Thursday, 11 May 2006

The best things in life

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!


Julie said...

Fortune looks fabulous! Mmm...smoky bacon sausages...I may show up at your house for tea. :)

Mandella said...

I don't know what sounds better; Matchmaker Merino (my favourite "basic" yarn) or red pepper houmous.

I am very envious of that knitting group. I think I'm in a desert here.

Badger said...

Hi there, I'm de-lurking having been reading your blog for several months now. Fortune is looking lovely and you're so lucky to have found a good knitting group. Wish I could find one!