to make one for myself!
I took a long time getting the colours 'just right'!
Hubbie says that
it looks like strawberries and cream...!
I am so grateful to Attic 24
for yet another great pattern....
I have just 2 more rows and the finishing off and edging to do and it will be 'done'...
Why haven't I finished it??
I came across this pattern in my folder
and loved the colours
and wavy effect
so I downed crochet hook,.....
.....ordered the wool..... and started on it....
I knitted the front and started on the sleeves
but I just couldn't 'see' the pattern
the increases on the sleeves became a nightmare!
I've knitted plenty of Aran
and fairisle in my time
but I could not get this pattern into my brain...
I took it all out and
started on the plain version of it
I love the colour
(the wool is Sirdar Escape)
but am so disappointed
that I haven't managed the fancier pattern!!
I can't say that I am as keen to knit it
as I would have been...
.....when I came across this pattern for a shawl...
Wingspan (byMaylin Tricoterie Designs)
I knew my Mother would love it!!
.....I downed knitting needles.....
Manos Del Uruguay wool....
.....picked up a circular needle ...
and started on it!!
The picture at the very top is when it was blocked.
I went to see my mother last weekend
she loved it!!
My brother is taking her on a surprise holiday
I can't tell you or
he'd have to cut my tongue out!!
I'll tell you on my next post..!
I should be OK then!!
But she intends to pack it as she's so delighted!
I've finished the shawl
I suppose I shall have to go back to finishing off
and the blue jumper
I've just seen a pattern for a lovely shawl
to crochet for myself....
What do you think??
Should I do the finishing off.....
or start the shawl??
Today's our 47th Wedding Anniversary
This was us celebrating 2 years ago.
Tonight we are
taking our son and daughter...who live locally..
...and grandchildren of course..
out for a meal
at one of the local child-friendly restaurants!
A couple of weeks ago
I realised that I had passed my first blog birthday!
I can't believe that it's over a year
since I started last March!!
in my next post (hopefully at the weekend!)
I am going to have a small give away
as a big thank you to all you blog friends.....
who have supported me so lovingly
over this last year!
I saw this quote in a book recently....
"Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
Not much more to be said...