To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.

yummy yummy in my tummy Ahhhhhhhh! That is a sigh of contentment. I have just finished a cup of tea and a homemade scone with lashings of clotted cream and jam and our elephant teapot is smiling contentedly with its little belly still warm from the tea. I don’t think that life gets much better than this but I’m always willing to be proved wrong.

Anyway, back to the knitting - I have been knitting lace. I was originally intending to knit using the orchid yarn I described in my last post but, due to a little over exhilaration on the part of my husband when he tried to help me wind it up, it is now sitting in a tangled heap waiting for me to gather enough patience together to undo it. This however did not deter me from starting the stole and I have begun to knit it in a raspberry coloured cobweb-weight yarn from Posh Yarns. This means it will be a bit lighter and slimmer than I originally intended, but I am actually really happy with how it is going so far. I think I will add a border but I’m waiting to see how much yarn I have left by the time I finish.

The pictures don't really show the lace pattern very well as it is so gloomy today that I can't get a picture at all without the flash.

I almost forgot to say - my husband has bought tickets for the Knitting and Stitching show in London on 14 October and they arrived earlier this week. I can’t wait to go! Plus the 14th is the day before my birthday AND our wedding anniversary so I am expecting to be treated to a few knitting presents! Anyway, if you are going perhaps I’ll bump into you. I will be the over-excited lady pulling along a slightly bored looking (but extremely handsome) husband. Flowers for me!

14 comments:

dreamcatcher said...

Very pretty lace :-) How nice to get tickets for the knitting show! I think the closest to us is Harrogate, in November - does anyone really think it's a fun thing to drive over the A59 in winter though?!

Badger said...

The lace is looking mighty pretty so far. I'll be at ally Pally on the 13th so will just miss you - should be a great day out for you!

José said...

Yum yum, raspberry yarn. It looks lovely. I also love your elephant :)

Cherry Rolfe said...

Yes it is the simple things that mean the most! I love the idea of your little elephant and his warm tummy - what is it about elephants that make them so endearing??
Love the raspberry wrap - very feminine and delicate!

Alice said...

Oooh, I like your elephant. How lovely your tea sounds. I do so like a homely ritualistic kind of thing.

And your lace looks a lovely colour and pattern. I love the way you nonchalantly say "I think I will add a border".

Your husband is obviously a real sweetie. I can't believe he's actually going!

Frankie said...

I love the colour of your new lace thing.
I'm going to the show on the Friday too so looks like I'll miss you - but perhaps spot the badger.

acrylik said...

You are so right, life is good when there's a good cuppa and a cake on the go :)

Your lace looks gorgeous and such a beautiful colour.

nanatoo said...

Pretty lace :) Another Libran? Hooray! And how right you are to appreciate the simple pleasures, I salute you for it :)

Debby said...

Very pretty lace! I'm looking forward to watching it progress.

I agree, a cup of tea is one of the most wonderful simple blessings, along with a good book and a cat!

Artis-Anne said...

Love the elephant teapot and you lace project, such a lovely colour

Seahorse said...

Your lace is beautiful!

I am in love with your Matilda Jane too. I'd seen the pattern before but it didn't really 'call' to me. Think it's just gone on the 'to do' list though!

Dawn said...

I love the color of the lace! I will be there on the 14th also! I'm not dragging my husband this year...but he will be releived to here that someone else will have to suffer this year! Maybe we can catch up there somewhere....

Kendra said...

Dawn, it would be great to catch up on the 14th. I'm glad that there is someone else going on that day!

Dawn said...

Great! I'll get in touch closer to time. I'm sooooooo looking forward to it this year! I'll get on my buttons!!! Need to find a cool image to use first I suppose! I did find the shrink plastic though, so I've got that much done!