I don't have any finished things to show you this week so I thought I'd show you all the things I have on the go at the moment.
This baby sleeping bag has been on and off my needles for quite some time.
I started it months ago and just couldn't get the pattern to stay in my head, even though it was basically moss stitch. After picking it up and finding yet another mistake I decided I would ditch the pattern as written and do a similar stitch but something easier to remember. I've worked almost 12 inches now in double moss stitch and, fingers crossed, no mistakes.
I want to get this one done by the end of September really so Bonnie will be all snug in her pram when the weather gets cooler.
A scarf for Oliver.
He will be start Reception at school in a couple of weeks, and this will keep the chills off on the walk to and from school. The grey was something I already had in my stash, the blue, (Sirdar Aran) was a bargain £1 a ball from the charity shop.
Another little cardigan in a new to me yarn. Sirdar No1. I'd never heard of it until I saw it last week. It's knitting up really nice and is lovely and soft.
Yes, I know, I haven't stitched for ages but I enjoyed working on this last night, (and a little more progress made this afternoon)
I've read lots of blog posts that have mentioned the change in the weather, and it's been no different here in the Midlands this week. The afternoons have generally been ok and yesterday was quite sunny, but it does go chilly late afternoon, we have managed to resist putting the fire on just yet but that may change tonight, it's windy, raining and not very warm at all this afternoon.
Last Sunday couldn't have been more different. We went to Bewdley for the day as they were having a fun day with stalls and street food along the river over the bank Holiday weekend.
Oliver in the middle shouting at the Punch & Judy show
And Spiderman kindly let him sit on his bike, lol
Despite the change in the weather some things in the garden are still ok, some are almost past their best and will need pulling out soon. I put quite a few dahlias in this time, the slugs ate three and two are yet to flower but two have produced the most amazing bloom, from this....
One of the roses I bought a couple of months ago has decided to give some lovely flowers at last, the scent from these is gorgeous.
If this rain and wind keep up though I doubt there will be much of anything left by next week.
I bought a couple of packs a Autumn plants for some baskets this week that will replace the ones that will die off soon and I got a couple of pack of tulip bulbs too, we have loads of daffs in the spring but no tulips. All in all I think my plants have done quite well this year, and I've been really happy with how my tubs and baskets have done.
I've got a couple of days off work this week, I haven't decided what to do yet, one of them I might set aside as a 'me' day. On Saturday we are going to London again, for the weekend this time, we are using another voucher the girls got us for Christmas, this time Kensington Palace, breakfast at the Orangery and a walking tour. Something to look forward too :-)
I hope you all have a lovely week and I will see you again soon