a box for our local food bank, and then at Christmas we’ll take the whole box along to our local food bank in Horsham to donate it.
More new additions to my shop this week! These little trees are now rivalling my pinecones as my favourite things to make. It’s far too early for real Christmas trees (we’re a week-before-Christmas family) but I’ve had such a lot of fun decorating these tiny treasures.