Is it half-term week for you? It is for us. I've taken the week off work and I'm staying at home refereeing, I mean having fun with, my girls. ;-)
I spent today recovering from my daughter's 7yo friend having a sleepover with us last night (much giggling and silliness until late into the night) and look what I just finished!
The Broadstreet Mittens are knitted and buttoned and I adore them.
The buttons actually match very nicely but refuse to do anything other than glare at the camera.
I'm looking forward to the cold spell we're being promised later this week so that I can try out my new toasty fingerwarmers. ;-)
On Sunday I took my girls to Hobbycraft to spend their pocket money - the £3 off voucher in our local paper was too much of a temptation for us. The girls bought various crafty kits, and I spotted some beads I'd been looking for.
I've been putting together the ingredients for my next small project - Mrs Beetons wristwarmers.
See the beads? They're actually all various shades of lilac but again the camera is playing tricks.
I'd already got the Kidsilk Haze left over from the beaded edging of my mohair wrap, so I grabbed a ball of the Cashsoft DK whilst at the Knit Chat last Saturday (with 4yo DD in tow - she took her plastic canvas sewing and chatted to everyone else a lot!). How soft is that yarn? Words fail me.
Luckily I can't start this project until the Rain Dance Shawl is complete as I need to use that particular Addi circular. It's getting there, honest.
Whilst at Hobbycraft I spied some Patons Symphony yarn which I have admired for some time. It's an acrylic yarn but very plush and feels more like chenille. There on the shelf was this gorgeous "Fruit Crush" colourway so I felt another no-smoking reward coming on (2 weeks tomorrow!).
You see I've been itching to have a go at "My So Called Scarf" for months, but needed the right yarn for it.
I think I've found it. :-)