Good morning ladies, the rains pouring down here today, whats happened to my nice spring sunshine?
My brains thinking of Christmas, here's this months ornament to add to my growing collection. As soon as i saw the 2009 JCS ornament edition i knew i would be doing this one, its such a cute little design by Ladybug Lane Designs and is called Plaid Greetings. The ornament cut of 28 lugana in citrus in my stash was the perfect fabric for the colours used in this one and i decided on a simple pillow finish.
Wednesday was the stitching club, and also the community meeting so i am only at the club for an hour before i have to change rooms. I do wish these meetings would be scheduled for another evening and not the one night a week i have something else planned. I've mentioned changing it but everyone else is happy with that night. My Lady's Quaker was the WIP i took with me this week. Jardin Prive have an alternative to the flower motif bottom left of her dress on their site and me being a kitty person decided it would be perfect for my version, although now i have stitched it in the pink it does look a bit like a naked cat! I did a bit more later in the week and completed the large motif to the left too, it's such a lovely project to stitch.
Lookie what the postie brought me today. I was very impressed with Hazel's socks. It was her first time knitting them and using 5 pins after attending a local workshop and they are in double knitting wool. As you know i've only tried the 2 pin ones in 4 ply wool so far. Browsing through a sale email from an online wool shop that i was recommended too (service is very good) i saw this chart for socks knitted in double knitting. I thought that maybe it would be easier to try this thickness of wool on the 4 pins so i sent for the pattern and 2 balls of wool to give it a go. Talk about laughing your head off when i opened the pattern, they are in fact NOT knitted on 4 pins, but 2 like the ones i have done. Oh well... guess i will have to learn the 4 pin method another time LOL. It's a nice pattern for the hand and leg warmers as well as the socks. I hope they knit us as nice as it looks in the picture.
Enjoy your weekend wherever you are, i hope the weather is kind to those of you who are running/walking a mile tomorrow in aid of Sport Relief.