Monday, 15 June 2015

June, Moon, Balloon, Monsoon!

It threw it down at the weekend, absolutely threw it down. Why am I having to wear serious wet weather gear in the middle of June? And it meant that our family barbecue on Saturday had to take place indoors, so not so much fun for the kids. Anyway, sorry this is a bit late but we had family visiting this last weekend, which was great. Baby snuggles with my cousin's 4 month old who we had only seen in photos before now - a lovely little boy who was very laid back about being cuddled by complete strangers. And she keeps the mittens and booties I knitted when he was born in the change bag! 

Anyway, progress has been made.  I have a finish and a part finish to report.

The finish is Hermione's Socks.  I grafted the toe of the second sock and tidied up the cuff on Saturday morning.  So I now have three pairs of hand knitted socks.  The next pair will be toe-up socks, but I need to get my part finish completely finished first before I cast on.

The part finish was the first of the two headbands that I am knitting for littlest niece's birthday.  Having blocked it to get the lace pattern to show better, I wove in the ends and sewed on the buttons.  Job done!  The second headband needs grafting together and the leaves and flower stitching on.  The deadline is tomorrow night cos the birthday is Wednesday.

And finally Baby Express - having now met the baby it is for, I really want to get this finished.  The engine is coming on nicely and I reckon I'm more than halfway there with this piece.

I didn't go to Slimming World this week because it was Patchwork Group, so nothing to report there.

I could really do with a good night's sleep, so I will love you and leave you, wishing all the best to you and yours, and may the frog stay well away from your needles.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for finishing the socks and making lovely progress on the headbands! The finished one does look lovely, and the second one looks good already with two leaves and a flower. Nice progress on the stitching front as well :)