First of all apologies for being away for so long. Blogging took a back burner for a couple of reasons this last month.
The first is related to the second half of the title. Nope, I’m not engaged, but my younger sister has! 🙂 I was completely overjoyed when she called to tell me. This is a very special occassion and she’s been extremely busy planning for this. The event takes place at the end of this month and keeping this in mind, I was over to the UK in May. I spent two weeks visiting my folks, the girls and my brother and also shopping for the event. I have to say, I hate shopping. I hate Indian shopping even more. We spent 2 whole days walking up and down both Melton Road in Leicester and Wilmslow Road in Manchester, looking at sari’s and suits and bangles and jewelry and shoes etc etc etc. I had very, very tired feet. I have an outfit, but no shoes and no jewelry, after all of that. But I’m not worried! 🙂 Ever the optimist.
I also got to spend some lovely days in London in the middle of my break. I stayed with the lovely Diane and then we spent a fantastic afternoon with the ever gorgeous and blooming Kate. She made us a lovely thai meal with salmon and my mouth just waters from thinking about it.
Diane and I also got a chance to visit Socktopus. The shop owned by Alice. She has a lovely piccie of me fondling some very pick yarn on her blog. 🙂
They say that yarn purchases on holiday don’t really count towards stash.. yeh right, I bought stuff at Alice’s and at Stash in Putney! Oops.
Unfortunately, as you can see, I have no piccies of my visit to the UK. I am a bad blogger. 😦
But to make up for that, here’s a few of our veggie patches and my new herb spiral:
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.
As well as all this grafting, I’ve actually started spinning again. There was a huge lull recently on the spinning front, but that seems to have passed.
Fibre: The Yarnwench Falkland in Neptune
Type:2 ply Sportweight (12wpi)
On the knitting front, I’ve just completed my lovely Buttercup in some DB Pure Silk I’ve had in stash for a good 4 years.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in Lilac
Pattern:Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Needles: 4mm and 3.5mm Knit Picks Harmony Circs
Modifications/Notes: I added extra pattern repeats at the bottom of Buttercup.
This was a really fun knit and I’m definitely going to make more. My only issue is the yarn I chose. I chose it mainly because it was in my stash, knowing that that much silk might not work well in a top. Also, as it’s a single ply, it twists a little, but I knew all of this before starting. It’s currently blocking at the moment, so I’ll put up modelled piccies soon and you can all let me know what you think.
I think I’ve rambled on enough for this post, so I’ll leave you all in peace now. Here’s to a gorgeous, sunny weekend! Enjoy! 🙂