25.5.14



Did you have a good weekend? It's been a lazy old one here, even the weather hasn't known what to do with itself. Both boys in our house have succumbed to heavy colds and wanted to do nothing more than hibernate. My girl was involved in a musical theatre show this afternoon which was a treat to watch, as ever. I don't believe there is a finer way to be entertained than watching your offspring on stage, belting out a number from The Sound of Music.

My next knitting project is under way. It is Whispers by Veera Välimäki which is such a pretty little top for Spring/Summer that I'm hoping will keep my interest over the next few weeks or so. I'm using Madelinetosh Dandelion, a first for me and so far, so very good. It has a small amount of linen in it which I think will give a lovely drape. The garter rib hem is done and I'm on to what will probably seem endless circuits of knit stitches, which makes me think I'll probably be casting on something else pretty soon for some variety.

Vibeke from A Butterfly in my Hair very kindly asked me to have a virtual conversation with her recently. She posted it on her blog today so, if you would like to have a read, do pop over when you have a moment. Whilst you're there, be sure to browse through her lovely site and say hello.

Finally, a big thank you for your kind comments about my Kelpie. If you haven't noticed, I have decided to answer them, and future ones, in the comments box so please do pop back and keep the conversation going.

So, that's it for today. Here's wishing you a happy week ahead with lots of happy crafting, what ever it may be?!

18 comments:

  1. "I don't believe there is a finer way to be entertained than watching your offspring on stage" – yes!!! (I have a boy that loves to perform as well)

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    1. It is the best, isn't it? Thanks for popping by Erin!

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  2. It was a pleasure reading this post, and an additional pleasure to click over to the interview at Vibeke's site, a place I'd not before seen.

    I will have to look into the Madelinetosh Dandelion. I've never knitted anything with any linen content, so this yarn might be a fine casting on choice. Think that Quince also have some tempting linens.

    Why, I do ask myself, am I now contemplating acquiring more yarn when I am surrounded by tempting colors and fibers?

    Best wishes, xo.

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    1. Haha, perhaps it is true, then, that one can never have enough yarn;)
      I'm really enjoying the dandelion so am hoping it gives a pretty result. As for that Quince & Co linen, oh yes I have some of that too, although have yet to try. I'm saving it for a project I have in mind ..
      I'm so pleased you popped over to say hello to Vibeke. x

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  3. Hello fellow Vancouver blogger and displaced Brit! I just read your interview with V. I'm absolutely hopeless at knitting, and my crochet Japanese flowers, meant for a scarf, so far look a little like triffids. :D But I can paint somewhat, and that keeps me entertained. I'm off now to read some more of your post and get to know you a little. Hope it clears up for the weekend. I'd love a lovely, sunny, warm weekend, wouldn't you?

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    1. Hello to you Veronica, how funny I should find you have been here when I've just been scrolling through your beautiful blog. Trying to work out where you are, I think you are across the water from me :)
      Yes, I see you do paint somewhat! Your work is stunning, you are hugely talented and my husband, a keen bird watcher, has been enjoying all your birds, European ones at that!
      A sunny weekend is definitely on my wish list .. here's hoping :D

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  4. I love your blog, your projetcs, and you words...

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  5. I think Whispers will look stunning on you. It's a very pretty design.

    Loved reading your great interview on Vibeke's blog. I was so flattered that you mentioned me. We definitely have a mutual admiration society going on!

    Hope this weekend is as sweet as the last.... and that the boys are feeling better!

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    1. hehe, still a lot of coughing going on around here but the sun is shining and that's the best tonic for everyone. Thank you for your sweet words xox

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  6. Whispers looks so pretty :-)
    And a bit of a late comment - but your Kelpie looks great!

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    1. Thanks so much Bekah, and great to see you here :)

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  7. Hi, I found your blog via Vibeke and just wanted to say your Kelpie is stunning.

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  8. I loved the interview you did with V. ... I feel I know you a little better now :)

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  9. Your knits are very beautiful. They have a unique quality. Some pieces seem warm but delicate at the same time. I'd love for you to visit my blog. saltairandpistachios.com

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  11. Hello there! It has been an absolute delight scrolling through your posts and seeing the beautiful creations you make. You are very talented and create such lovely pieces.

    Have a wonderful day! Hugs to you

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There's nothing like a comment to stop me feeling like I'm talking to myself. If you leave one here I'll pop one back here too, so don't forget to come back and continue the conversation ..

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