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! 

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!  

  

 

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! 

 

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). 

KAL post will be up Wednesday at 9am.