Sunday, 3 September 2017

A works in progress post

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....

To 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


Unknown said...

Love all your works in progress - good to see you have picked up your stitching needle again. Have fun in London.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Beautiful Dahlia, we didn't plant any this year and last years failed to return. I have missed them though, so shall probably have some next summer. Another cute little cardigan and that sleeping bag looks like it'll be very cosy. Lucky Oliver on spidermans bike xx

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are simply beautiful.

Have fun on your London trip. Don't forget to post lots of photos!!!

butterfly said...

Lovely post Maggee.
Lots of lovely knitting , stitching and beautiful flowers .
Enjoy your free days off and your London trip .

Poppypatchwork said...

I love the late summer flowers, I have redone my tubs at the side of the house, these always are the first to go over. I can only grow tulips for the first year in our soil, they never come back a second year, so i have just one tub full of them. Enjoy your time home and your trip to London.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely knitting, Maggie. Have a good weekend in London.

Carol said...

Your trip to London sounds like it will be wonderful, Maggie! I do hope to visit England some day :)

Love your beautiful knitting!

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Your dahlia is stunning! Love all your projects and wow, a weekend in LOndon sounds great. I hope you'll have a nice time off this week and a good finish in London ;)

xxx Carolien

Jo said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time in London, the vouchers your daughters bought you for Christmas are such a brilliant idea. I haven't done a bit of knitting whilst I've been away on holiday but I shall be picking my needles up again now that I'm home. I'm sure Bonnie will be lovely and snug in her sleeping bag, and Oliver too in his scarf. I hope everything goes well when he starts school.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your works in progress look wonderful. It looks like your garden has done well, the flowers, especially that rose, are beautiful!

Julie said...

Nice snuggly sleeping bag for Bonnie and Oliver will be the envy of the class in that scarf.
Hope you've had fun in London this weekend.

stitchersanon said...

I love the flowers, they are amazing. The sleeping bag is amazing.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Gorgeous progress pictures! I love all the knitting, it looks so soft and cozy :D