Woo Hoo!! How happy am I?? Last week, I was surfing, as you do, and I came across this pattern
You know that, ‘I’ve just got to have that‘ feeling? Well I got that feeling and I really wanted that kit! Well then I remembered something, it was to be my birthday in a few days time and I knew Barry was struggling to think of a gift for me so I put him straight out of his misery and told him the gift I needed! So I ordered it and it came yesterday. I didn’t open it until today and I am not one bit disappointed. I am totally in love with the design and those darling little skeins of lace weight cashmere. Spoilt or what? Thank you Barry, I love you!! So glad I married you!
Barry gave me this stunning card too, it is so twinkly and beautiful, I think I might just design our bedroom around the colours in the card, not so much the black but the other colours are gorgeous! He is such a romantic darling….lucky me!
See these cupcakes? They are little candles and once the candles have been used they are pretty little trinket pots. My Granddaughters, Millie and Maddie sent them to me along with the phone charm and the earrings. There is a necklace too but I have that on and forgot to photograph it. The gifts were wrapped in these pretty tea towels, thank you all so much, I am a lucky Grandma!
My lovely Mum sent me this gorgeous diamond and pearl necklace…I love the star twinkle that the photo has captured! Mum suggested I got a stronger chain for it as the one supplied looks very fragile. I adore the colours of the pearls….thank you Mavis xxx
My best friend Andrea sent me a box of treats in the very same box that I used to send her some treats back in July, this could become a tradition! What a wonderful day this is, I feel so happy….!
On the way to visit Denise* on Sunday, I crocheted most of this little top for Emilia. I used Debbie Bliss, Alpaca Silk Aran and the drape and softness of this is stunning. I might have to get some more to make one for Maddie!
This is the Hooded Sweater I am knitting for Sullivan as part of the Ravelympics. Sorry if you’re not a Raveler, you won’t know what I am on about. Basically, I have signed up to knit and finish certain things for the duration of the Olympics. Talking of which, didn’t we do well in the swimming yesterday?? Well done girls!
I finished these Fiori di Zucca socks at last. I have a bit of trouble with the heel and apart from trying to be clever and knitting them two at once I mostly enjoyed the pattern. Think Barry is glad I finished them though lol! A bit of advise, don’t try these two at once OK?! I know it doesn’t work and so does Barry! These are the most recent of the Socktopus Sock Club Socks, the clever Alice designed them. I have signed up for another year of this amazing sock club, only existing members can sign up at the moment but it will be open to all soon I think.
I love how the pattern looks, and the way it cables around the foot….beautiful yarn, Smooshy by Dream in Colour in Pistachio, dyed just for the sock club!
Here’s a photo taken by Maisie, of Imogen wearing her Lily the Pink Cardigan. Apart from the sleeves being a bit long it looks lovely and Denise* loved it too. It was only knitting the stripes that annoyed me, I love how the cardigan looks now it is finished..
*Denise is Barry’s daughter
Oh and you know what, apart from being so happy about my birthday and being totally spoilt, something else happened today. We have been given the go ahead to rent our dream house. We would really love to be buying it but, luckily for us the owner can’t sell at the moment because of the house selling climate in the UK right now. We can’t buy because Barry is still trying to sell his house but if everything sorts itself out we could be buying it. I am so excited!! I now have to go and order some moving boxes so I can sort this place out and not take all the stuff I’ve been meaning to sort out for months now! Now, who want my ironing pile??