Sunday, 25 April 2010

A little bit about not much!

Hello there! Hope you've had a good week. Not much to report on the knitting/crochet front this week. I've been so tired in the evenings that I've barely managed a couple of rows before I've fallen asleep! I'm hoping for better progress this week. I'm three quarters done now on the ripple scarf, and it's looking good. Just one more set of yarn repeats to go. It's just as well that I did start again, as I'd never have had enough yarn to finish the wide version.

an even smaller ripple WIP

I've done three pattern repeats on Monkey socks, so there's still a way to go on the second one. Not that I'll be needing to wear the socks for a few months (I hope) because for the first time this year, my feet 'got out'! I'm modelling my particularly scruffy garden sandals!

get your feet out! (1)

Mr JK was busy in the garden all day yesterday, potting on lots of veggie plants - swede, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, aubergine, celery to name but a few. The greenhouse is full to bursting, as it's still a bit soon to plant them out. The tomatoes are going great guns too. Can't wait to make tomato salad with the first pickings.

greenhouse getting ready

Despite all the activity in the greenhouse, he found time to fix this sign onto the shed. No comment!

hmmm - no comment!

Henrycat came and lazed on the table, soaking up the sunshine. I can't believe he will be 15 in four months time. He still chases around like a kitten at times!

Henry relaxes

The tulips finally opened and they were pink! We couldn't remember what colour we'd planted!

tulips (1)

I gave myself a little yarny pick-me-up this week. I'd seen some Colinette Jitterbug mini-skeins on Alexandra's blog, and so I popped over to Colinette, just to have a look (as you do!) and before I knew it, I'd somehow managed to order two Colinette Jitterbug Creative packs! Thirty two yummy little skeins of squishy, colourful perfection. They are destined for my sock yarn blankie.

Colinette Jitterbug blankie stash 003

It's pot luck what colours you get, so I was pretty thrilled with my selection. Now that I've got all this yarn, it's about time I knitted some of it into my blankie! Mr JK and I are off to Cornwall at half term, and I think that the sock yarn blankie is going to be going too! Have a good week.


melissa said...

henrycat is gorgeous! as are the tulips and your new mini skeins!
your scarf is coming along just gorgeously!

snoopydog said...

Hello there! I've just spent some money at Colinette!!!!!!!!! Lovely colours... I just HAD to buy some! Produce looks as though it's all coming well. Tell Mr J not to stash too many beers in his 'beer garden'! Have a good week. XX

knitting said...

what a beautiful kitty! and man am i drooling over your miniskeins! wow! your scarf looks lovely- beautiful work!

Northern Monkey said...

Oooh the mini skeins look very yummy, I have two of those colourways and possibly a third but not entirely sure.

Jenny said...

Lots of lovely things to look at there, I particularly like your tomatoes, your feet enjoying their freedom, the almost finished scarf but best of all the grey boy, he is lovely. I'm also pleased to hear you are (inadvertently) buying yarn, excellent work.

Marie-Jolie (Marie Greene) said...

Love the scrubby garden sandals! Also, I was just thinking of you yesterday as I looked at the fun bright yarn you sent me for the contest a few months ago. Thinking I might be knitting it up soon! :)