Sorry I missed you last weekend. Life was busy and we were out and about; before I knew it the weekend had almost gone and I still had schoolwork to do. My best laid plans to post on Monday evening didn't come to fruition either, as I whiled away the evening researching holiday bits and pieces.
I celebrated yet another birthday last Tuesday, with a parsnip and coconut birthday cake made my a friend. It was delicious! I'm not going to tell you how many candles should have been on top; suffice it to say, I certainly don't feel my age!
To kick off the celebrations I had a lovely visit from my dear friend Josiekitten, who came laden with some very, very lovely and thoughtful gifts. I felt thoroughly spoilt!
As you can see, there were plenty of surprises to unwrap, including my favourite project bag to date, made by her own fair hands, which makes it even more special. I just love the cute doggie print and that beautiful yellow and white dotty lining ( she knows me very well..... I love spotty linings!). There was a skein of one of my favourite sock yarns, some super lovely gift tags, a tin of my favourite 'rings' stitch markers from FripperiesnBibelots, a beautiful kit to make my very own version of the gorgeous cushion covers that JK has been sewing up recently and that I've swooned over and a squishy cushion to cover with it! To top this magnificent array of goodies, there was a little bob containing 24 mini tied lengths of sock yarn with a card ........... A yarny 'Advent' ure to come!' Can you spot it in the photo? Well, my squeal of excitement was pretty loud! The message was pretty clear! I would be the lucky recipient of one of the 'must have', hard to get hold of, Opal Advent calendars. Twenty-four exquisite mini skeins to tempt the twitchy knitty fingers. Twenty-four unseen little windows of loveliness. I CAN'T WAIT!
I've been knocking on with my 'Guernsey' sweater. Progress is quite slow with the fine four-ply yarn, but I'm enjoying the relaxing quantities of stocking stitch that make for very therapeutic knitting after a day at school. I'm just hanging on in now for the holidays to begin!