And the results are in


She loves it:
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Or at least, she loved it once I took three repeats off each sleeve and adjusted the collar a bit but that was easily done and these pictures were taken today in the garden at my parents’ house. I am so relieved. Phew! They say that you should never move house and get married and change jobs all at the same time – I’ll say you should never knit to a deadline, for a person that isn’t there to be measured and when you’re making the pattern up as you go along!

We’ve just come back from spending a long weekend with Mum and Dad which was a wonderful escape from the real world – I rashly suggested that we go on a long cliff walk, and by long I mean that the cliff length is about 12.5miles and the path itself goes in and out and up and down all the way. It is really beautiful though:
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There were sheep:
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Seals on the rocks off the Lighthouse:
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An ambitious seagull nesting on the dormer roof (and ‘decorating’ the roof) of a newly built house in Hallsands,
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And ‘helpful’ sign posts like this:
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(this is about 2/3 of the way through the walk just as you feel that your legs have turned to pure lead – we decided to go to Poole!)

[NB – H is reading this over my shoulder and would like you all to know that he was still flying along at this point – it is true that he raced up every hill we encountered, of which there were several – the rest of us plodded along]

And in all of this exhausting exercise there was time for a little knitting and finishing:

First to debut – my Silk Dream
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It’s a hit, need I say more?

And then we have and unusual development in the Red Hot Poker bed – could it be a finished Firestarter?
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I really must improve my garden to offer more room for floral knitting photography – perhaps that’s a project for tomorrow!
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  • mandycharlie 26/05/2008 at 8:52 am

    I’m so glad your Mum likes her Cardi, its looks great Carie. As of course does all of your knitting 🙂

    I love the picture of the little fishing village, it looks so pretty.

    And, Seals.. Wow, I’d love to have seen them.

  • Kay 26/05/2008 at 12:50 pm

    Your knitting is beautiful! I especially like the cardigan you made for your mom. Wow.

  • Rachel 27/05/2008 at 5:05 pm

    That cardigan for your mom is gorgeous. I’m not sure I’ve seen that pattern before and I really like it. You did a great job!

    Also like your shrug…I’ve been thinking I may need to knit one of them in the near future!

  • castingaway 08/06/2008 at 12:35 am

    Your mother’s cardigan is gorgeous and I love your shrug, too!!

  • Yuki 27/08/2013 at 3:32 am

    I love this e-book!The only problem for me is that I’m not so good in rnieadg english/american knitting-terms. Alltough with the videos I can learn everythin I se :-)I’ve had it since the release and have already learnt alot.I’m sorry that my english isn’t so good, but I think you understand me ;-)Thank You! from the north of Sweden,Ingela Tampio living in Kiruna