Sunday, 16 January 2011
Good evening! It's so good to be back in my little peaceful corner of Blogland. The past week has been absolutely stuffed full of all the things I totally dislike doing!!!!!!! There has been very little time to partake in any of the things I DO like doing! So, today Mr Snoops, Oscar and I snatched a couple of hours of 'us' time and trundled off to 'the lake'. The day has been largely, quite dull and windy, although surprisingly mild. However, just as we arrived, the clouds began to clear and we were treated to a magical window of warmth and sunshine, for the shortest of time, before clouds rolled in again.
What do you make of the photos that I took as we enjoyed a hot chocolate outside the Visitor's Centre? These swallows are actually etched into the glass above the large sliding doors. I loved how they appeared to be soaring above us, in the clear, blue sky. Fabulous! The clear blue lasted no time at all really, but it was uplifting and magical, while it lasted.
I love these unexpected skies!
I seem to have barely touched base at all this week and knitting progress has been minimal. I started the second 'Raspberry Coulis' sock one evening, but was really too tired. I made so many silly mistakes that in the end, I pulled it all out and began again the next evening; much more successfully! I spent some time on it yesterday evening too, as our planned visit to the cinema to see 'The King's Speech' was thwarted . Not a seat to be had! Hopefully, we'll have better luck next week.
The plan for the weeek, is to finish this project and hopefully, the crocheted cushion cover too! If I successfully complete the plan...... then I will allow myself to begin the 'Gunnerside Ladies' sweater. I think I probably, rather ran out of steam a little this week too, after the mega effort of completing 'Gayle' on time.
I have got a couple of yummy skeins (or maybe three!), to show you too. Just a quick peek, you understand! I feel quite guilty that I even cast my eyes upon theses two beauties, when I already own enough sock yarn to keep me in sockes forever!!!!! But you know how it is. I bought these way back before Christmas, squirrelling them away to try and deny yet another yarn purchase. I'm feeling more brazen now though, more kind of .... 'well, that's what happened, in that small window of opprtunity that was there, when I just pressed the 'buy' button, seemingly as if by magic!' Another magic window! What can you do, except ENJOY! Do you like them?
These two are from the dyeing studio of 'old maiden aunt yarns' in Scotland. They are fabulously soft and colours to 'dye' (haha!) for. The lighter skein, is merino and bamboo and the 'midnight', a merino, cashmere and nylon mix. Josiekitten and I came across their yarns at 'Knit Nation' last year. They are well worth a look!
'Juno Fibre Arts' was another of our 'Knit Nation' favourites.
This skein, colourway 'lilac pool', is 100% superwash BFL. I just LOVE the magical colour combination. So scrummy!
Well, it's time you leave you, my friends; supper calls and I'm starving! I'll just leave you with one more touch of magic. This was the view as I arrived home from school on Friday....again, just magical!
Have a good week everyone!