Sunday, 20 March 2011
'SPRITELING' MAKES AN ENTRANCE....
Hello there! So glad to be back. The week has flown and it's been busy, busy, busy with Parent's Evenings and allsorts. So, I decided to make amends and have a relaxing weekend with the needles.Yesterday was really lovely and I even managed to sit out in the garden for a couple of hours. It's so good to hear the birdsong again and even hear the first mowing of the year, of a distant neighbour's lawn. Warmer days are definitely on their way!
Yesterday, I managed to finish the little jacket for Sophie, using the DROPS design. It takes about 150g of 4-ply sock yarn. I'm really pleased with the finished result. Do you like the cute bunny? He's a little Easter gift for Sophie, along with the jacket.
I signd up for Alice Yu's 'Spriteling Socktopus Mystery Shawl KAL' . The swatch pattern has been released this week, with the first pattern release due on April 1st. 'Spriteling is a triangular shawl taking inspiration from the woods and various lace traditions, including Shetland and Scandinavia'. You need to be an advanced intermediate knitter apparently! The pattern will be charted and written. I have to say, I prefer written to chart, but having both is always good.
The swatch was easy enough and I think I'm happy with my yarn choice, but as always, not 100% certain. I'll leave the swatch lying around for a few days, so that I can feast my eyes on it and be absolutely certain that I've made the right choice. The yarn is 100% BFL from 'Juno Fibre Arts', in the colourway, 'Lilac Pool'. I absolutely adore the colours of the yarn and it's smooth high twist feel. Just right for shawl knitting! Asti's gorgeous yarns have become firm favourites of mine. What do you think to the swatch? Will it work, or would a more solid colourway show the stitchwork off more effectively? Answers on a postcard please!
Snoopydog 365 visitor, where these photos have already appeared.
I used to love these fizzy, sherberty chews when I was a child. These were a strange gift, but will soon be gone!
My class made mini market stalls this week, ready for an exhibition in the school hall. They still have to make stall holders and the goods to be sold! Lots of cutting, sticking, painting.......... and clearing up!
Goodnight! Have a good week everyone.