Wednesday, 14 May 2008

sunny skies and lack of knitting

It's Thursday again already, has it really been a week since my last post? Time really does fly especially when you're having a mini heatwave which is really not all that conducive to getting any knitting done. So did you like that bag pattern then? Some people do apparently as almost 100 people downloaded it in the first 2 days after it went live. Holy cow, I should have charged!

I think I should have started this pattern writing lark a long time ago - I'm beginning to wonder whether it might actually pay for itself. Hmm, where did I put my notepad? Joking aside, I do have a few more patterns in the works so watch this space.

So what has been happening in sunny Frating this week? I mentioned before that the knitting has taken a bit of a back seat. Not for lack of trying mind you, more motivation. I agreed to do a stall a the village summer fayre next month (yes I really am a glutton a punishment) and whilst I do have a few things ready to roll, I need to get cracking and get a lot more done. That's where the problem lies though. I have far too many ideas swimming around but am having trouble just thinking about one at a time. Bah. It'll all work out in the end and the fun bit is that I get to have another dye fest as I'll be taking a couple of baskets of yarn along too. Goodie :D

One good thing this week was the delivery of the blogoversary bag which is now living in it's new home with a very happy Cinders. After a few last minute doubts, I was really pleased with how it turned out. Actually, I want one myself now as it's the perfect size as a project bag to take out and about. It also gives me a good excuse to reknit it again to check the pattern.

The weekend saw us paying a visit to my grand parents and with such sunny skies, it gave us a good reason to head over to Weald Park for a walk. Everywhere's so green and lush at the moment and the spring blossom is still glorious. The blue bells are actually getting a bit past their best but the chestnut walk is just coming into it's own and it'll not be long before the azaleas and rhododendrom's are in bloom too as they're just beginning to show colour. One of the nice things about Weald is the history and many of the trees are really ancient. Spot the mighty midget (and Nanny) under one of the overgrown rhododendrons. My family have quite close links to the park as my grandfather grew up there, mum played there as a child and we've all been visiting it as long as I can remember. It's great to be able to watch the seasons change there are know that it'll all still be there long after we're gone.


Cinders said...

Glad your patern is being well received. and yes I love my bag, thankyou very much. You should've put pictures up and blown your own trumpet a bit! But if anyone wants to see it its on my blog.

Bearium said...

thanks I will add pictures shortly but I've had the sickness bug doing the rounds. It took me three days to write the last post as it was! :s