Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring has sprung

After all the dark gloomy days of February it looks as if better things are finally here.  We have had very foggy mornings and evenings in the south west for the last few days but in between we've had glorious sunshine.  This sudden warmth has given the garden the kick start it needed and today the first flower on the magnolia tree opened properly

I don't have a lot of knitting news to report.  My fourth forest canopy shawl is about half way through and I am half way up the back of a cropped cardigan.  This was taken a few days ago and I've done about the same again.
The yarn is Debbie Bliss pure cotton in rose and I'm using 4.5mm needles.  I love the colour and I think it will be lovely for warmer days.  The sleeves will be 3/4 length with no rib, just the lace edging.  I haven't yet decided what to do about the button bands, but plenty of time to decide.

Most of the past week have been taken up with decorating our attic bedroom and it's starting to take shape now.  The wallpapering should be finished tomorrow then it's on to the fun stuff - curtains, bedding, all that sort of thing.  It's going to look really pretty when it's finished, I think.

No time for further ramblings, there is a pan of lentil and bacon soup awaiting attention!


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    1. Thanks! Almost finished but the last sleeve is taking forever!