It's been a busy week, but there has been a little bit off needle action. The socks are totally addictive, being stripes, as it's always a case of just finishing one colour to see what the next one is. It's a kind of secret knitting, as the colours are hidden away inside the ball of Regia 'Pairperfect' yarn. A fun knit, but I'm saving them for car journeys!
So, as another birthday looms, it seems right that I should bring this gorgeous sweater out of hibernation. The yarn was bought with a gift voucher from two of my children for my last birthday. I always seem to start sweaters with great enthusiasm, but it never lasts and before long the poor thing is thrown into the dim dark hibernation chamber.
I must say, I'm very glad to be enjoying this one again and am determined to keep going until it's done. The yarn is Debbie Bliss's 'Fine Donegal'. It's 95% wool and 5% cashmere. I love the pretty colour way, which makes up for the thick-thin nature of these tweedy yarns. The pattern is 'Guernsey', also by Debbi Bliss. The above photo is at rather a misleading angle, as it actually shows the start of the chest patterning.
This morning we wandered down into the city centre for a Sunday morning coffee and a stroll around the Food Festival. It takes place every year and includes a Norfolk's 'Best Banger' competition. You get to sample the sausage delights from eight Norfolk butchers, before selecting and submitting your chosen favourite. Of course Oscar wanted to have his say too! ;-)
I snapped this beauty as we left the house. The warm weather has brought many of our fragrant roses into bloom. The smell is simply wonderful!
That's about it for now; wishing you a good week one and all!