Friday, 28 August 2009

Off On Hol's

I'm off on holiday for two weeks, so I'm afraid there won't be any posts until I get back. The cardigan is however, finished (except for the pockets which I will do when I get back); photo's to come.
As I wanted to carry on with the cardigan, the only other thing I've managed to complete is this blanket square for the MacMillan Comfort Blanket campaign (please note photo is pre-blocked). Sue at our Sticth N' Bitch suggested we take part as a group. I just can't see how I'm going to be able to fit in the other three squares I promised though.
I have cast on for the Noro short-sleeved cardigan and will smuggle this on to the plane. I also plan to get going on a secret pressie for a friend's impending arrival, though I don't want to do too much knitting when we're away (there'll be plenty to see out the window as we drive through Arizona and California).
When I get back I'll be doing a little give-away to celebrate the blog's first anniversary. I can't believe it's only been a year, it feels like I've been doing it for ages...

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Cardigan Update and Rowanberries

After last weekend's four days of no knitting (yes, British Airways refused to let me on the plane with my "weapons"), I was desparate to get back to the needles.
I made up for it at Tuesday's SNB and last night finished the back of the cardigan. No sneak-peak I'm afraid, as the recipient may check the blog! It's certainly long enough, though quite narrow; hopefully that will all change with the restorative powers of blocking. Now, onto the first front!
This week I happened to notice a Rowan tree brimming with berries near my office. Isn't this a strange time of year for berries? Usually they appear in Autumn; I know last year I photographed the Rowanberries in my street when it was dark at 5pm.
I also spotted this beautiful Buddleia on my way to work.

Have you ever looked up close? The centres of the tiny flowers are orange.. who knew?

Must get back to the needles!