Sunday, 11 March 2012
TIME IS RUNNING OUT.......
Good afternoon! It's been an absolutely gorgeous day here in the east of England. The sun has shone ALL day long and the Spring flowers are bursting into bloom. I made an early decision to settle down in the garden for a few hours and make the most of it.
I've been on a mission and a half all week week, as I have realised that time is fast running out, if I am to have a stole ready for my daughter's wedding. She marries on April 6th! So, you see, there is not much time. Laceweight takes forever to grow, especially when it's patterned on both right and wrong sides. I have made a massive effort to do at least a little bit every evening, in the vain hope that it will get done in time. I have to say, I'm not even halfway yet.
Lace knitting never seems to give me a very pleasurable 'feel good' experience, until it is blocked and then....WOW! I guess that's the addictive bit about lace knitting. With socks it's different; I get a rush of 'feel good' just as soon as the pattern begins to emege.
I have to say, I think this will be lovely when finished and blocked, as the pattern is rather pretty when I stretch the fabric out.
Fingers crossed that those little elves come out to help every night this week and then there may some slim chance of it being finished in time. I haven't given up hope just yet, but I will feel really sad if I don't make it!
I must show a scrummy skein that I couldn't resist last Sunday evening in the Posh Yarns 7p.m yarn rush.
It's beautiful Posh Audrey 2ply, 60% silk and 40% cashmere. It's gooorgeous!!
With a last little flourish of 'tete-a-tete' daffs, I'll say goodbye, as the younger Miss Snoops has just arrived home from a week's ski-ing and is excitedly 'talking for England'. I guess that means she had a fabulous time!!!
Have a great week everyone!