April is always my favourite month of the year! Unfortunately this year for at least 2 weeks of it, I’ve had a terrible cold. I don’t do sick very well. I didn’t take any sick days, because I wasn’t sick enough, but I also didn’t get any better either.
Things are looking up today though, less snot, less coughing. Tomorrow could be a mucus free day!
Now whilst my birthday has come and gone, one very special birthday present is still on it’s way to me (my fault, I put my order in with DH late). I can’t wait to show you when it turns up!
I got many lovely gifts from family and friends (lucky me!), but I was particularly touched by this one:
It’s a miniature ornamental spinning wheel that’s been in my family for as long as I can remember, before I even knew what a spinning wheel was. Perhaps one day I’ll have a full sized version of it in my stable of Spinning Wheels (there are 3 now!)
Other fun things this month: I won a yarn prize from The Knitgirllls podcast! It was quite surreal hearing my name being called out on the show. It was a lovely surprise, and the irony of winning yarn when I’m on a yarn diet is just hilarious, universe.
I’m afraid the fibre is beginning to become an issue too…
I’ve been niece knitting, I don’t have a proper FO photo yet. This is Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau:
It’s a sweet little yoked cardigan, knit bottom-up (not my favourite). It has a string of bunting right around the yoke area. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out.
And I’m planning another Tulips cardigan for Niece M:
But everything has my attention.
- I need to spin Damian’s winter set yarn, then knit actual winter set
- Finish some languishing socks
- Make some progress on a cardigan for me
- Knit and finish the ‘Waiting for Winter’ Shawl… a Mother’s Day gift perhaps?