My lovely friend @MrsPanad is a music teacher from Wales who gave me loads of support when I was trying to improve my music aural skills in advance of my Grade 8 singing exam last November. She even sent me a helpful book and CDs. I’m returning them with thanks, Polly, and enclose this as a token of my extreme esteem.

Sorry its taken so long: it took weeks and weeks for the silk yarn to arrive from Knitshop just down the road from me. The daffodil trumpet came first. I couldn’t get the hang of it, even though I’ve been fine with DPKNs before, but there are so few stitches to start with and this made it incredibly fiddly. Luckily @Cellosuze suggested I used 2 of the DPKNs to start with instead of 4 and that helped immensely.

I knitted the petals in India in early March as I waited for word that our funds had been accepted and that my mother had been admitted to the care facility. The bureaucracy made it a really anxious, touch-and-go time, as you know, so I was glad of this little project to take my mind off things a bit. But it’s taken me ages to get around to sewing it up and sending it to you. Sorry about that.

Daffodil from 20 to Make: Knitted flowers by Susie Johns, Search Press 2010.

Made with Mulberry Merino Yarn 50% mulberry silk, 50% merino in shades Sun yellow, yellow from Knitshop and Rowan Handknit Cotton shade 309 Celery

On  wooden 3mm DPKN and 3mm single points.