Sunday, 17 January 2010

If the snow has gone it must be spring....

...at least the sun is shining, I can see the starts of daffodils poking through, and the frogs have started spawning. The pond only thawed out on Friday and there is a big mound of spawn in the middle of it already. Randy little buggers!

A couple of weeks back Polly posted a picture on her blog of some scarves she'd knitted using Rico's Pompon yarn, and it inspired me to grab the ball I'd bought out of curiosity and try knitting a scarf from it.
It was such fun to knit, and the resulting scarf was so soft and cosy, that I promptly went out and bought another ball in a different colour, and I am LOVING this new one. I can see me knitting a few of these as the girls have their eyes on them too.
Speaking of the girls we bought the fabric for Eloise's prom dress yesterday. How old does that make me feel? Eloise has her prom this year! Anyway its a kind of peacock blue colour ~ think Anchor 170, and we are planning to overlay the skirt with black chiffon and trim it with jet Swarowskis. Watch this space as they say.

16 comments:

Rachel said...

The pon pon yarn does look fun. I dont knit but I may need to chat with my mil and see if she would do a scarf for me :)

Nancy said...

The scarves are gorgeous and look so fun!

Karen said...

wow they look great pity I can't knit lol

Mylene said...

The scarf looks great.

It was sunny here today so the first time in weeks i went out for a long walk, i think snow days over!

Looking forward to see the prom dress.

Linda said...

Very interesting and lovely scarves
Eloise and prom dresses??!!
I can hardly believe it.

Beaupippin said...

I've never seen this yarn before but it does look fun! I'll have to look out for it.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Love the scarves and that prom dress sounds fabulous

Kathryn said...

Christine,
Love the scarves and CAN'T WAIT to see the prom dress. prom already? Holy moly.
Kathryn : )

Karan said...

The squirrels are out of hibernation too. Ooo those scarves look really soft & snuggly. Can't blame the girls one bit. LOL And I love the sound of those makings for the prom dress. :0)

Lisa said...

oh I do wish I was good at knitting, the scarves are amazing, pom pom wool how fun is that
I don't blame the girls for wanting one for themselves
Look forward to seeing the prom dress, sounds fab

Hazel said...

Yes they are lovely. Someone made one for my mil. They had made it with a slit in the niddle so you can poke the other end through. x

Julie said...

Funky wool, those scarves look real fuzzy and cosy.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a funky scarf! It does look so cozy!

Sally said...

Those scarves look gorgeous Christine.

Janaina said...

OMG that lilac/light purple one is to die for!!!1 Absolutely lovely!
Hugs from sunny Brazil.

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh Christine, I love this scarf! I have seen this yarn in the shops but cannot believe you can knit at all with it. I say let it snow if you own such a wonderful scarf...lol.

Hugs ~
Heidi