I really have been getting my hook on lately, what with the bunnies, and now these cute little ninjas, bound for Easter baskets. The pattern is here (scroll down a bit)I kind of like these quick projects. They're good for learning how to crochet. And a great excuse to drink wine!I'm off to the Charlotte Knitting Guild's weekend retreat today. Candace Eisner Strick will be teaching us how to knit edgings (backwards no less!), her Strick-ly sock knitting technique, and colourwork. Miss Babs will be dropping by with some of her lovely yarns too. The excitement is killing me!
The magnolia trees are blooming, the peach trees are about to, and the other trees are all looking fuzzy round the edges. Last week we had an 80 degrees day and my boys wore short pants and short-sleeved t-shirts. We played in the park after school. The monkey bars are still favourite :0)
Do you ever read Attic 24? Lucy is an avid hooker and is a big fan of bold colours. Her blog never fails to cheer. She inspired me to buy this pretty hyacinth for my kitchen. It even came in a bright yellow pot, much nicer than the usual brown. The smell is amazing, and I love the little green edges of the petals.Happy Thursday
I caved a couple of weeks ago and bought 2 skeins of Madelinetosh dk from Eat, Sleep, Knit, in a beautiful dark navy blue called "ink". The yarn arrived in only a couple of days (great customer service and the shipping charge was downright cheap too) and I got right to work on the cowl. It took only 3 days to knit up those two skeins into this beautiful, squishy, comfy cowl.
The stitch pattern could not be easier to memorise - only 4 rows, 2 of which are knit, the other 2 are only 2 different stitches.
This one should be landing in England right about now, to my friend Maria, who's only been asking for a scarf for about 6 years!!!
And I think I'm going to make a couple more. I may have more yarn on the way already. Eep!