I knew doing houseworky stuff is no good for you.
I've managed to do something to my back and now have sciatic pain in my leg. It's more of a dull ache than aaahhhhhhhh that hurts but it is annoying.
I've spent a few days not doing much, I was planning to hit the front garden but decided that wouldn't be a good idea.
I did however, make a quick neck warmer with a few balls I had in stash.
This was made with Twilley's Freedom Wool and a pale green Rowan Little Big Wool that I had hanging around. As it is 100 per cent wool I felted the ends together so no sewing in.
I love garter stitch and think for a chunky wool like this it shows off beautifully.
Not the best picture in the world but I couldn't find a useful child to take a picture at the time. The pattern is Wham Bam thank You Lamb Neckwarmer by Susan Chang. I'm becoming a big convert to neckwarmers ~ you don't get all those ends flapping about like you do with a scarf and it sits and stays where you tell it to.
This is the ruffle shrug I talked about. Actually called Waterfall Shrug it is by Janet Barton.
The simplest of shrugs ~ a rectangle sewed under the arms and then a H~U~G~E ruffle on the sleeves and neck.
But ~ the yarn is 4ply ~ I'm using Stylecraft Life at £2.50 a ball and it needs 2 balls ~ and 3.25mm needles and it is taking a time.
I suppose we all need a little bit of mindless knitting sometimes.
Whilst I was pottering around the garden before the back/leg were too bad this stunning Lily Stargazer was wafting scent everywhere.
And then back to Alliums ~ I'm sorry I go on about these so much but I love them and this one is full of seeds for new plants in a few years time.
It looks lovely even when it's finished flowering.
Isn't nature great?
I am soooooooo desperate for this beauty from Ikea ~ *gulp* £89 but isn't it fab?
More of a Dandelion Clock than an Allium but hey.........
Don't think it'll happen but I can always dream.
See you soon.