Sunday, 25 July 2010

Phew - made it!

Hello! I'm sorry to say that there has been very little knitting going on in the JK household this week. The last few days of term were exhausting! The term isn't quite over for me yet, as I am going into work tomorrow for a day of planning meetings with colleagues. It was either now or at the end of the holidays, so we all decided it was better to get it out of the way! I can, however, show you the end product from my school knitting club. I ended up with eight girls, who all made a scarf for a favourite teddy! They were so proud of their work.

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We didn't get as much done as I'd hoped, mainly because I let them take their knitting home, and they often forgot to bring it in on the day of the club! Next time, I'll have a project for school and a different one for home! They all seem enthusiastic to carry on next term, so we'll hopefully move on to the purl stitch!

As well as the end of term chaos, Mr JK and I landed ourselves with the job of coming up with a fund raising quiz sheet for our local gardening group. 'No problem!' I said merrily, some months ago - well doesn't time fly?! The quiz is needed for next weekend, so we have spent the last few nights with our noses stuck in gardening books, coming up with a whole mixture of questions, some cryptic, some factual and others anagrams. I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out, and will get the quiz sheets copied and ready to sell! Just remind me to keep my mouth firmly shut if I look like I'm going to volunteer for anything else in the near future!

I received my Teatime treats swap parcel from Joy this week, and I was well and truly spoilt! She sent me a felted teacosy, decorated with some very pretty crochet flowers, a mug, a calorie-free cupcake pincushion, a lovely fabric-covered notebook, a crocheted doily, some kitsch teapot stitch markers, some tea and some delicious homemade apricot and ginger biscuits! Needless to say, they didn't last long! Take a look!

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This afternoon, Mr JK and I visited Salle Park. The garden was open as part of the National Gardens Scheme. It has a fantastic walled kitchen garden, and the fruit and vegetables were pretty impressive! It was wonderful to see so many insects enjoying themselves in the flowers.
Bees buzzing in the lavender ..................

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............ and the echinacea.

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I've got to get my knitting skates on this week, as not only do I need to get my Summer 2010 parcel posted, but I also have to get ready for KnitNation. I've got rather a lot of homework that needs to be done before Friday afternoon, so I'd better get cracking! Have a good week!


snoopydogknits said...

Your flower photos are fantastic!!!!! You were very spoilt by your teatime swap partner. What lovely gifts. Such a pretty tea cosy. See you Friday! Can't wait! XRos

Sally said...

I love your bee photos! I've got a bee just like that, and it keeps buzzing around my front flower garden...but I haven't been able to get a photo.

melissa said...

oh my gosh, those bear scarves are just the cutest things in the world!

and i agree with everyone else - the bee/flower photos are amazing!!

Jennyff said...

Sweet litle scarves and eight new knitters, that's a result. Busy week coming up, I can't wait to hear what you and SD get up to but I know it will be fun. Have a brilliant time and don't hold back.

Lynne said...

I love the bee photos too, they're fantastic. The scarves are all brilliant, well done to evrybody who made them! And all the tea-time treats look delicious - enjoy Knit Nation!

M.E. Greene said...

I love all of those photos! The teddy bear scarves were adorable. :)

I really must find myself a nice little swap like that... you have the BEST swap partners!