Tuesday, April 24, 2007

it's a beautiful day...



...when you can sit in the Autumn sun and eat your lunch, wearing your new skirt, freshly made this morning. (You may recognize the fabric, hmm?)



life is good.

It feels like this lovely weather is never going to leave us (hurrah!)

There are signs of the cooler weather on it's way; the chill in the air as we pass 4pm and the sun starts to sink, waking in the night to add a blanket to the bedlinens; and the crisp frost on the cars as we leave for our working days...

...but until it's here, I want to savour every drop of sunny warmth, storing it up for the winter months ahead, like a bear going into hibernation!

To that end, we have been trying to get outside whenever possible. We went to the Enchanted Maze, at Arthurs' Seat, on the weekend - what a great place to spend a day with children!




Here's my girl in the Maize Maze - takes over an entire side of a hill! You could spend hours in there, the corn is up to your ears (ha ha, very punny!)


Knitting has been confined to evenings, and it has been lovely to sit down after the nightly rituals are done (dinner/bath/bed etc) and sink into a solid few hours of click-clack-happy...

The Nocturnal socks are coming along nicely - still on the first one, but about to turn the heel, so all good. (No need to rush, my dear, we all know where that leads!)

I have made a determined effort to resume work on my Phildar Swing, too. I have half the second front, and the collar to do, but I must say, I have lost a lot of enthusiasm. The woven stitch is really hard on the wrists, and I feel worn out after working on it too long. But I cannot wait to wear it, so on I plod!

I went on a little shopping spree, after feeling guilty about spurring on Michelle on hers. My Bendigo wool should be arriving next week, hee hee! I got some 5-ply for a cardigan for me, cherry red, mmm, delicious; some pale silvery-grey and a olive green tweed, both 8-ply. I promise pics when it arrives!
Really, one can never have too much wool, can one??!!

8 comments:

Rose Red said...

As a fellow spurr-er-onner of Michelle, I clearly agree that you can't have too much wool! I love your skirt and those red shoes - they just rock!

Live 2 Knit said...

The weather has been just brilliant hasn't it, just perfect for sitting outside.
Love the sneaky WIP shots, very clever.

jacqui said...

That cherry red sounds good. Everything I buy is red, lately. Hard to go past. Take care of those wrists!

Rebecca said...

Your skirt is too cute! Can't wait to see the photos of the new yarn.

PlumStitches said...

The skirt fabulous and I love those shoes!

Michelle said...

Adorable skirt! It does match the shoes rather well.

And, well... I'm about to test that 'too much wool' theory, aren't I?

sue said...

I really like the fabric that you made your skirt out of. I cant wait to see the Phildar Swing Jacket finished too, I am sure it will look great. Love your red shoes too.

Madge said...

Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Your skirt is super cute!

And no, one can never have too much wool. :) Speaking of, I'm making my Central Park Hoodie out of Black Water Abbey 2-ply worsted in the Pippin colorway. It's a wooly wool in the best possible way. They have a website, too.

Happy knitting!