Sunday, 24 June 2012

Another day, another blankie!

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.

Citron blocking 002

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.

Les Abeilles for Eva (5)

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?!

NDS Great British Wool Club


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.

A blankie is born 001

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!

East Ruston Old Vicarage June 2012 (16)


The patterns inside the petals are just beautiful, and they come in all my favourite pinky, purply colours!

East Ruston Old Vicarage June 2012 (14)

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!!

East Ruston Old Vicarage June 2012 (37)


I will see you later in the week when I'll have a grand 'ta-dah!' moment with my Citron shawl! xxx

9 comments:

Deco Cat said...

Wow you have been working soooo quickly! Loving all of your projects and the yarns you have been using.

Bizzy B said...

The Les Abeilles shawl is beautiful & a wonderful, generous gift. I'm wondering what size you made.

From The Homesteading Cottage said...

It looks like things are coming along! I just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

Michele
xoxo

Kim Sonksen said...

Mmmmmh yum yum - loving the look of that cake!!!
I adore the colour combination for your blanket cannot wait to see it finished.
In the meantime I have taken the liberty to present you with an award :)
http://kimsonksen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/good-day-sunshine.html

sapphireblue said...

You have been busy. The shawl is beautiful.

snoopydog said...

The Citron looks relly lovely. I look forward to seeing it 'in the flesh'. Love the colours for your crocheted blanket too! Glad the reports re all done and dusted for another year. Ros xx

Vivianne said...

I love the colors of your handsspun in that Citron - really lovely :-)

Lynne said...

Your handspun Citron looks lovely, as does the purple shawl, and the Granny Square. The colours are gorgeous. :)

knitting sandwich said...

so much beauty in this post!
love your citron - your handspun looks so amazing!! good on you!!

and those flowers are gorgeous and you top everything off with a big slice of cake!
best blog post ever :)
-melissa