A little sunshine last week, my camellia enjoyed it and is now blooming nicely - this ones for you June to show how far we are behind you all down in the south.
Unfortunately, we are back to rain, rain and more rain this week and the skies look like this, dull and dreary. My poor camellia likes the rain but the blooms are dropping off rapidly due to it.
What is a girl to do when you can't be in the garden?
Firstly, finish off last months challenge design from the Needlecraft Haven forum.
This one chosen by Christine for March came from here. Too big for an ornament so I made it into a card finish, perfect for one of my elderly aunts when the festive season is upon us.
Finish knitting and kitchener stitch the toe on the second sock and complete another pair - a matched pair as well.
A Friend Indeed from Blue Ribbon Designs has had some attention as well. The space at the bottom shows initials/date charted, but i'm not sure I want to put that on. Will give it some thought, what do you think?
New stash - DH had to collect something from John Lewis the department store. As we passed the crafting department my eyes were drawn to a sock knitting display. A closer look was needed, and I spied this great chart from Christine at Winwick Mum blog in collaboration with West Yorkshire Spinners for her simple rib socks. I couldn't resist this pretty ball of wool from the florist collection called English rose to go with the pattern.
Three finishes and new stash, that's what I call a good week, shame the weather isn't listening to make it a hat trick!
Love and blessings to all