Anyway, moving on, so to speak! Thank you for all your wonderful words of wisdom, I loved reading them...
I bought this artisan wool seven years ago, when I had maternity money swimming around in my bank account; it was expensive. Seven years ago my lovely auntie knit it into this gorgeous poncho for Big Sis. She wore it lots and people always commented on it. Little M has had her wear out of it too. It turned up in this summer's clear out as an item that no longer fits anyone.
Yep, that is what I did to it. Moving on is good remember. I frogged it to use the yarn again. It was hard to do because I did not realise it was made in four quarters so I had to find the seam yarn and snip it - a risky business - but I was lucky four times!
I made these and they were very warmly welcomed by Little M...
...and in keeping with my recent promise to myself to only make things that go with other things we already have, a good match with the body warmer, I thought.
The scarf is a pattern I found on ravelry here. It is fun to make with a little ruffle on the ends that was so simple but effective. The hat is a retro rip out from a 'Womans Own' magazine from the early eighties! Where on earth did I get that from??