We had a lovely day on Sunday at my mum and dad's house where we had the most delicious roast beef and Yorkshire pud followed by these two amazing puddings by my sister-in-law
which once again I felt I ought to try - purely out of politeness of course! Needless to say I am NOT going to WW tomorrow as Dot is still poorly with her sore throat. At least that gives me a week to get myself back on track!
Unfortunately I forgot to photograph before we attacked them - but no, these are not photographs of my portion!!!
Fred and I had great fun sorting out Mum's knitting needles - I have been looking forward to doing this for weeks (what do you mean I have a problem?)
They are now properly grouped and labelled and are patiently waiting for me to make a knitting-neddle-roll to store them in. I also managed to pinch a pair of 3 1/4s as Mum doesn't use them much - so I can start another project again!!!
With Mum's help I have finished my first sock
beautifully modelled by Daisy
and started my second one - blue stripes this time.
I have also knitted another cupcake
and a stripey Easter egg
using the cottons I purchased on Saturday
And today has been spent blitzing the dining/sewing room, sorting all my materials and re-arranging the book shelves so I can get at my craft stuff more easily
So now it's Mr Locket's archaeology books that are half-hidden behind the ironing board rather than my far mor important craft boxes!
(although I did really enjoy putting his books in a nice order!)
My other achievement today has been finishing off this bunny that I "designed" ages ago (I don't know when you can claim to have "designed" your own creation - she is clearly influenced by the Tilda bunnies but I drew her free-hand without looking at any other patterns and changed the ears etc - but that is probably not enough to claim her as my own)
I persuaded Daisy that she wanted to stuff the limbs for me and after she agreed I told her she could have the bunny when it was finished.
I made the dress using a Rosalie Quinlan pattern after I had failed to make one up on my own, but the cardigan is just roughly pieced together out of my head.
Daisy has christened her "Betty Bunny" and wouldn't rest until she was finished!
The little monsters have finally gone to bed so I think it is time I got the knitting out again!
Hope you all had a great Easter weekend!