Sunday, 1 May 2011


Hello there! Happy Sunday! Just a quick post today, as we are away with our family for the holiday weekend. I thought I just call in to 'catch up'. As you can see from the photo above, I have started another new project! In fact I have two new ones on the go, but the other is not quite so colourful, so it can wait until completion. I just happened to be flicking through my baby pattern books last Sunday afternoon, when I came across a really pretty little jumper that would use up some of my stash yarn, the 'Margot' jumper. As you can see from the label on the green yarn, these balls (and quite a few more!) were purchased for a mere £1.20 a ball in a John Lewis sale last summer. I love knitting with Rowan 'milk cotton'. It's really soft and gives great stitch definition. I think it must have taken me about forty minutes to make my final colour selection!!!!! This is how it's looking so far.....

There is a little crocheting detail to add across the front, back and arms. I haven't really touched any of this kind of colour work for a while, because I just hate sewing in all the ends, but just once in a while is bearable.

The last week has been a strange one with weddings and plans to be made. As I sat knitting last Sunday afternoon, I took an exciting phone call from my eldest daughter, who was holidaying with her boyfriend on a small island off the coast of Ireland. They have just announced their engagement! HOORAY! We are so happy for them both. They met at university and have been together for eight years now. It's another lovely, family event to look forward too, as plans are put into motion for a late Spring or early Summer wedding, next year.

The very short, three-day school week, ended with an exciting day of pre Royal Wedding preparations and celebrations. The children had a special Royal Wedding 'street party' school lunch, followed by an afternoon of 'making'. We made flags and commemorative plates to take home. Everyone had great fun!

Sorry, but I'm being called to go. Sophie has just woken up from her nap and we are off out for a spot of lunch, followed by a stroll around Chorlton water park with the dogs. Here they are chilling in the sun..... twenty minutes ago.

 The parks around here are ablaze with rhodedendrons in bloom. They are just beautiful!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the sunshine!


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i L❤ve the plates :o)

have been wondering about that milk cotton, now i can see it is very pretty indeed, at least in your hands. Your work as always is lovely.

Oscar as always steals the show ;o) although this time he is sharing the limelight with another gorgeous doggy.

lovely lovely photos, i always enjoy your posts immensely. much better than any magazines i bought. i truly mean that.

wishing you and yours a happy and magical month of May

warmest hugs and lots of enthusiastic and sloppy kisses from Lily too xxx


melissa said...

enjoy your holiday weekend - and the wedding planning, what fun!!

love that first picture, the colors are gorgeous!!

kate said...

The little cardigan will be so sweet, great colour choices.

Enjoy the wedding planning, and the lovely spring you seem to be having!

Country Girl said...

My school had very similar activities to yours ands we also made four tier cake!
What lovely yarn and an amazing bargain too.

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

The little cardigan is gorgeous, and the colours are beautiful. And what lovely news about the engagement, congrats to all, and happy wedding planning. :)

Teje said...

Hello Ros and Oscar! Your new knitting is really beautiful! I love Rowan's yarns and patterns (I should find one my old old book). You chose perfect colours!
How nice for Oscar to have a good friend visiting!
Have a lovely May! xxx Teje

Sarah said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

Lyn said...

Such lovely knitting, so very neat!!
Congrats to your daughter and we look forward to hearing all about the plans!

Maggie and Mitch said...

The little jumper is just gorgeous! Love the colors!

Sue said...

What a pretty little pattern to use up some stash yarn. I think it will be worth all the weaving in of ends too.

Squirrel said...

Loving the little cardi. I agree the milk cotton is lovely to knit with-I must admit though I do feel very jealous that you only paid £1.20 a ball, what a bargain.

Wonderful news about your daughter, congratulations to you all. I hope you enjoy the wedding planning. Have a lovely week. Squirrel xx

Tracy said...

Such a HAPPY post, Ros! LOVE those Wedding plates--such fun! I'm still basking in the glow of all the Royal Wedding was fabulous! *SWOON*... The baby jacket in progress has such a delicate sweet pattern, and must say I love all those colors together you've chosen! Oscar...what a love. Best of all CONGRATS to your daughter--very exciting wit all the wedding plans! Keep us posted! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Anna said...

I love those colours...I might just have to get some of that yarn as well...gorgeous!

josiekitten said...

Hope you had a lovely, chilled out weekend! xxx

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

Those jumper colours are gorgeous, as is the rhodi.
The lads look so content.
Having been without power for a wee bit I am now just catching up on visiting.
Hope you're enjoying your week.
Susan x

The Garden Bell said...

I think you knit as fast as I crochet... isn't it fun to see the other side.... Great pics.

bellaboo said...

Congratulations to your exciting! Can't believe how much knitting you do, you must be a super fast knitter!
We had rain overnight here..and I left the newly washed chair covers on the line! :0(