Monday, July 24, 2006

I'm so lucky!

My mum came up to London last Thursday to see Ellen's show at school of Matilda. The show was fantastic - everything a performance at school should be - funny, sweet and entertaining. The children all did a fantastic job and us parents were so proud!

After the show I went into Putney with Mum to Stash Yarns. We took advantage of the air conditioning to hang out for a while with Nathalie and as it is my birthday this week, my mum very kindly bought me 13 balls of this (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK):

to knit this:

Everyone in the knitting group loves this pattern and I know that Jill has done the back and sleeves of hers already! We all love the cable detail on the back and fronts. It really is lovely. I reckon this will be my holiday knitting! Mum also generously bought me this book, which I have wanted for ages:

Aren't I lucky! Mum didn't buy anything for herself, although she thought the shop was fabulous - a real antidote to all the wool shop closures that have been happening in Oxford, where she lives.

These needles also arrived from the States. I have taken my passion for coloured metal needles a step further and bought these beauties on ebay - aren't they pretty? I am looking forward to using them! I just love the colours!

School finally breaks up tomorrow and I shall be relieved that the children can have a rest - they are all so tired! I am looking forward to the long holiday and just being able to go to the park and do things in London together.


Anonymous dawn said...

What wonderful presents! I've not yet seen Jill's knitted cardigan, but I love this design.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the yarn, and that pattern is gorgeous - where is it from?

Expect a little something heading your way in the very near future...

Your Secret Pal!

9:33 PM  
Blogger caroline said...

oh what a fantastic mother! I haven't been to knitting group because of other commitments but am so please to see the wool you have chosen for the pattern - maybe by the next time I get to the group you will have finished it (not wearing it if it continues to be this hot).

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

That is a gorgeous red - I have about half a front to do. Can I add a word of warning - when you are doing the cable bits it looks WRONG while you are doing it (at least it did to me) - I had mine undone twice, and then thought the pattern was wrong, but it isn't, it looks right when you have finished all thirty rows.......

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

What lovely presents. I love the colour you've chosen for your cardi, bet you can't wait to get it onto those needles! See you soon.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

That is such a lovely pattern, is from the new Debbie Bliss book?

Your needles are so lovely and I agree, I too am secretly quite pleased the school holidays have begun, it is nice not to have to rush here and there all the time.

8:36 PM  

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