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!

18 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

Good luck.Hope you get it finished in time.What is the pattern?I shall be poised,finger ready,at 7pm to try and get some Erin Sock Yarn!

josiekitten said...

Keep at it and I'm sure you'll get it finished in time! Mine is growing slowly, but not fast enough for my liking. I'm hoping to have something blogworthy to show next week! Your Posh purchase looks rather nice!

Sarah said...

Oh you're scaring me now! I hate that feeling of panic that I may have left something that bit too late! I am sure you will do it though. Just knit faster!

Kathy said...

Good luck with your knitting ... my goodness, you've set yourself quite a challenge!
xxx

Lynne said...

Your shawl is looking great so far, I really hope you get if finished in time. And the new yarn is gorgeous, the colours are so subtle. Good luck!!! :)

Teje said...

You can do it, Ros! It's going to be adorable!
I'm so happy to hear that have enjoyed wonderful weather - here it's the opposite (storm, rain, wind)!
Have a lovely week and give hugs to Oscar! x Teje

AnnaPrasad said...

It looks gorgeous so far. The date is fast approaching, I bet you're excited. Have a lovely week! Anna

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

That shawl will be beautiful and done on time... there's nothing quite like a Mother's determination.
I love the pale pink hyacinths... my favourite colour.
Have a great week.
Susan x

kate said...

You're ahead of us in the spring flowers, I'm still relying on my crocuses for colour!

Fingers crossed that you can find lots of knitting time in the next couple of weeks!!

Helsie said...

Get moving girl, that shawl is going to be lovely!
Cheers

Kat Jorgensen said...

Ros, you're making progress on your shawl. Slow and steady. You'll make your deadline and it is beautiful!

The Posh yarn is truly yummy. Great score! Have a wonderful week.

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your shawl is going to be so beautiful!
I can't wait to put my nose into a hyacinth!

Tracy said...

Oh, the blue stole is shaping up so lovely, Ros... that blue is scrumptious! And such pretty new yarn too... that silvery blue is so elegant. BEAUTIFUL spring blooms. Our crocuses are finally emerging after their winter sleep--very exciting to have a hint of spring at last! :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

Wyatt said...

We see sunshine and flowers at your place...happy, happy!

Wyatt

Jennyff said...

Oh the pressure, no chance of putting the wedding back, no I thought not. I do hope you get it finished, it does look gorgeous.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

I love your flower pictures and I have the same flowers in my flat to enjoy the first signs of spring. Good luck with your stole! I am sure you will manage to finish it in time!
Yours, Julia

Kathy said...

Oh, I have my elves fully involved in helping me finish my mother's birthday shawl by 23 March. Once completed, I will direct them to refocus their evening efforts at your abode! Knit like the wind!

melissa said...

you can do it!!
i hope you have many more sunny days so you can continue to work on the shawl outside!