Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Forest Full of Canopies ;-)

I remarked on Ravelry the other day that I really ought to buy another copy of this lovely pattern ;-) I've given up counting how many I've knitted it, but you know they are all so different it never really seems as though I am knitting the same thing..................

None of these is in my possession any more, as ever, they have gone to say "get well soon" or "thank you for having me" or something of that ilk.

So, here are 4 FCS's, not in any particular order, knitted using a variety of yarns and all rather different.

First up is one that was knitted with around 70g of Old Maiden Aunt merino yarn # Dreich.

This one using Fiddlesticks Country Silk # Desert Sand

This one using Artesano Inca Cloud. I particularly like this one. It was difficult to photograph the colour accurately though.

And finally this one, using yarn from the Unique Sheep # Hobbiton.

I don't just knit these of course ;-) Next week I'll show you what I'm up to at the moment. 

And once again, thank you to everyone for entering my competition. I am so pleased that I have returned to my blog. I may not blog as prolifically as I used to or respond to everyone's comments, but I do appreciate them all.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Marathon Man

3 hours 5 minutes 17 seconds

This was the time in which DS ran the London Marathom this weekend. We are so proud of him. It was not an easy run as the weather was very warm, but it was a personal best time for him which is a great achievement.

We managed to see DS three times during the race. First of all we headed down to Surrey Quays, where amazingly we bumped into friends from home, then on the Canary Wharf and finally to Westminster before meeting him at Horseguards. Here are a few photos of the day.

A wonderful effort by so many people.

And finally, the lovely PixieMum has received her prize. How fitting that her daughter should have taken part in the marathon too. And just to show what a small world it is, we discovered that we have a mutual knitting friend. Awesome!

Friday, April 1, 2011

And the Winner is........

PixieMum! Thank you so much to everyone who entered my little competition. I allocated you all a number this morning, and just entered the relevant information into a random number generater and voila!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-04-01 12:01:21 UTC

Thank you to everyone who commented, and encouraging me back to blogland. PixieMum, I'll just go and leave a post on your blog and ask you to email me. Well done!