That's how it feels at the moment. Half-term gone in a flash! As you can though, I have been a little more productive with my yarn and needles than of late. I have finally managed to complete Sophie's little Flower Girl bolero. I've made the pattern before and it works really well. The edging is knit separately, on nine stitches and is then sewn on. As long as the border is stretched to fit as you sew, all is well. The wedding flowers are in lilacs and blues, so hopefully the colour will be right.
The pattern is easy to memorise and gives a very pleasing effect. Maybe these will be my wedding weekend socks. I guess not to be worn during the ceremony though!
The wedding shawl that I began a couple of weeks ago has now been frogged, another cast on in its place and frogged, the original cast on and frogged for a second time whilst a fourth attempt now sits ready to begin, with some yarn also on its way from a Ravelry stash sale, just in case or maybe as well as!!!!!!
So, as you can see, it has not been an easy ride. I didn't feel I had time to order my preferred US yarns as there is at least one week to wait for delivery. However, I've messed around so much , chopping and changing that I may as well have gone for it in the first place. Never mind, I'm sure one or other ...... or other, or other....... will materialise in time for the big day. My latest choice sits here beside me. The pattern is the Elegance Scarf Wrap by Sharon Miller from the Rowan Lace book.
Busy, busy, busy I must be!
I had a really lovely weekend in Manchester last week, visiting Sophie ( and her mummy and daddy, of course!) and sharing in the elder Miss Snoops' Hen activities. These little beauties had appeared in the front garden whilst I'd been away. Such a wonderful sign!
We saw more this afternoon, as we took Oscar for a stroll around the water park. It was crisp and clear, but so good to see the sun.
The week has been spent relaxing, enjoying days out and catch-ups with special friends. Josiekitten came to visit on Thursday, bringing edible goodies........ yummy!
We could knit and natter for hours........ well actually, we did! We also save each other small amounts of sock yarn; food for our Sock Yarn Blankies, both of whom have retreated back into hibernation. It was great to see you, dear friend!
Oscar has been out and about too this week visiting the water park and the beach. He obviously can't take the pace though, as he spent many a dozy hour sleeping and dreaming. Bless him!
All in all, it's been a great half-term! Back to school tomorrow!