My Christmas Jumper!

Last year I desperately wanted to knit myself a Christmas Jumper, however I deliberated and deliberated and then it was too late!

So this year I decided I would start early and make myself a jumper ready for #xmasjumperday on the 13th December! Back in September I decided on my pattern and picked my yarn. I also attended a workshop about knitting with colour…it is a good job as I would have had no clue how to do the pattern.

After the workshop I was raring to go and set myself a target of the end of October to finish the front…well it is now November and I am almost done…with the front!

my christmas jumper

I have used a Wendy pattern, King Cole Glitz for the main jumper and white areas, Hayfield DK with wool and Sirdar Country Style Dk for the other colours. The King Cole Glitz has knitted up really well, it is very soft for an acrylic yarn.

Christmas Cake

I made my Christmas cake today!

I used the recipe from the Disney Sweets and Cakes Collection, which I have subscribed to. I love looking at all the fantastic cakes, wishing I could make them!

I soaked my fruit in Brandy overnight, so the fruit was all juicy and plump. I also added extra glacé cherries as I love them so much!

Here is the finished cake

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I am going to ‘feed’ it with brandy for a few weeks then decorate it…I haven’t decided how yet though!