Who could ask for more. What a glorious start to this Easter break. The sun is shining and the air smells of summer. I bought lots of goodies on Thursday to feed us for the weekend and to cook lots of lovely things. I have just got my lollie makers out of the outhouse to make some pure juice lollies. There is a lovely lolly in a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall book where you add vodka or gin to the lollies. Rather nice, but for adults only. I got my lolly makers in the depths of winter in a sale at Laura Ashley and they cost about £1 for 4. They are pink and blue with flowers on. So lovely. And now I can actually use them.
As for knitting, this weekend I am knitting totally selfishly and have started on Sahara for the Sexy Knitters club knitalong. I couldnt take part in the last one as I had so much to do. This time I'm going to get it done. I am using a Louisa Harding silk and wool yarn called grace, in a lovely shade of green. Going well so far. The method is interesting. You cast on at shoulders and back neck using a provisional cast on and knit down to the underarm. Then you pick the shoulder stitches back up from the provisional cast on and did the two fronts seperately but at the same time again down to the underarm, then you join it all together. I'm just about to progress to the main body and start the bust shaping so have to put some markers in place.
The yarn is lovely on the whole but is possibly that little bit too soft and may pill a bit. I shall just have to see. When I get to the neckline I have some bronze beads I am going to add here and there to look like the Tilli Thomas yarn it was done in on the pattern. Lovely stuff but beyond my budget.
I'm going for the cap sleeve version. Will try to get as much done this weekend as possible. Will let you know more next week.
Have a lovely easter.