I finished it!
I was so happy to put the last few stitches in this piece last weekend.
I thought it was going to be a relatively quick stitch when I started it and I had planned on starting the Autumn one right after, but honestly, I can't do it right now.
I don't like stitching on Aida, I found it made the thread fluffy if I used the length of thread I usually would to stitch, and I don't like the stiffness of the fabric.
Having said that, I do LOVE how it came out!
I had a frame that I was going to use but in the end It was too small so I went to my local stitching shop, (Betty Stitch Kit) and asked Mark if he could make me a frame, no glass. While Sharon was getting my threads together for my next project, (more about that next time), Mark had made me the frame! How good was that!
I wanted something more rustic looking and this frame is perfect. I've been going to Sharon's shop for supplies and framing for years and apart from being lovely people they also give the best service.
This weekend was Yarningham, and this year Joanne also came with me.
We were both quite restrained, I knew I wanted some more minis and some buttons but we didn't go with anything else in mind.
Of course I had to get my minis from Kelly 😀 and I finally got to meet her too, she is just as lovely as you would imagine her to be.
This is one of Joanne's purchases but as she can't knit she's passed it on to be to make for Bonnie.
I resisted buying full skeins of yarn, (actually, Joanne said to me, mum, you are not buying any yarn to knit socks until you have finished a pair 🤣🤣🤣).
Well that told me!
Until I saw this one, and you know, one day I will finish a pair of socks, (I will!!)
I love how the yarn has been wound at the bottom of the label so that you can see how it works up.
I fell in love with this little stitch marker bracelet, which I shall probably wear when I'm not knitting too because it's pretty.
And I did get buttons, a lovely colourful bunch :-)
I've got no photos of the actually event to show you because it wasn't until I got back home that I realized I hadn't taken any!
I'll leave you with some of the pretties in my garden at the moment instead 🌻🌼
Until next time, I hope you all have a lovely week