As it was, there wasn't really much that made me quiver with excitement, but I did see some wool, and when knitted up it gave a lovely 'fair isle' look. I thought I really had to try this for myself ! I bought just one ball of sock yarn and the needles ( like I need more needles!! ) and started knitting.
|No Fair Isle look in mine, just stripes|
|Its called unknitting I think|
We have had a few really lovely warm days,which makes us feel summer is on its way, so a trip to the local nursery and planting up the baskets was called for. I think some of them will be kept in the warm for a few more weeks, but thought I would show you how they start and in perhaps a month we can revisit them to see how they have changed.
|Just a few bits bought|
|Non Stop Begonia's|
Wandering the garden I spied this little beauty,
but these pretty 'fairy' flowers grow each year with little or no attention....
When I lived in S.A. a friend used to make up baby clothes for ladies to complete the smocking, and as I have some fabric that I particularly like, but no babies to make for, I thought I would have a go and see if I could make it work. I pulled up the smocking, then made up the romper without completing the smocking, and on this particular garment I think it will work. There would be no 'blocking' (setting the pleats) on this romper so all should work well.......another thing to come back to at a later date.
|Just the one grew from a whole packet of seeds!|
|How clever is nature!!|
|All I need now is the baby to go in it!|
I have a 'whole-cloth' that has been finished for a number of years, but I have never known what to do with it as the size is 39" x 39", too small for a quilt, so I am going to add blocks all the way around the edge and make it into a quilt. I am going to my local quilt shop to a 'beginners and improvers' group with Jan Shepherd to learn how to 'quilt as you go' the blocks and add them to my 'wholecloth'.......good idea or what!!!!
|As you can see it has been folded for tooooo long.|
Hope all of you living in U.K. have a great long weekend......drive safely.