I'm such a happy Aknita tonight! Liverpool have beaten the Special One and his Chelsea team in the Champions League semi final and we are on our way to Athens on May 23rd.
The observant among you will notice in my sidebar that something else is happening on May 23rd - the Race for Life. I am going to see if I can transfer to the Worcester Race on June 10th. I may not be able to, but it still appears to be open to entries so I shall try. And after all, it doesn't matter WHERE I run the race - it's the doing of it that counts!
I can't tell you all how chuffed I am!
Now then my shawl. As you know I received the most beautiful yarn for my birthday, some of which was a skein of Poshyarn Emily in Recite from the lovely Pictish. Thank you again btw for this lovely present! It's my first skein of Posh Yarn but it won't be the last I'm sure! I decided to make a Forest Canopy Shawl with it and ran out of yarn on the second bind off row. To run out so close to the end was hard to take - and I thought I had accommodated my yarn shortage by knitting 2 less border rows. Cast on on Friday evening, it should have been blocking Monday evening - it's a surprisingly quick knit.
There was much weeping and wailing yesterday but I'm over it! It's only a ball of wool after all, but I have to say a huge big thank you to everyone who has offered help - your offers are all much appreciated. Watch this space ........... there will be a happy ending!
I am so excited! This will be the first month in which I receive Yarnyard Sock Club yarn, also my Under Cover Club* yarn was posted today. It's stalk the postman time again!
I have also been very remiss of late - so let me put things right. For those of you who have special birthdays / family celebrations coming up, look no further than Piglottie Productions for your special card - being sold for a very good cause. I am lucky enough to have bought some of these cards and it's going to be hard to hand them over to their recipients when the time comes.
* Under Cover Club - Courtesy of The Yarn Grove - "Everyone is knitting socks and we are too. But The Yarn Grove is going Under Cover to add some diversity to our knitting. SHHHHH....don't tell the socks...it could cause an uprising. Would you like a change of pace, a finished item that covers more than your feet? We are going to make it easy and fun Here it is: The Under Cover Club will go for 8 months. Each month you will receive 1 skein of O-Wool Classic organic yarn (different color each month) and 2 patterns. Each pattern will make a 12" block. The patterns will begin with impressive but simple stitches and continue with more complex stitches each month. The finished result will be 16 blocks in 8 colors with 16 different patterns to be sewn together to give you an heirloom quality "Under Cover". Instructions will be given on putting them all together. Being that we are going Under Cover, the patterns will not have a picture but you will see them develop as you knit. Special surpises too! First Month: 1 skein O-Wool Classic Organic Yarn 2 patterns 1 Under Cover Club Tote 1 Binder for patterns Each month after you will receive: 1 Skein O-Wool Classic Organic Yarn (different color each month) 2 patterns Special gifts (Really, special gifts)"