Bobbles & Pom Poms

by petal & pins

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

I don’t have a wattle tree in my garden but  the wattle trees around my neighborhood are out in a blaze of yellow. The ‘fluffy’ flowers are a ‘sunny’ sight even if the day is not. I have an old jumper which is hand knitted in a stitch that makes little bobbles  and when I see the wattle it reminds me of this.

On my last visit to Sydney I looked through my mothers old knitting patterns and found a 50’s vintage one for a beret – I’m not a knitter so mum volunteered to have a go at making one. This morning she emailed to say it’s finished! – I just need to make and add the pompom which I’m thinking of creating in some faux fur instead of a wool.

I’m crossing my fingers it arrives in time to take away on a shack weekend  – perfect for winter beach walks. And I wonder what flowers I’ll find on the east coast of Tassie at this time of year?

PS. Thanks mum!