With my partner being roped into working another Saturday, my daughter and I headed off to see my parents for the day. I love going to my parents house it's always like going home, they still live in my childhood home. It's so nice that my daughter can see all the things that I used to when I was a child, the frog spawn in the pond, the tree my swing hung from, my favourite climbing tree and the best places to find snails!
My mum also keeps chickens my daughter really enjoys collecting the eggs and petting them. I wasn't keen on chickens but I've warmed to them slightly I wouldn't want to pick them up though!
Unlike my daughter who is much braver than me!
Another thing I like to do when I'm at my parents house is to pop over to a near by antiques shop with my Dad that sells everything from true antiques to modern day so there's a lot in between. I'm afraid I got a little snap here being full of great things to photograph.....
retro sewing machine
Collection of knitting needles all reasonably priced.
I was very restrained and only bought one thing that I just couldn't leave behind. Sometimes you just know you'll regret it if you don't get it....so I did.
It's a vintage shawl, but I'm thinking I might use it on my bed as long as everyone promises not to sit on it! (I'm guessing this wont happen)
So on to the scarf I don't know if you remember, but I posted a photo of some new wool I'd bought on my visit to the wool shop well its been used.
It's wonderful quality yarn and very soft.
Making a start, shortly after I had added the second ball of wool/yarn I'm not sure what happened but I managed to increase the stiches to my scarf sort of ballooned out! opps!
So I had to undo a fair bit and start again which is always a bit disheartening when things like that happen but I persevered.
Here we go all finished.
I put a trim on just to neaten the edges and to add a little detail and colour.
Trying to show you what it looks like on!
Well it's certainly still cold enough for a scarf here so looks like I might get to wear it a few times before its packed away for winter.