Well here we are nearly June. May has been rather a busy month here in Chez Hirst – a birthday, Newbury Spring Festival, Newbury Races, Crafty Craft Race, Chelsea Flower Show.

Yes perhaps I did take on too much!

I have managed some knitting. I did promise myself I would “finish things” and not “cast on things”. Safe to say I have managed both – finishing and casting on!

The casting on went like this…..while having a little sort through a pile of patterns which were merely taking up room on the shelf I came across a copy of the pattern for Sport by Kim Hargreaves. I had some Handknit DK and decided this was the garment to knit with it.



The finishing



I wore this to Newbury Races and got a fair few compliments as well as a couple of orders for some socks! One friend may strike lucky as she would like them for her 40th birthday in December – bags of notice.

So June will be busy as I have Sport to finish and would also like to finish

Petal_back_1_29052010.jpg                                                          Petal

I have to thread lots and lots and lots of beads on to the yarn before I can continue this. Will take some concentration which isn’t one of my strong points at the moment.

It is Bank Holiday week-end so an extra day off of work. Today was pretty miserable weather wise but it is suppose to brighten up tomorrow. I do hope so as I would like to take some outside photo’s – more surprises for you! 

For those wondering Daisy is resting at the moment. I am having a devils job setting these sleeves in. I was reading Yarn Harlot’s blog last night and she makes reference to this. I shall play this a couple of times and then have another go as I would rather like to wear Daisy.

Enjoy what is left of Saturday and have a great Sunday and see you tomorrow evening some time.

Happy Knitting