Sunday, 23 May 2010

In the pink!

Hello there! I'm back, more or less in one piece! I had a great (if exhausting!) week away with the kids. Not much knitting time, as it's pretty much full-on all the time when you're the person in charge. Infact, the only knitting time I had was at night, sitting outside the kids' dormitories, making sure that they stayed in their rooms and (eventually) got to sleep! I've finished the first of my pink (in)sanity socks, and I have to say that I am loving the way the colours are working out. Mr JK says that they look very 'girly'!

Pink (in)sanity socks WIP (2)

I do love these self-patterning yarns. It's a real incentive to keep on knitting 'just one more round', to see what's coming next.

Pink (in)sanity socks WIP (1)

This yarn is a Lana Grossa one, and is lovely to knit with. There will no doubt be a little bit left to add to my ever increasing sock yarn blankie stash! Talking of which, I received these two little balls from Zyle over at Phoenix Knitting Forums this week. I'm hoping to have a real blitz on the blankie over half term. Mr JK and I are off to Cornwall for the week, so I thought that it would be some easy, portable knitting.

miniskeins from Zyle

Just a couple of flowery photos to finish with today - the aquilegia has started to bloom this week. It's one of my favourite flowers. I don't think this is the colour we actually planted, but from what I remember, they seem to change colour gradually over the years.

in the pink!

I spotted a flower on the oxalis plant today too! This came from a clump dug up when we sold my Mum and Dad's house a couple of years ago. It always grew outside the back door, so it's a real reminder of my childhood.

in the pink! (5)

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Norfolk, so I think I'm going to make myself a cuppa, grab some knitting and go and make the most of the rest of the day in the garden. Have a good week!


Stadtwaldvogel said...

I like your girly socks very much! The warm colors are always nice to look at.
Greetings from Julia

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Love the sock especially in the pink yarn.
The flowers are beautiful too.

snoopydog said...

Lovely girly sock! I agree, the patterning is lovely. Fabulous flower photos too! Hope you have a good week. Ros

melissa said...

glad your week went well - love the girly socks!!

Jenny said...

I think we all love the girly socks and the pink theme. I'm going to look out for that yarn it is beautiful and I can imagine how much fun it was to knit.

Permission to Unwind said...

Very pretty! Sock yarns are fun that way... like you said, it's intriguing to see what comes next!

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi...luuuuuuv the pink a real favourite of mine
ColourMart do mail all over the world but if you're in the area mail me and call for a cuppa l live 1/4 mile form ColourMart...dangerous very dangerous hehe
Have a great day
Hugs x

Lyn said...

I love the photograph of the sun through the aquilegia.

Jane@WildeThymeKnits said...

Sock is looking goood! Love all the pink flowers too. Have fun in Cornwall, a place I really miss. I have family there. I have to watch 'Doc Martin' every so often just to get a flavour of it!