Hello again, thanks for popping in! It's been a hectic time here recently as I raced to beat the 'handing in school reports' deadline! I managed to get them in on time, so rewarded myself with a weekend of self-indulgence! I started a Citron shawl last weekend, and it's knit up amazingly quickly. I used some of my own handspun, and am so thrilled with how it's turned out that I will give it its own post later in the week! Here's a sneaky look at it blocking.
I also finished a Les Abeilles shawl using some yarn that I received in a recent Ravelry swap. I've made it for Eva; she works in the local village supermarket of our favourite place in Greece! She is always giving us something for free in our shopping, so I thought it might be nice to knit her a shawl as a thank you. We'll be handing it over later in the summer.
Oh yes, I have started another blanket! This time I am using the Great British yarns from the Natural Dye Studio. Each one is a blend of 50% Blue Faced Leicester and 50% other British breed. I was a member for 6 months, and these are my yarns. They blend nicely together, don't you think?!
Amanda has designed a crochet blanket using these six skeins, and I've done one square this afternoon, just to see how well I could follow the pattern. I think it will look lovely when it's all done.
As the weather was reasonable yesterday afternoon, we went over to the Old Vicarage at East Ruston to take a wander around the gardens. Just look at these gorgeous foxgloves. I always imagined them as homes for fairies when I was little!
The patterns inside the petals are just beautiful, and they come in all my favourite pinky, purply colours!
Before you ask, yes - of course I had cake! A slice of coffee and walnut cake to be precise, while Mr JK sampled some Millionaire's shortbread. Yumsville!!
I will see you later in the week when I'll have a grand 'ta-dah!' moment with my Citron shawl! xxx