Welcome to my blog!

I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Full of the joys of spring!

Lovely spring day again today! It's been lovely and sunny for days now if still a bit chilly and it makes me feel really happy :-) Went out this morning and found this pretty purple chrysanthemum for only £1.25, another reason to smile!  I was out to buy some wool for a cardigan, here it is.......

It's actually a purpley lilacy sort of colour but in the picture it looks blue for some reason. I was really lucky as this was the last of this wool in the shop but three balls short of what I needed but they rang their other shop and they had 4 balls left and it's the same dye lot! Couldn't believe my luck :-) I'll pick up the rest on Friday but it means I can get started before that. I'm busy knitting some fingerless mittens at the moment in a fabulous cabled owl pattern that I found on Ravellry as a freebie and almost done with the first one, not bad seen as I only started it last night!

Another reson to smile! Bought two hyacinth pots last Wednesday and the first one burst into flower over night. Yippee! Such gorgeous flowers and they smell fabulous too! The second one is a pink one and is looking like it might take a day or two yet but will soon be all flowery too :-)


steph said...

lovely flowers ^_^ And the wool looks fab. Photos can do funny things to colours sometimes..tis a mystery! It still looks gorgeous.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful colour wool Lori. I really can't wait to see it knitted up. Lx