Good evening! Yes, we are back home and it's down to earth with a bang, as it's back to school tomorrow! We have had a truly amazing couple of weeks and my head is still crammed full of wedding festivities. Surprisingly, we still have some of the beautiful flowers alive and kicking, although I fear, not for too much longer.
We drove up to Pickering for the second week of the holidays and enjoyed a very relaxing few days, walking Oscar in Dalby Forest or on one of the many local beaches, enjoying good pup grub and some tasty real ale. All in all, it was a fabulous two weeks. Many, many precious memories have been safely stored away.
I didn't really pick up any knitting until we arrived in Pickering and even then, my head just needed a pretty mindless project that would almost knit itself on autopilot. I had just the thing! Little Sophie's jumper, knit in Wendy 'Happy' was just what I needed and once I got going, it was done in no time.
The pattern is a Wendy pattern and is brilliantly written and extremely simple. The little button bands are knitted on after..........
................ as is the roll neck.
'Happy' is a 75% bamboo and 25% nylon blend. It's supersoft and beautifully light; just right for a toddler's spring or summer sweater.
............. a few more rows on my 'Roger Socks'................
............... and started another shawl. This one is for my newly married elder daughter. She decided against a wedding shawl, but fell in love with mine!!!!! So, off we go on Lucy's 'Wedding Memories Shawl'. I'm using the Rowan 2ply lace again in this gorgeous deep purple. It's an 80% alpacca and 20% merino mix and is a really lovely yarn to work with being warm and soft and flattering to the pattern.
So, now I've delayed for the entire day I think I really must say goodbye and check out what I need to be doing at school tomorrow. I feel as though I've been away for months, not just two weeks. I'll soon be back in the swing of things I expect, and it's really not th\t long until the next hols!!!!
Have a good week everyone.