I've had one of those weeks.......... one step forward then two steps back!
I know that when I start a new design that there is always a period of 'will this actually work?' Well after knitting up the two fronts I felt that the neckline and button edge I had completed just didn't look how I'd imagined, so both fronts were unwound. I just hate that feeling of being back to square one again.....but even though the lure of the sunny garden and its many jobs were calling for me I resisted and persevered. So after hours of re-knitting I'm finally happy with the front pieces. So although progress on this little cardigan has been slower than anticipated I am currently on the neckline and a unusual fastening. Hope to show you soon....
On my other sets of needles at the moment are another little white cardigan (here) and a special little knit that's hush hush as it will be part of a giveaway .... coming soon!!
Many thanks to all your lovely support for my half marathon last weekend. If you cast your mind back you will recall that last Sunday was an unusually warm day, June temperatures in March. I arrived in Wilmslow (Cheshire) to a beautiful blue cloudless sky and a sea of runners all limbering up. I believe that the event attracted over 5000 runners of all abilities and was a fantastic spectacle as it wound around the roads of neighbouring Mobberley before finishing back in Wilmslow. I was extremely hot and was covered in sweat (sorry!) but was pleased to finish without collapsing in the unseasonal heat which surprised many unprepared runners. Unfortunately a PB (personal best) was not to be as I came in just after the 2 hr point, but I was not too disappointed as I had run sensibly and could still stand up and function after crossing the finish line unlike many of the collapsed runners littered along the route.
If you would like to see what 5000 runners look like at the start of a race, you can view this brilliant video here:
I plan to spend this weekend with my two loves ..... a couple of good runs in the sunshine at a leisurely pace and then sitting in a deckchair in the garden with my needles clicking.
Whatever you have planned I hope you have a wonderful time.
Goodbye for now.Fleur xx