Monday, 22 April 2013

Doon the watter

On a very sunny Saturday we went, where millions have went before, doon the watter to the Isle of Bute.
I finished my mont-royal/Mint Royale hat the night before, and took it on the trip.  However it must be said that on the first warmish day of Spring, a 100% wool hat is probably unnecessary!
The hat is very cosy and the pattern very well written.  The yarn was some Sirdar Majestic that I had been given, as is probably older than I am.  There were a number of breaks in the yarn, which was rather annoying, but hey, it was free so nevermind.
Bute was fantastic.
We went on a tour of the extremely fancy Mount Stuart.
A wander round Rothesay castle, where we saw some herring gulls who were happy to pose for photographs.
And also a very pretty swan nest by the castle moat.
One other reason to love Bute, is that it has the best name for a local newspaper ever.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

It's ok...

Spring is here.
My new hat is on the needles.
It is mont-royal by tshep.  I can't think of this hat, without humming 'Don't falter' by Mint Royale.
I am continuing my yarn destash, and using some Sirdar Majestic that I was given for this hat. 
Also I have a rather bright green crochet project on the go, for a very special Craftbomb - more details coming soon!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

My weather apology...

I'm sorry, I think I might have been responsible for the cold weather we have been having recently.
You see, I cast on my ten-stitch blanket just before New Year.  My aim was to use up all the DK stash that I had.  And well, it took three months.
During this time, the knitting gods must have been in discussion with the weather gods, so that the continued chilly nights would encourage me to continue to work on the blanket. After all, you don't want to be working on a blanket in warm weather!
So you will be relieved to know that the blanket is finally finished.
The knitting gods have sent an email to the weather gods, and they will be working on bringing you Spring soon!