Tuesday, April 03, 2007

School Holidays Again

Thank you all for your lovely comments on Sunday's post and it was so lovely to hear from some of you who haven't posted before. You still have until tomorrow if you wish to enter the draw.

The Easter break is upon us already and Day 2 sees the briefly controlled laundry raging out of control once more. Yesterday was a day filled with beautiful spring sunshine and the children spent all day outdoors, isn't it great when messy things like painting can be taken outside? I even took my seaming outside (yes, that's right, still seaming, keep managing to be distracted by other things....). Today is not so good but at least it isn't raining.

The image at the beginning of the post is my current project, the silk shrug from Erika Knight's Classic Knits. I am using Debbie Bliss Silk dk and a really strange colour choice for me, it is a sort of silvery shade but I like it, not sure what on earth I will wear it with, perhaps I will have to buy something.... I do like the colour though and while reading trashy magazines at the hairdressers (actually my main reason for going to the hairdressers is to read all the magazines that I am normally to embarassed to buy, having my roots done is just a pleasant bonus), I was pleased to see that metallic shades are the thing to wear this summer so my cardigan should be the height of fashion if not its wearer.


Blogger caroline said...

oh, it is so good to read a post and go thank goodness I am not alone. Our Easter holidays only started at 2.15 today and already the washing pile is humungous (sp?). And yep magazines at hairdressers - me read OK! no way unless of course I am forced to (real arm behind my back situation)whilst waiting for my turn ;-)

I love the colour of the shrug you are knitting and I reckon the colour would go with pretty much anything.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 8:26:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

I love the silk shrug in the making - very classic. :0)

It's always wonderful when messy painting can be done outdoors!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:19:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

The shrug is beautiful! I love all your knitting projects! I can imagine you in your shrug with a cute skirt and lovely sunshine...(with fantastic hair....LOL) Can you believe I knit while getting my hair done? I only stop when she starts cutting....

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 12:59:00 am  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Your shrug is going to be quite beautiful. And every girl needs a good excuse to buy some new clothes, right?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 1:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...

That's a similar colour to the one I used for my Jo Sharp Jkt (and Mr BDKs thought was "drab"). I love it - and metallics are so in!

Megan (the Knitting Philistine - above) is using a similar colour also.

Trashy magazines? I buy them by the truckload, just to look at the photos (no time to read)!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 8:26:00 pm  
Anonymous carol said...

Good to know re the metallics trend - I think the shrug will look lovely in the DB silk and will be a great addition to a summer wardrobe. I too love the trashy mags - full of fluff and filler but oh so great to look thru!

Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:36:00 am  
Anonymous wendy said...

I can't believe how quickly you knit. That looks lovely and look forward to seeing it finished. Happy Blog Birthday , sorry I missed it. I look forward to anther year of Poshyarns.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:05:00 am  
Blogger yvette said...

Metallics are very "in", I know this as my new excuse for buying lots of magazines is No1 son needs them for fashion research for school. Your shrug looks a great neutral colour.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:33:00 pm  
Blogger Arianwen said...

Love the colour of the shrug.Looks like a nice calm Easter project. Your children look happy and absorbed hope your whole is as calm. Our easter hols started today and I am completely caught up with both washing and ironing ( please note smug air) now taking messy kids and all easter washing to mother in law!

Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:54:00 pm  
Blogger Johanne said...

As ever your blog is looking lovely. This holiday has been dubbed museums. We are visiting them and S has little mini projects. Thank goodness for the weather - having said all that we've only gone to 2. We are ending up in the park and forest more than the museums!!

Friday, April 06, 2007 11:10:00 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I really like the colour you are using. It will flatter you, I'm sure.

I can relate to what you were saying (in your last post) about falling off the blogging. I haven't even really been keeping up with reading them lately - so much else to do. But I do miss it and it's nice to know everyone is still there, even when we're not, and vice-versa.

Friday, April 06, 2007 7:52:00 pm  
Blogger Min said...

I also love the shrug and can understand why the seaming is taking soooo long. I love knitting and dreaming about wearing what I'm knitting but I hate sewing it together.

I love sewing, but sewing knitting together - urgh. Thanks for the button tip on the Kelly cardigan - I have the yarn to knit it and from the picture thought there were buttons - until your post when I realised they were snaps!

I hope the laundry is not taking over.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:57:00 am  

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