Hummingbird sock…

The yarn is called Hummingbird and it’s by Mothy & The Squid on Etsy. 

Utilising my LYS’s new yarn bag!

I’ve cast on a pattern called Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson. 


The colours are lovely!

I’m using a Hiya Hiya mini circular. It’s the best one I’ve used get, with a decent point. This size are 2.25mm. 

Cakes

There’s the non edible type. 

Ingredients:


Making the cakes: 


And the finished cakes! 

Back left Countess Ablaze, Lord Kitchener’s Lace in colour way Bad Girls Club; back middle, Devon Sun Yarns, Aran in colour way Spring Rainbow; back right Cat and Sparrow fibres, DK in colour way Great Ocean Road; front left Mothy & The Squid, sock yarn in colour way Hummingbird Stripes; front right Mothy & The Squid, sock yarn in Grey Skies, Rainbow Brite. 😊

And then of course there’s edible cake! 

It was my Mum’s birthday. My niece decorated the cake. She operates on the family principle of More Is More…

Yes my Mum is that age and no, she really doesn’t look it. (Side note I take after my Dad…)

Where Claire buys yarn

Some friends came to visit today to go to the Frome Independent Market. One friend had offered for sale these two wonderful skeins of Devon Sun Yarns Aran weight, which I snapped up because I want to make my stepgranddaughter another Entrechat Cardigan in this colour way!  


While we were wandering about the market we came upon a new-to-me independent dyer ‘Cat & Sparrow Fibres’ 

There was no chance I was going home without some! I did love the pinky orange at the top left but it was lace, so I chose the blue at top right. It’s DK weight and called ‘Great Ocean Road’. Gurt lush! 


We finished the day off with flapjack and ginger cake in my garden. Just perfect. 

An idyllic summer day 

I was off work today and I invited my mum, my sister, my nephew and niece and both their dogs to join me in my garden for a pool party. 

As you can see we had to completely cover up the rabbit hutch as both visiting dogs stare  obsessively at the rabbits and we didn’t want the bunnies upset! 

The pool was a great success and the children spent six hours over the course of the day playing in it and generally having a fabulous time. At the end of the day Mum’s dog Lucy also got in it! 
In fact they were so tired they had a nap! 

The dogs had a fantastic time playing in the garden. Chilling out: 

Dilly failing to realise that I was quite cross she’d broken my Nemesia in half…! Probably what eventually did the damage: 

And while everyone did what they wanted, the adults sat and worked on projects. 

My sister is making a second crochet mermaid tail blanket. Mum is making some Jelly Roll socks (from the same designer as ‘Rose City Rollers’). And I’ve cast on some Drops Big Merino for another Darkke Hat, this time for my brother-in-law.  

We ate lunch,  we hung out, we ate dinner we hung out:  it’s been a really really nice day.