Well, these Easter Holidays are turning out well. The sun has been shining for the past few days, and we've got out and enjoyed it.
Chester has been treated to some lovely beachy walks with three boys to keep him busy....and then flaked out infront of the rayburn for the rest of the day. His running really isn't that of a graceful sprinter, as his puppy legs still don't have a huge amount of co-ordination and seem to splay out in all directions!
In crafty news, I've decided to join in with Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch and Nat of Misadventures in Craft in their Stripe Study Shawl knit-a-long. I fancy a little knitting project, something to stretch my beginner skills.
I thought that an inspiring trip to the LYS was the way to go, but soon found that it was not meant to be, after struggling with a wild six year old, a tantrum-ing three year old and a stroppy nine year old only to find it closed.
Having a strong stubborn streak and determined not to be put off, I decided to have a rethink and look at what I had at home.
I found quite a lot of four-ply but the colour I really wanted was half a shawl, that to be honest I had had a serious disagreement with (as I didn't really remember where I was in the pattern repeat). Soooo, some frogging and winding later, problem solved and I was casting on.
Now this shawl promises to be straight forward and an easy pattern to follow, so how come I ripped it back
twice....three times before I got the correct number of stitches? Hubby said to me last night 'I thought you knitted because it was relaxing?'
.......well, I think I am at last on track and it is indeed, a nice pattern, I think I am just over-thinking it all.....or maybe I'm just a little blonde!
purple yarn is Life 4-ply from stylecraft
sock yarn is from Knitglobal
I must admit, as much as my first love is crochet, I am loving knitting too......is it normal to hold your breath when you count up the number of stitches when you finish a row?
It is maybe a little brighter than I might have first gone for, but I think as the larger panels of purple start to work in, it will be better balanced (well, thats the theory anyhoo!)
I have to say....looking at the rest of Veera Valimaki's designs, I think I may be doing another after this one and then I can change gear on the colours.
Well, my tummy is starting to rumble which must mean we are nearing lunch time, so I will bid you all a fond farewell and go organise lunch.
I hope you are all enjoying a sunshiney week too!xxx