I'm very excited today.
I'VE FINISHED MY RIPPLE!!!!!
I started it in March last year, when I managed to cut a small piece off my finger and knitting wasn't an option. All of my oddments have now gone.
They've been turned into this.
I'm so, so, so happy with finishing.
It's very bright and cheery.
There are bits of projects in every stripe, a Clapotis I made ages ago in some Alpaca, the silver on the border, leftovers from a scarf a made for my friend B, another stripe leftovers from a pair of gloves. When I look at it, it makes me smile with the memories of past projects. A feast for the eyes!
The main yarn is Stylecraft Life DK which in itself was leftovers from another ripple I made for a colleague's baby. Here it is.
So, has this finishing made me put down my crochet hook I hear you ask? No. It's made me realise how much I like a bit of hookyness so I got some more (cheap) acrylic and...............
....I'm making little granny squares!
Little piles of hooky colour.
I've also managed ~ at last ~ to get the border on my latest shawl to lie flat. It took an iron and some steam but I got there in the end.
A single ball of King Cole Riot, I bought it because I loved the colours. I'll get the pattern written up soon.
As the weather forecast for today was wind and rain (and it is) I spent yesterday pottering around in the garden. With the recent rain and warmth everything, including weeds is growing at a rate of knots. I had a dig around and added our own compost.
Some lovelies I came across.
A centaurea with a bumble bee.
An allium about to burst into bloom. These are the football sized alliums, that produce the lovely seed heads.
An astrantia ~ I've got red and white ones of these,
and a double flowered clematis.
Well that's me about done for today.
I'm going to work squares for this month as May is creeping away from me.
Have a good week.........Clicky Needles.