Then a few months ago I stumbled upon the Mollie&Claire blog and that in turn led me to other crafting blogs and the urge not only to pick up my knitting needles but to make something substantial began to grow, resulting in a trawl through on-line patterns, a trip to my local craft shop and ultimately the finding of a Sirdar pattern I really wanted to make ….. for me!
Next i choose and ordered the yarn and then began the finger itchingly slow wait, for the phone call to say that my yarn had arrived. Last week the call came but I had to wait until this weekend to go collect my yarn and pattern but yesterday I tootled off to town and picked up 9 x 50 g balls of Sirdar Country Style in Smokey Green (shade number 470) and my pattern (Sirdar 9425).
It wasn’t until around 5pm that I was able to sit down and cast on (Mud was making dinner) but I was quite pleased with how much I managed to get done during the course of last night, allowing for dishes time, a trip to the polytunnel putting and the younger Mudlets to bed etc. The yarn is really nice to knit with, feels incredibly soft and looks nice as a block colour – these photo’s don’t really do it justice but I’ll try to get better pictures next time.
I’m not sure how much progress I’ll make today as Eldest Mudelt is coming over for her belated birthday celebration and I have a birthday cake to make but it will be waiting for me whenever I have a few minutes.