Hello blog, I've been away again - this time back to the UK for a bit of blighty time. The weather was surprisingly good, and apart from a bit of a luggage diversion (3 bags decided they wanted to be a day late and one bag decided it wanted to go for a holiday on its own for a few days to Rhodes) we had a great time.
I'm now waiting for my birthday present to arrive - we bought it in the UK and are having it shipped back - it's meant to be delivered today so I'm very excited.
While we were away I did a bit of knitting.
I finished off some socks that are going to be a Christmas present for David.
I also knitted this flamingo for Frances - my Mum had got all the yarn etc together and then gone off the idea of knitting it, so I took over.
It was a pretty simple knit although my row gauge was off so I add a few more rows to the neck and wings. It has a bouncy ball in its bum, although the kids haven't figured this out yet! (only a matter of time). (Ravelled here)
Since we've been back I've been working on refashioning an upcycled cushion cover. An old jumper of David's was being relegated so I thought I'd turn it into a cushion cover - the first version involved chopping off its sleeves and filling in the neck area - I wasn't particularly pleased with my effort. While we were in the UK I picked up a copy of Sew Magazine in it was a pattern for a patchwork cushion cover (it also has a pattern for a flamingo, but that's for the future). So I've now cut David's jumper up further and turned it into a jumper patchwork cushion cover: