knitting and this is my latest project



A design by Kim Hargreaves from her collection Thrown Together. I am knitting it in Rowan Calmer and the shade I have chosen is Onyx. I have wanted to knit this one for a while and when I managed to get the yarn for a snip in John Lewis earlier in the week it had to be. An unexpected evening spent babysitting for Xander last night and I achieved this


the back 

I had 10 minutes notice of babysitting and managed to grab everything but a tape measure so had to stop when I thought I may have done enough to reach the armholes.

There are a few completed projects in the wings too which are in the midst of being put together – firstly Eleanor


and secondly Hermia



If the weather of the last few days continues I shall be needing these sooner than I thought.

Today was the annual Newbury Water Festival held in Victoria Park on the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal. A colourful flotilla of boats set the scene for the Newbury’s principal canal side event.  Victoria Park was filled with stalls and entertainment with plenty to do for all the family.


Of course I needed  a little refreshment and just along the canal is my local Costa Coffee. I had 2 lots of knitting with me – Eleanor Hat


or my latest sock project


I opted to do a few rows on


my sock! 

I love being busy!

I am knitting a couple of squares for the Macmillan Comfort Blanket. I have opted for the Martin Storey Comfort Square  and the Debbie Bliss Comfort Square. My yarn is ready and waiting – Rowan Pure Wool Dk and I am reliably informed it is pure bliss 



 Happy Knitting