Sunday, 21 April 2013


It's been such a beautiful weekend here in the east. Let's hope it continues for quite a while longer.

We took a morning stroll around the lake. What a difference a little bit of sunshine makes.

Oscar was asking for a swim!

I bet the water was chilly!

Oscar didn't seem to mind though. His ball was swiftly collected and returned .......

....... ready for the next throw.

Coffee and cake followed......... and a Bonio for Oscar!

The afternoon was spent knitting in the sun. I've just completed the back of Lear. Although the four row pattern repeat involves two rows of cabling, the pattern is easy to memorise and seems to work quite quickly. It produces a lovely thick, warm fabric.

Nothing like a few Spring flowers indoors, either, to keep that spring in your step!


busybusybeejay said...

Some sunshine makes all the difference.We had a sunny Saturday but not as good today.

josiekitten said...

We have been enjoying the sunshine this weekend too. Have the perfect knitting spot outside!! Have a good week. xx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! I'm so happy to hear that you had wonderful weekend and Oscar got his swim (first?)!
Your knitting pattern is beautiful! I wonder if you need 'helping' needle for the cable because they are only for one loop.
Have a great week and give a hug to Oscar! x Teje

Kathy said...

Oscar's a very lucky boy. Inca hasn't managed a swim yet this year. We've had a little bit of brightness here, but it's still freezing.
I'm very jealous of the southern half of the country sitting out in their gardens!
Kathy xxx

Lynne said...

What lovely photos, I love the one of Oscar leaping out of the water.

bellaboo said...

Bella went to the beach yesterday,but the sea was too cold for her.Gorgeous pics of Oscar!
Glad you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine.

Bellaboo X

Helsie said...

I see there are still no leaves on the trees. They mustn't be far away now surely? At least it looks warmer.

Wyatt said...

A lovely place for a swim..Go Oscar GO!


Mitch and Molly said...

You are such a handsome boy, Oscar!
Love the beautiful daffies!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Tracy said...

These outdoor scenes and sun has been sooo refreshing,! It feels like spring has forgotten us here in the far north, and winter very much still with us yet...*sigh*... LOVELY knitting in progress--just love that heathery-colored wool. So sweet to see Oscar--his first swim this season?! Happy Days ((HUGS))

melissa said...

oh all that green!!! it makes my heart swoon!!!
believe it or not, we're supposed to get *more* snow tonight!!
i'm going to have to live vicariously through oscar for a while, i won't be getting into any lakes up here anytime soon!!

kate said...

It really is amazing how some sunshine can improve so many things! Looks like a wonderful day.

Willow said...

Daffodils are the ultimate in spring flowers, I think. They're even more 'springy' than tulips.
Happy happy Oscar!

Mairéad said...

Oscar is such a handsome boy. We've a Lab too - the best dogs in the world.