Durning a recent holiday to Italy I started my Shalom cardigan but put it aside on returning home to finish more 'pressing' projects. Having finished all my stuff for others (except Katie's ski hat) I decided to make a little headway on something for me.
There is a bit of story behind this yarn! Years ago my grannie Maud made me a beautiful aran sweater, unfortunatly it was too short and too wide, and so kept 'riding' up everytime I wore it. So it sat in the closet for 9 or so years as I couldn't bring myself to give it away or unwind it. That is until I saw this Shalom Knit Along on Natural Suburbia. Granted everyone had probably finished their's by the time I signed up, but, whatever.
I'm really enjoying it, it's very easy to do and is knit in one piece - yeh no sewing up at the end!! like that alot.
On the reading front, I'm currently enjoying the second book from the Little House series, that I bought myself for christmas (I said it was a self indulgent post!). After meeting the Ingalls family in the first book we are introduced to Almanzo and his family in Farmer Boy, as of yet no relation to Laura Ingalls!
Now on to something completely different, I just wanted to post a picture of my hair clip that I wore on christmas eve. Does anyone else, apart from my sister-in-law and niece, think it resembles a raspberry? seriously, green leaves, red berries on christmas eve, I thought it was kinda obvious, no?
And not forgetting, today would have been my mothers birthday, if she hadn't been snatched away from us by cancer 10 years ago. Happy Birthday Mam!
Do you ever find that sometimes things just come up even when your not looking for them? or at least you don't conciously think your looking for them. Yesturday I came across an article entitled "Why do bad things happen to good people"( Mel Lawrence) in which, Mel, had written the following:
If there is a God, why is there so much evil?
If there is no God, why is there so much good?
This has set my mind whizzing!!!