Saturday, 4 May 2013

Star Wars Day

I'm a bit rubbish at this blogging malarkey at the moment. You know why? Constant interruptions. For example, I wrote the first line of this post seven hours ago. They're not deliberate interruptions by any means, but it does mean I lose my train of thought. Hmm, I'm starting to feel jinxed.

Anyway, happy Star Wars Day! Which by very happy geeky coincidence is My Beloved's birthday - couldn't be more apt really, though actually none of his geeky presents were Star Wars ones. My secret knitting of the last few weeks was this:

A Jayne hat

Oh, so much fun to knit! I've been doing quite a bit of 4-ply knitting this year so the gorgeous squishy aran-weight Drops Nepal and 4mm needles were a real pleasure to work with. And making a pompom is always fun :-D.

I've also knitted a blanket for Miss Mouse's teddy:

That was using Drops Nepal again, bought the same day I got the Jayne colours.  I took Miss Mouse with me on a trip to the Yarn Cake woolshop/cafe last week and let her choose some more from the wall of woolly goodness, for another blanket for Snowy this time, her polar bear teddy: 

She always chooses interesting colour combinations ( you should see her when she's given free rein to dress herself) and I really wasn't sure about these colours together

but she was insistent that 'this is what Snowy likes', and actually now that I'm knitting them up into squares they're looking quite good together.  While were up in the wilds of the west end of Glasgow (necessitating a trip on the underground, the first time for Miss M*) we took a detour through the botanic gardens and had a quick mooch around the Kibble Palace:

Miss M was getting tired and fed-up by this point but I love the swooshy shapes in the greenhouse. Greenhouse is too domestic a word for it really, it's more like how I'd imagine a Victorian spaceship. Lovely place.

* Wide-eyed the night before: 'Will we see icky worms and things?'


eliza stickleback said...

Wowee that is some glass!! Love the hubbie hat too.

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love going to the Botanic Gardens! I really want to visit that yarn shop too, is it in the west end too? We are not too far from Glasgow. Love your knitting especially the cute little blanket.
M x

Peeriemoot said...

Fab isn't it Ms Stickleback :-)

Ladybird, yes, it's on Queen Margaret Drive, just a bit further up from the Botanic Gardens. It's very small but has a good variety of wools and of course delicious cake :-). I recommend the apple crumble cake which I think is probably my favourite cake ever.. mm drool...

Mrs. Micawber said...

I quite like that colour combo - I have a skirt much the same colour (flame) printed with smoky lilac coloured flowers and it's surprisingly pretty.

Happy Star Wars Day AND B-day to your Beloved. (I hope he wasn't wishing for a Stormtrooper helmet or anything like that.)

Miss Mouse sounds like a literalist. :)