Sunday, 19 June 2016


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.

It has an attractive Guernsey-style ribbing too. Yes, I'm enjoying this one now! Just need to get some planning done and then I should be able to manage another few cos this evening :-)

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!


josiekitten said...

Love those bands of colour on the socks. Glad Oscar enjoyed tasting the sausages!! Have a good week, not long now! xxx

Molly and Mackie said...

You are one lucky dog, Oscar! Mom says the rose is just beautiful!

Jenny said...

I'd forgotten all about that sweater, it's socks isn't it they just keep calling us.