Thanks for all your lovely comments about Squishy. She's blushing gently whilst patiently awaiting her flight to her new life in Spain.
I'm rather gripped by my latest project - my Fortune cardigan from Rowan magazine number 20.
It's a Kim Hargreaves design which I'm knitting in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK in the burgundy shade. Great colour, but really difficult to photograph accurately.
The design is excellent. It's a fitted cardigan with an all-over chevron pattern, and the shaping is very cleverly hidden in the changes of direction in the chevrons. It's very easy to knit and looks fab. Kim, that's neat!
I found a new local knitting club today; it runs every Thursday morning in a LYS called "La Tienda". I joined in for almost 2 hours and got almost up to the shoulders on Fortune. The other ladies there are lovely, we got coffee and biscuits, and of course a good browse through all the yarns. Also it's just round the corner from my brother's house, so I got to visit him and my gorgeous little 9-month-old niece James too!
The other great part of today was after I picked my girls up from school. The weather was still great, so we had a barbecue for tea - smoky bacon sausages, proper beefburgers, and sirloin steak from our local butcher, a watercress salad, plus lots of red & yellow pepper sticks, carrot sticks, and cucumber sticks to dip into the red pepper humous that I whizzed up in the food processor in literally 1 minute. Delicious!