Hello there! Just feast your eyes on all those amazing colours. Oh my! Well, what a busy week it's been again. I always forget how much there is to get done at the end of a school year. Slowly but surely things are being ticked off and the count down to the summer hols is well and truly underway. Ten more school day 'get ups' then FREEDOM! Just look at those colours!
I have been an extremely lucky Snoopydog. My family and friends certainly didn't forget the woolly birthday goodies! What a fantastic array of colours! The gorgeous 'Laughing Yaffle' sock skein and Wendy Johnson's new sock book were gifts from the younger Miss Snoopydog, whilst the rest were the amazingly generous contents of my birthday parcel, from my great pal Josiekitten. Wasn't I one lucky Snoopydog! There were lots of sock yarn blankie skeins and mini-balls, a fabulous sock skein from the 'Knitting Goddess', the brilliant 'Crochet Borders' book by Edie Eckman and the most beautiful, droolworthy, scrumptious alpacca, specially ferried all the way from 'La Droguerie' in France. I can't thank you enough! I still haven't stopped fondling!
Oh and this beautiful little 'buttons' jug that I had seen on Ozzy Blackbeard's blog a while back. Such a pretty design and lovely colours! It's destined to hold my short needles.
Well, amidst all the birthday excitement and school busy...ness, I have managed to finish two projects. 'HOORAY!' I hear you shout. Are you ready? Well here they are.....
This is the little cardi for Sophie that I began on the journey home last week. Such a quick and easy knit, using only two 50g balls of 'Sublime'. There's enough left for a hat and baby socks too! Do you like the colour?
This little bag was started three or four week ago and although I quickly crocheted all the squares, I couldn't sum up the enthusiasm to put it all together. Now that I have, I'm glad I persevered. It was extremely easy to crochet together and then edge with double crochet, just to finish it off. I know it really needs a lining now, but I'm not too sure how to go about it. I think I'll wait for Josiekitten to do hers and then 'crib' her instructions when we next meet up! I wasn't sure about the colour, but I've decided it's good to try out colours that would not be a natural first choice, because now it's done..... I quite like it!
We've had a lovely weekend, enjoying the sunshine and the 'outdoors'. Josiekitten came to visit yesterday, bringing my lovely parcel. We always enjoy a good 'woolly' chat when we get together and had the added excitement of finalising plans for our trip to 'Knit Nation' later in the month.
As the heat of the very hot sun lessened a little in the late afternoon, we decided on a trip to Aldeburgh, just across the border in the Suffolk. It's one of our most favourite places..... by the sea, traditional and unspoilt. Today the wide, deep blue sky really did go on forever. The fish and chip shop sells, what we consider to be, the best fish and chips on the planet...... unless, of course, you know better! Fish and chips in their wrapping paper, eaten in the fresh air, to the accompaniment of seagull cries...... wow! A real treat! Oscar had his supper 'al freso' too! It was his first visit and he just loved the sea. He gave us the 'paws up'! I think it might be his favourite place too, now!
It does sound like a really successful week has just been and gone. Well, it has....... except for one slight hitch. This leather doorstop was a birthday gift from one of my friends.
This is what was left on Wednesday evening.....
Oscar was 'in the doghouse'!!!!!!!!! Not for too long though. My friend saw the funny side and I bought a replacement.
That's about it from Snoopydog's world this week. Just let me leave you this pic of the gorgeous alpacca from 'La Droguerie'. What beautiful colours! Sorry, you can only look. Believe me, if I could let you feel too, I would. ENJOY! See you next week.