Finished shawl

Finally finished my shawl and just in time for my holidays just the tithing to keep out the sea breeze. The Rooster yarn is beautiful and the Jellyfish design lovely.

Although not a difficult lace pattern kits not one to do and watch the TV, at the start the long rows could take over an hour and more.

Unusually this took quite a few weeks and my husband thought it was great as for little yarn cost I was busy for ages – probably stay of the chunky yarn for a while!imageimage

Deja vu?

Warmer days, lighter evenings, knitting going a treat alls well with the world. Husband and dog happy watching the TV together good job I have my knitting! 

No F1 this weekend and flying looks problematic too so housework and more lace knitting with my lovely rooster yarn. Image

Easter Knitting

imageimageWell we still have the white stuff on the ground – excellent excuse to stay in and knit. Finished the stripey cardigan and pleased with it. It did make up very quickly so now I have a dilemma what to make next – some much to knit so little time.

I have a skein of lovely yarn to make a scarf and as its lace it may slow me down. Best bit as it needs winding into a ball I’ll have to get out my beautiful wool winder.

Ok it’s not Spring yet!

Hopes of a warm weekend dashed again, snow and wind strike again. No choice but search the cupboards for a bag of strong flour and some yeast – sure I have some somewhere. After a short search yep got all the ingredients to make Paul Hollywood”s Bloomer. Not convinced the yeast is at it’s best still 6 hours later I have a loaf, house smells great and the anticipation is building. 

Lookimg outside only thing moving is snow not seen a car or tractor for about 2 days and no Sainsburys delivery so it’s freezer pot luck with a slice of homemade bread. TV and knitting with long fire the day isn’t so bad after all – but roll on sunshine. Image

Perfect Sunday?

Despite the cold and gloomy weather the daffs are peeking out and the snowdrops are going strong, after an early start to watch the first GP pf the season a brilliant race with the perfect win for Kimi (the last few laps watched through my fingers!) we enjoyed a relaxed breakfast treat of croissants. Speed cleaning of the downstairs done sitting in front off a roaring log fire with my new knitting mag and a cuppa – Sunday heaven!Image

Finished project!

Finished project!

imageAlways love finishing a project and my Frances cardigan has kept me engrossed through the winter evenings. I love the vintage style from Susan Crawford and the yarn is wonderful – the colours are exactly right for the vintage design and so soft. The yarn is Excelana by John Arbon and I will knit more of it.

Despite starting the week thinking spring had sprung the photos of my cardigan taken today are out in cold winds and snow, will the daffs ever have enough sunshine to open.