Rosie’s a right purler with knitted treats

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Daisy Livingston and her older sister Jasmine used to have a whale of a time modelling their mum’s knitted treats.

And now those same woolly childhood wonders have earned their mother the title of the city’s top purler.

Rosie Hall’s creative dolphin and killer whale jumpers wowed the judges during a recent knitting competition in Leeds.

Headingley-based wool store Baa Ram Ewe called on mums from across the city to enter their clever crochets and wonderful woollen creations as part of their recent competition.

Entries could be new creations or old ones pulled out from the back of the wardrobe. The only rule was they had to be knitted by the city’s mums.

The store received dozens of entries, which are now set to take pride of place in a special archive.

Rosie’s two jumpers wowed the judges, who awarded her with a special prize hamper for her efforts.

Daisy still has fond memories of wearing her mum’s crafty creations on various family outings around the scenic beaches in the west of Scotland almost a decade ago.

She said: “The killer whale doesn’t fit any more and both jumpers have a pocket on the side for a squeak.”

Katherine Johnston of Baa Ram Ewe praised the efforts of every one who entered the competition, which she said received a flood of entries after an appeal appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post

She said: “Our mum-made competition was a huge success.

“We had a wide range of creative entries which showed just how much love all our mums have put into their knitting over the years.

“Rosie was a worthy winner in the end.

“Her killer whale and dolphin jumpers were fantastic and her daughter Daisy clearly had very fond memories of them from her childhood.

“We hope Rosie enjoys the hamper of Baa Ram Ewe goodies we gave her as a prize.”

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