Saturday, March 26, 2011

Why the weather is better

Here in the South East we have had a spell of lovely weather - warm enough to go out and about without a coat - and I even sat in the park with my crochet one lunch time. It has been wonderful spirit lifting weather after the horrible winter. So why has it brightened up - well because I have finished my Frame your face cowl of course.

and modelled....

Made from some Schoppel Wolle sock yarn that I bought from Knit'n'caboodle, as they were closing down, on 3.75mm circs, I knit the main part plain stocking stitch rather than the knit/purl pattern suggested just because I preferred it, and having had to frog the body once (because I cleverly managed to pick up the stitches on the pointy side of the lace strip, not the straight side - and no I still don't know how I managed it either) it gave me chance to simplify the design.

It may be lovely weather now, but I'm sure I will get chance to wear it soon enough.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Signs of spring

To me there are a few things which definitely signal the coming of spring....

Cheerful crocus

(Not quite) a host of golden daffodils

and Dudley enjoying the spring sunshine from his vantage point on top of the car.

And today I mowed the lawn - oh joy, spring is definitely on the way.