Friday, 6 February 2009

Ravelry 10 dollar swap

I joined the 10 dollar swap over at Ravelry. It's really good fun cos it does not cost a lot and it's amazing what you can put together to treat your swap partner. Today my parcel arrived from Giulia in Italy and she spoiled me with lovely treats. Italian art bookmark calendar, gorgeous pink merino/acrylic yarn which is so soft, yummy chocolate and other lovely little treats. Thank you very much Giulia.

This is a sock yarn beret which I have just finished for my daughter. I was very pleased with the result, but alas it's too small. Not to worry though as I've just unravelled it from the top and am knitting it again. I will make it longer to the decreasing and it should solve the problem.

Last weekend I finished this pair of socks for myself. Given the really cold weather we are currently having, they are very welcome to keep my feet warm.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Snow! Snow! Snow!

It's not very often that our country has falls of snow and when it can be really beautiful. Last week I began a photography course. I really need it I hear you all say. Anyway we walked to the local park and took some photos.

This is my back garden last night with the snow weighing heavily on the shrubs

A view from my front door. More like Christmas?

Looking at front of my house.

While the snow is lovely, I was caught in almost blizzard conditions this afternoon on my way home. However it has eased off since. It's a little scary driving in these conditions.

Don't think I'll make my knitting group this evening, I'm not sure I'd like to get caught out in the cold later, so I'll knit by the fire instead.!!