Sunday, 13 September 2015

September Sunshine

Saturday night knitting spot

What's up with the weather? Four days of lovely sunshine and today's temperature was 21 degrees, perfect. Perfect for a spot of knitting in the garden. I bought some Louisa Harding Akiko yarn last week, it's beautiful, soft and the colour is just lovely - denim meets Aqua. It's knits up well and the blackberry stitch beanie is just perfect, soft and snugly. You can find the pattern here
I'm off to the Broads in October and although I've already knitted two of these for myself, it's always good to have a new colour and it looks great in the sunshine.

knitting in the garden

I've now gifted the latest granny stripe blanket to my niece Megan who's off to Bath next week to start her first year in uni. She loved the blanket which was such a relief, I've been making it on and off for almost six months alongside my granny square blanket and I managed to finish both of them in the same week. I'm sitting under mine tonight as it's chilly now. 

Megan and Mikes farewell dinner

Megan's blanket

My two nieces, Yasmin (with James) and Megan (with Mike)

farmers market

The local farmers market is still around and I showed my support this morning buying home made pies from my friend Linda and local veg - it's pie and mash for dinner today (yummy) oh and some cakes for later. I'm looking forward to the next one in October.


mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a great weekend. I love to support the local farmers market when possible, a plus for the carbon footprint too.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

And the local vegetables taste so much better than supermarket ones

Bridget said...

Loving the blanket xx my daughter is off to Uni next year and I'm dreading it! I might crochet her a blanket to remind her of home. Although I think I'm the one that's going to need the comforting not her!!

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

It sounds like a lovely weekend. The blanket is wonderful, I made my son a blanket for uni. I think it such a lovely thing to do - something handmade from a loved one from home x

Mitzi said...

I am definitely in need of a blanket for my settee yours looks just right. Will have to put my thinking cap on for that one when I've finished everything else. I've finished one Elmer blanket (will post later in the week but is already on IG) but still another one possibly two to make for babies due at the end of the year and beginning of next. I've also been making a little aran jacket for a friends little granddaughter and I have another little aran to make her for xmas. It's all go on the crafting front at the moment.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

You have been busy. I've got a few projects in the go but the blanket ones always get more attention