Friday 18 April 2014

Happy Easter......No FO's but a new test knit.


Hello my friends, I've got no Finished Objects as is usual for my Friday post but I wanted stop by and wish you all a Happy Easter. This sweet little bunny is one of Mary Jane's Tearoom's patterns, her name is Daisy, you have seen her before but thought I'd share her again as she's perfect for Easter.

Over the long weekend, I will be doing a test knit for Sarah of Crafts from the Cwtch's new pattern, due to be released at the beginning of May. It's called Seafoam Shawlette to Shrug, you can see Sarah's finished one here and here. I'm using the same colour yarn, A Fine Fish Yarns "Roller Disco", as my Crocus Socks but in a pure merino base, it's beautiful to knit with and perfect for a shawlette.

It's a one 100g skein project using a 4ply yarn, it's such a clever pattern, you can use it as a scarf, a traditional shawl or a beautiful shrug with buttons, for over dresses and little tops. I cast on last night and have done quite a few rows of the stocking stitch, it grows very quick. I already know this is going to be a favourite and I'm sure you will love it too, one size fits all from 5 years to adult by how you block it.

I hope you are having some of the sunshine we're having in the Midlands, I love relaxing in my conservatory with the sun shining through the windows, no tv just listening to the birds sing, drinking tea, reading magazines and knitting. I think this will be where I'll spend most of the weekend!!!!

The sun was shining on Wednesday so I packed the picnic bag and headed to Bridgnorth with my family, it was glorious, sat by the river watching the kids play.

This is my lovely family, Mom, Dad, my sister and her kids, including my youngest daughter and her boyfriend.

Olivia insisted that the "big kids" played football and play frisbee which she called flying disc, she has us in stitches with what comes out of her mouth.

Adam missed the picnic as he fell asleep but started on the bread sticks once he woke up.

I managed to read my Mollie Makes and knit on my stripy socks.....then it was time for ice cream.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your long weekend.




Unknown said...

looks like a wonderful day out :) Looking forward to seeing more of your shawl test knit

Stefanie said...

A lovely way to pass time with your ohana. I really like that color way.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos!! Looks like a wonderful time!!!

Unknown said...

I love this post! It was so fun to see you enjoying time with your family! =)

Unknown said...

Such lovely knits again Deb and your family outing looks like so much fun! Happy Easter! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

How lovely to see your Daisy here celebrating Easter Deb and such a perfect day out with your family's good to see some warm sunshine at last, isn't it?
Love the look of your project and the yarn,
Happy Easter!
Susan x

Unknown said...

Lovely Deb I just wanted to wish you and your wonderful Family a Happy Easter, have an eggfastic time and thank you for all your fabulous support. Your photographs are just lovely, thank you for sharing them with us all. Warm hugs and loves

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Easter! Have a lovely day

Candace said...

Looks like a fabulous sunny day Deb. What are the chances of there being sun when we come back this weekend?

Unknown said...

Beautiful blog love all the family stuff x x

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