Tuesday, 24 February 2009

HALF-TERM BEEN AND GONE...


It seems ages since I last posted, but life has taken over. The last week of school before the holiday was very hectic with far too many deadlines. Mr Snoopydog and I decided to have a few nights away in Pickering, one of our favourite haunts in North Yorkshire. We love spoiling ourselves with a short stay at the White Swan Inn. Pickering is so pretty, with the castle up on the mound and North Yorkshire steam railway. There are also loads of lovely places to visit close by and great walks up on the moors. Our son and his wife, along with Scott (my grandog), and one of our daughters and her boyfriend were going to meet us for a meal on the Saturday evening, but eventually decided to hire a cottage in the town and stay for the weekend. It was Mr Snoopydog's birthday on the Saturday and as a surprise we secretly flew our youngest daughter in from Slovakia, where she is working at present. All went to plan and Mr Snoopydog was thrilled to see her, although a little bemused when she first appeared! The sun shone and we had a fabulously relaxing few days out in the fresh air. It was great!
The trip also spurred me on to finish the Central Park Hoodie, that I had begun for my elder daughter way back before Christmas, so that I could deliver it to her. I managed to complete it just in time and was thrilled with the result. The pattern is easy to follow and accurate, although the sizing is rather small. I used Cascade 22o bought from Get Knitted. It is a well priced yarn, but lovely to knit with. The big black buttons were my daughter's choice.....I had no idea how expensive buttons are. Let's hope she doesn't loose one! She was thrilled with the hoodie and kept it on all weekend...... yes, I mean ALL weekend!




I've also managed to complete one of my February Nutkin socks. The ten row pattern is very easy to memorise and is nice and stretchy. I love the yarn! It's from Indie Dyer and the colours are fab! I need to get my skates on to finish the pair before the end of the month and will post pics when they are done.

2 comments:

josiekitten said...

Love the Cental Park Hoodie - am going to put it on my 'to do' list, although that might mean I have to buy some yarn!!! It's all your fault!

Jenny said...

Glad you enjoyed Pickering, its a lovely little market town and the surrounding area is beautiful (I'm biased I come from nearby). And cor blimey you've been busy knitting some beautiful things.