Birthday Yarn


My apologies for my long delay in posting. I guess without Ginny’s Yarn Along every week I feel sort of lost. I haven’t given up knitting, however, or reading. Currently I’m in the throes of knitting a shawl with Madelinetosh Pashmina wool–yarn I purchased with birthday money last month. I absolutely love the texture, feel, and colour of this wool! It’s gorgeous and well made, as it should be for the price I paid! I’m looking forward to wearing the shawl this summer. The pattern I’m using is called Silverleaf by Lisa Hanes and it’s my very first Raverly purchase.

I’m farther along on my shawl then the picture shows, as I meant to post a while ago, but never did. I wanted to take a picture of my shawl with my Grandmother’s Royal Albert tea cup she recently gave me for Easter. It took a while to get the picture in the right position, and by the time I was done my tea was cold.

I am currently reading The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy. It’s a very engaging read, covering from the early origins of the Ukraine to 2015.







Yarn Along


Leaves and Cables Hat is still in progress, with eight more rows to go before completion. It is much easier to knit than at first, and I don’t have to concentrate as much on the pattern. I’ve enjoyed learning how to knit leaves and interlocking cables.

The weather has been gorgeously spring-like these past few weeks (with some cold spells).  I am quite eager for spring to come and don’t fancy the idea of any more snow, though admittedly there has been very little snow in these parts this winter.

Our art project this week was Chalk Board art. It was part of Alisha Gratehouse’s You are a Masterpiece art course. It was quite fun. Now we just have to find frames for our artwork.

I haven’t been reading much lately, though I did start Wuthering Heights last week.

Joining Ginny on Yarn Along.




This Week’s Creativity


I’m a little bit further along on my hat.  This week Mum bought a online art course, We are God’s Masterpiece by Alisha Gratehouse at Flourish Designs. The first project was to make your own She-Art girl, which is supposed to be a representation of you.

The decoupage sewing pattern behind it illustrates God’s design for our lives. The course is also accompanied by a little devotional.

You also get to decoupage your favourite book page to the head.  I’m not a fan of ripping out pages from books, even if they are really old and falling apart, but I did take a page from one of my favourite’s, Jane Eyre. 

I was hesitant to try my hand at this, since I’m a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to art. However, we had a great time and I’m pleased with the finished products.

Joining Ginny at Yarn Along.