Love a splash of daffodil yellow at this time of year. Thought I'd be kind and share!
Some knitting has been going on! Spurred on by the fairly rapid completion of my first pair of socks of the year, I seem to be in the zone. I cast on this sweater at the beginning of last week. The yarn and pattern book have been sitting around since last summer, since I spent the birthday voucher from two of my children, in the local yarn store.
My choice was limited really, but after a couple of visits to try and find something I liked, I ended up with some Debbie Bliss 'fine donegal' and the pattern book to go with it. I'm making a sweater for myself, which means I need to 'keep at it', or it has every chance of remaining in the unfinished stage of it's life for ever! The pattern is 'Guernsey'. The yarn is pretty although I have to say, I'm not a massive fan of the thick and thin nature of these tweedy yarns. I like the way it's knitting up and the little splashes of colour from the tweedy nubbs.
As though one pair of socks and a sweater were not enough stitches to be contending with, I have been seduced by this little beauty. I just love the softness of the pretty stripes. I cast on on the spur of the moment, with the intention off these being my 'car journey' socks for the half-term holiday coming up soon, but before I knew it, I had been carried away by the addictive and mesmerising effect of this pretty yarn.
I really need to get a grip though, as a pretty high mountain of schoolwork lays in wait; its demands for attention becoming more and more unsubtle.
Our sunny stroll through the park offered hopeful signs that Spring is definitely on her way....
We've had a pretty busy weekend. After a trip to theatre on Friday evening to see the Richard Alston dance company, last evening saw us at Mr Snoops' Bridge Club Quiz and Chines evening. We had fun and also came home with a couple of raffle prizes; these freshly laid eggs being one of them. They have been swiftly pickled this afternoon. I do love a good pickled egg!