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Knitting again!

I haven’t done any knitting since March so I’m glad to get back to it…

Working on a summer cardigan for my Mum for her birthday in Sirdar Ella, a cotton acrylic mix with stellina:

Working a little on my Rose City Rollers socks in Skein Queen: 

I’m just about to finish the toe of sock one:


I also blocked Dare To Dream at the weekend to gift on Thursday:


Mollie has also been cute this week! 

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Apart from grouse about fireworks I’ve…

Painted my kitchen and made my Christmas cake (no photos yet), and done some of each of these projects:  

   
I went on a little visit to my favourite yarn store Marmalade Yarns and took a few pix!  

  
   

  

  

 

Resisted this Skein Queen with all my might: 

 

Bought some sparkly buttons: 

 

And a little bit of Rowan Handknit cotton to make a doily to match this mug: 

 

Lucy visited… 

 I swear that dog is grinning! 

Mollie was not impressed to have Lucy’s feet on her! 

 

And Mollie has been happier tonight in her Thundershirt.  

 

Though less impressed when I declined to share my chocolate!  

  

 

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Fabulous crafty weekend!

I’ve been staying at my Mum’s looking after her dog Lucy. Lucy is a handful!  

 

On Saturday I worked on the Mustardseed shawl for the shawl swap:  

       

While my sister made pompom alliums as decorations for her 40th birthday party in August!  

   

There five pom-poms there and one real allium!

Lucy got herself VERY wet in her paddling pool: 

 

Today I did a couple of rows of the shawl before turning to sewing the ends in on the crochet blanket for my step-granddaughter. And here it is in all its glory:  

 

And then I turned to the blanket I’m making for my sister as a gift for that big birthday…  

 

I think Lucy has enjoyed her weekend… Mollie did too!  Even if she has a less enthusiastic way of showing it! 

 

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A woolly pitstop…

Mollie and I had a quick visit with lovely Janet at Marmalade Yarns on our way home from work today…   

 

Mollie admiring some Noro… 

I bought nothing! I am trying to be well behaved. 

This evening after the excitement of a very large posterboard being erected in my garden (it’s probably an involved-in-politics thing, like election fever!) I knitted the body of my knitted elephant!  

 I think I’m going to change her eyes from brown to black, I just don’t like them brown (they look red here). 

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