But Rosie led the way ...
.. and Tess soon followed.
This is sort of how half my blocks are looking at the moment (though I have about 20 blocks finished)
I have now planned my final 12 blocks. This is one project I'm not trying to finish though. I haven't enjoyed the cutting out, but I love the challenge of trying to get the pieces to fit together. I'm already planning the next one, which will be to auction for my favourite charity.
By the way speaking of the Olympics and men's gymnastics we have just won the silver medal! Brilliant, the lads worked their socks off! No ... there's an appeal by Japan ... and we have .... a bronze, such a shame, as we would have been delighted with a bronze originally but now its disappointing.
What's on my needles? Well I'm knitting a very simple jumper which I'm not really into that much. I liked the wool in the skein, Manos Del Uruguay Maxima, but actually not enjoying working with it as much as I thought I would. I picked a very simple pattern because I thought the wool was busy enough and I've actually made an adaption by giving the waist some shape. First time I have ever deviated from a pattern! Its a quick knit so hopefully a reveal next weekend.
Loved waking up on Saturday thinking of all the days I have to wake up without an alarm. The peaceful starts to the day, however, are a thing of the past as the pets are allowed in with my first cup of tea ... and they are crazy after a night of sleep.
Then followed a lovely day in Manchester looking for a new flat for Dan and Gemma. This is one of my favourite buildings in Manchester, the Victorian baths bathed in sunshine!
Then a lovely snack at our favourite vegetarian restaurant Eighth Day. Dan managed a spicy brunch ....
Gemma and I also embarassed ourselves (at least I got the skinny one)
Sunday was also lovely, with a yummy meal at the Brewery in Kendal followed by the Dark Knight Rising which I thought was a bit slow to start with but ended well. So all in all a very good start to the hols!