Sunday, 18 April 2010

FUN TIMES ........

 


 Hello there! We came back from Pickering on Friday to find our Magnolia tree had begun to flower. It's so beautiful.


Can't believe it's Sunday evening again and two glorious weeks of Easter holidays have come to an end. It's back to school tomorrow :(. I've had a really lovely two weeks, pottering, knitting, crocheting, holidaying, dog walking, enjoying family, countryside, sunshine, good food and ale. Can't expect it to go on forever, but it would be nice! It's been relaxed and stress free; good for the soul!

  • So, here's the knitting........


This is the first of my 'Rainbow' socks. The yarn is leftover from the little Rainbow baby jacket. There's a link to the pattern in my last post. The Trekking XXL yarn is gorgeous to work with and the pattern very easy to memorise.


 The second sock may take a little longer to cast on and  complete as I don't have any more long car journeys planned until the summer. Captive knitting time!

'Special Baby' is due to make her appearance next month and I still have the 'Special Ripple Blanket' to complete. Sue,  from 'Mrs Twins' asked me how it was getting on, a couple of weeks ago. Well, this weekend, on return from Pickering I suddenly realised how much there still was to do! HELP! Luckily, the sun has been shining and the garden has beckoned. Jobs done, sun out, .......

  • ........ here's the crochet!


It's about two thirds complete now and then there will be all those ends to sew in. I did start off  doing them as I went along, but needless to say, it didn't last long.


I am hoping to complete it by next Sunday evening! I have to crochet at a rate of at least two stripes each evening hmmmmm!

  • Here's the countryside..... Pickering, in North Yorkshire...


We visited Castle Howard and spent the day in the beautiful grounds.


Oscar had a great time too....


In fact, it's been a really, really lovely two weeks. Not long until the summer!

Let's hope for a sunny week :)

18 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love the pictures - especially Oscar with his butt in the Aire! haha

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kate said...

You've been busy!

Lovely photos of the castle, country-side and Oscar. Good luck on the blanket!

melissa said...

oh wow! your ripple blanket is looking so wonderful!
love the sheep photos, and of course mr. oscar looks as sweet as ever!!

Wyatt said...

Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!
Wyatt

Maria said...

What a wonderful blanket for the soon to come out baby.
Loving the photos

josiekitten said...

Love the rainbow sock! It's very summery looking! And I can't believe how big the ripple blankie is now. It's going to be an heirloom! Lucky baby! xxx

Karin said...

Wow, you had a wonderful time.
Keep that feeling with you!
Great pictures, I enjoyed your post!

~X~ Karin

Tracy said...

Springtime beauty, Oscar, knitting & crochet... this is just about the most perfect post, Ros! Such wonderful photos... Happy Week ((HUGS))

A Country Girl said...

Lovely photos!
I have ambitions to crochet a ripple blanket - yours is lovely.

rubyslippers64 said...

Snoopydog, your magnolia tree looks magnificent. Mine only has 5 flowers:( Not sure what is wrong with it. Enjoy the summer term at school. I go back on Thursday.

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Your magnolia is huge! It's looks lovely. Love the socks and the blanket too. Good luck with finishing them.

Kathy said...

Glad to see you've had such a good holiday. Oscar is so cute - as usual.I see he's a water baby! We can't keep Inca out of water - lakes, rivers, streams, muddy puddles - she seeks them out!

These two weeks have been fantastic here too - and I'm feeling very wistful about being back at work!
Actually, I don't mind it too much when I'm there - I do quite enjoy being in the classroom - there's never a dull moment ... but I really, really love being at home!
Still, only six weeks till half term!!!!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be on an endless holiday... imagine all the knitting and crochet one could accomplish.
I think Oscar would agree, but then life for him is a holiday.
Love the magnolia tree, they are heavenly.
Enjoy the week!
Susan x

FranciscoL_俊毅Swaney0806 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................

Sarah said...

Hi Ros,
I did much the same on Sunday! It is never the classroom bit I object to-just lots of the other bits! I am sure you know what I mean!
Lovely photos-particularly Oscar's mosaic! It is Tuesday already-3 more days then the weekend!

Dominique from France said...

Hello ! I am very pleased to have found your blog : a lot of knit and a labrador. Wonderfull !
I have a "chocolate" one ...

cmv said...

an explosion of spring colors everywhere! i love it all!

skippinginthemeadow said...

love love love all these photographs, the birdie one is a very beautiful capture.
love the ripples too :o)