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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sunshine through my windows today.

Glorious, glorious sun burnt the early morning mist away in double quick time. I straightened all the flowers and pots that the wind and rain had done their combined worse to. Threw all the windows and doors open and just revelled in it.

I have a finish to share,


The bright jumper, I made both the body and sleeves longer than the pattern as this is a winter top. I am not over impressed with the 2:1 rib, it seems to stand proud of the stocking stitch, it may relax after washing and blocking. It is impressively warm and fits well, I wanted about 3" of negative ease as this will be worn under a coat. There is nothing worse than putting a coat on and finding that the jumper is too baggy, with a dog bouncing around ready to go out NOW.


My arms are quite long and these  sleeves are perfect.

I had some lovely post this morning, this lovely sock yarn from Little French Meadow.



I had to chuckle at the name.


I opened the skein so that you can see the colours. I am going to knit a pair of Hermione socks with it.


These lovely little stork scissors were in the packet along with a cute sunflower charm.


Not forgetting a tea bag, I look forward to trying this later.


My parcel was wrapped in lilac tissue paper and tied with matching ribbon complete with progress marker, a cute little tennis playing bunny.

I have my yarn ready to wind into a cake and hope to get it cast on soon.
  I am in dire need of tea so will catch you tomorrow with some more sewing, and maybe a little knitting.

                    TTFN                                                    Pam

PS. I did have tea at knit and Natter and a huge slice of chocolate cake, one of our group had a birthday and her lovely hubby popped in with cake and plates and forks. SWOON.

15 comments:

  1. what a lovely way to send out a parcel, I love the name Unicorn Poop very creative :-)

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    1. It was a delight to open, and the tea was delish.

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  2. Wow it has been so hot today I stuck to the cool woods for my afternoon walk and tonight is going to be sticky. Your sweater looks perfect for winter, I hope you tried it on when it was cooler. Just makes me melt thinking about it. I Had a peek at the wool and they do have some gorgeous choices. They are on holiday for a fortnight so I will have to wait and see what you think of your socks. Please share when you have finished.

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    1. I will share but they will be after my WW11 socks.

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  3. Sunshine here today too but it has been way too hot for me. The fan has been whizzing it's little socks off.
    Love the jumper and your new yarn is very pretty-x-

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    1. I have tucked the jumper away for colder times and have cast on a sock, but not the Unicorn Poop.

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  4. That's a lovely jumper Pam. I never wear them under coats though because I feel tooooo restricted in them! I'm a hot bod too!

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    1. I wear a jumper under a drizabone when the horizontal wind and rain sweeps down the valley.

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  5. great jumper and I love your unicorn poop !

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    1. I look forward to knitting it up.

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  6. The jumper is lovely, you're all ready for winter now, though the sun's shining again here today. I had great service from Little French Meadow, I like the yarn you chose, very colourful to match your jumper. I often wonder how these dyers come up with names for their colours. I'm knitting Hermione's Everyday Socks at the moment but I wish I'd chosen a more solid colour now as the pattern doesn't show up so well in patterned yarn. It's a nice easy pattern though and it makes the socks really squishy.

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    1. The pattern with the wool colours has made me pause for thought, I might knit "Winwick Mum,s" super socks and use a plain colour for Hermione,s socks. I also want to have a play with a fish lips kiss heel, just love the name.

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  7. A little windy but very warm both yesterday and today although it is forecasting rain for tomorrow. Love the yarn and those scissors are a real delight. A brilliant finish with the jumper it looks amazing.

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    1. The scissors are so neat, I want to make a little padded holder for them.

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  8. Your sweater is beautiful, I love the way the colors worked out. Love your new yarn and fun trinkets.
    Meredith

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