I was chatting with Alex over the weekend trying to get some ideas for Christmas knits and he asked for a new snood. After rummaging around in my yarn drawers he choose an unusual combination of coral and aqua coloured yarn. I tried to dissuade him as I wasn't sure about the colours he had chosen, the yarn was DK so I explained that we really needed something thicker but he quickly came up with the idea of knitting them together. He also thought that the snood was for him to wear now so was quite anxious for the knitting to begin. I couldn't disappoint my "best boy" so my new colourful project commenced.
I am surprised how nice it has knitted up, Alex must have an eye for colour, although I can't quite see it going with his school uniform or football kit.
I have just started quite a gripping novel "Close my Eyes" by Sophie McKenzie, which is another book recommended by my daughter Kate. It's a heartbreaking story about Geniver who had a stillbirth eight years ago and is still grieving. Her husband Art, an influential and successful businessman wants to try IVF. Out of the blue a woman turns up at her door claiming that Gen's child was in fact born healthy and was stolen, and furthermore that her husband was involved. So far it's tense and seems to be full of false leads, revelations and danger.
It's lucky that the snood is simple garter stitch as I'm finding it hard to put this book down.
A big thank you to everyone that reads and follows my blog, I received so many lovely comments about my new granny square blanket last week, you all really spur me on to keep creating new projects, I have made a few more granny squares but the blanket's on the back burner at the moment as I am trying to rotate my knitting and crochet so that I don't aggravate my shoulder. I will post an update when I have more to show you and don't forget if you have time to pop over to read Ginny's lovely blog here
talk soon x