I said to Hugo yesterday, "it's a Bank Holiday on Monday this weekend, isn't it?" "Wishful thinking" was Hugo's reply. I was surprised to realise I'd jumped forward a month, speeded through August, straight to the last Monday of August, which is always a holiday here in England.
Part of me was delighted to discover that we still had August to enjoy, and that Summer isn't over yet. Then there was a small part of me that was slightly disappointed to find my weekend was going to consist of two days, and not the three I'd looked forward to filling.
You ever wish an extra day of time off from work was looming?!
Anyway, enough wishful thinking, lets talk about my cardi, the one in the picture above.
I fished it out of the back of my cupboard today, a cardigan knitted about four years ago, and never really worn. Today I discovered why I'd never worn it, that ruched look above, obtained by pulling the ribbon up tight, didn't work, and wasn't comfortable to wear.
I'm trying to get better at knitting things I like to wear. Is it a bit hit-and-miss for you too, in terms of which knitted item looks good on, once knitted?
Taking photos of yourself with one hand outstretched, trying to hold the camera and press the button, is interesting isn't it? Thank goodness for digital cameras, where shots of atrocious double chins (two) can be deleted.
This cardi was knitted using Rowan cotton glace, and the pattern is "Crinkle" from Rowan magazine number 39.
Wanna see a two headed doggy with four front legs?
I like it when Ellie and Douglas sit close together, it's so endearing. Sometimes they walk side-by-side, very close, it's lovely to watch.
After my cuppa, I went to the library, a one minute walk away.
After listening to 'Desert Island Disks' with Lynn Barber this morning, I wanted to see if the library had the film 'An Education' in stock. It didn't, so I chose the second Nanny Mcphee film instead, and another film I've not heard of, for good measure.
Libraries are wonderful places, I love them. All the books to mull over, for free. Those of us who have access to libraries are very fortunate, aren't we?
The book "the White Dress" contains photographs of women in beautiful wedding dresses, and the lady at the check-out desk asked me if I was getting married. I said that no, I'd been married for eight years, and that I just like looking at pictures of wedding dresses. Well, they are fairy-tale concoctions aren't they? Is it just me, or are there others who look at pictures of wedding dresses and think "oooh, now if that had been available and affordable at the time I got married, I'd have worn that". Do women ever stop fantasising about the perfect wedding dress?! Having said this, I still like the dress I wore on my big day, even though, as I recall, I regretted wearing a strapless dress in the middle of winter, especially as the doors to the church were left wide open, and a chill breeze came straight down the aisle. Thankfully I didn't choose to learn my vows, (I just repeated them, line by line, after the vicar, who happens to be my Father-in-Law), because when I get cold, my brain freezes, and thought processes become frozen in the mists of time, till I've thawed out.
Righty-ho, I must get going, Hugo's gone to get a takeaway, and I think we might watch one of the DVD's.
On Monday, I'll show you one of the sleeves for my knitted fair isle dress, which will be finished. Have a WONDERFUL weekend. Ta-ra! Love Vanessa xxx