I've been busy knitting a commission, not of the 45% kind in my previous post but a request from Pam to knit something for her husband's 70th birthday next week. She wanted a simple round necked jumper and chose the lovely Pure Border Leicester from Blacker design that I used a while back. As ever it was a joy to work with and kept me cosy and warm as it rested on my lap while I knit. I've also made a little present to complement the jumper which I'll give to Andrew next week with maybe a bottle of something nice. Apparently he's quite particular about his socks and usually wears plain subdued ones so it will be interesting to see his reaction. I wonder if he might wear them for his party a week on Saturday, more about that as it happens, Pam and Andrew's parties are legendary.
Pam called round to collect the jumper today and brought me this lovely little box of muscari, the grape hyacinth. They are sitting at the front door at the moment with a couple of pots of crocus all of which can be planted out into the garden later and should grow and increase over the years.
Now I'm knitting a little cardy for Amelia that is well on the way to being finished, I'm just itching to get back to socks and items for my stall in May but I'm also planning a sock related give away soon, watch this space.