What with the nights drawing in and Winter approaching one can't help but think of warm snuggly clothing and, in particular, hand knitted scarves. That's why I'm so glad that I have finished my lacy zig zag scarf in time for the onset of any sudden blizzards
I'm quite pleased with how the stitch has worked out as I'm pretty new to lace knitting.
Along with Winter come thoughts of Christmas so I snatched up these metallic threads for the bargain price of £1 each
And admired how the cherry tree has prepared itself with festive red fruits
Okay Jane, enough of the nonsense, you've stretched that metaphor as far as it will go so what else have you got to show us?
Well I picked up these rather nice etched glasses for 50p each
And a collection of postcards featuring birds with comical names
(although their finery is not really replicated by my resident sparrow)
I've finally finished the skirt for Little Sis that I began at Easter
using this pattern
(the rolled hem was a chore but she loves it)
And I treated myself to some new material from the Rag Market at Birmingham for - £2.50 per metre!
I think this one will be another skirt for Little Sis
And maybe a dress pour moi?
I've been continuing with my crochet project (can you guess what it is yet?)
And staring at my new little note pad (it's magnetic - I don't really understand why but it was half price!)
In other stuff we've been gradually adjusting to the slower pace of the Summer holidays, talking about doing all sorts of improvements to the house (we are very good at talking about them) and enjoying gorgeous evening walks.
Sending summery wishes (remember the nights are drawing in!)