Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Easter moments

I spent the Easter weekend down in Devon with an old friend from Uni. I've blogged about my visits there in the past here, here and here. The weather was pretty awful but it meant that we felt perfectly justified in staying indoors, drinking endless mugs of tea and spending rather a lot of time knitting and crocheting. In fact, I might even go as far as to say that I think I have rediscovered a little bit of my woolly mojo. I took my Opal Advent calendar mini balls with me to work on socks and the Granny square cushion cover...

As you can see, I finished my first pair of socks and have made a start on the second. I tried to make the first pair semi-matching ones by knitting from each end of the ball and working on both socks at the same time. The second pair I am going to be nowhere near as fussy and these will be completely mismatched! I also finished joining all the squares together for my cushion. Just the pesky ends to deal with now - all 200 of them! 

We had fun at a basket making workshop over the Easter weekend - and my basket was put to good use with all the chocolate eggs that were going to be hidden for the Easter Egg hunt!

 Of course we had time for a cream tea - mmmmmm, clotted cream is yummy! We both love the blackcurrant curd that you can buy from National Trust shops. We managed to fit in a quick visit to Knightshayes between the rain showers. 

I brought back the pottery herb labels I'd made during my last visit too - they've been fired and glazed and I rather like them!

Since returning home, I've made my friend Jules some wrist warmers for her birthday and received a rather interesting parcel in the post. (More of this at a later date.)

The best part of being home is having lots of cuddles and lap time with Flo. She's very happy I'm back. Hope you've had a few happy Easter moments too. xxx


barrie allen said...

So lovely to read your post, love the basket! Best wishes, Ali Allen

Lynne said...

Looks like you had a great time, and I love the socks, the colours are so cheery.

busybusybeejay said...

We are hoping to visit Knighthayes in July.We have booked a cottage near Honiton for a week.Any good wool shops in the area?I love all your bright colours .

VeggieMummy said...

What a fantastic Easter weekend. Basket weaving, knitting, chocolate and cream teas - I'm very envious! Your basket looks perfect. xx

Jenny said...

Glad you had such a nice Easter. I always want an Easter egg basket with lots of eggs but I never make one. Yours is an inspiration, could you remind me next year please.

PixieMum said...

I entered the Great Yarn Giveaway a few minutes ago, unfortunately Just Giving didn’t ask if I wanted to Gift Aid my donation, in retrospect I should have cancelled and started again but it is late!

Best wishes to everyone involved in this massive fund raising effort,

Madeleine Swann aka Knellergal in Ravelry.