I do hope you’ve been enjoying all the sunshine – I’ve been out in the garden getting stuck into a few personal knitting projects (I feel like it has been a while!). I finished off a cute ‘Holly Belly Warmer’ top for my son (who’s remark was ‘wow, it’s beautiful!’, which makes a nice change as he usually refuses to wear anything I’ve made him), and I also made myself a Magic Treetop Bag (from the wonderful Tiny Owl Knits pattern range). It didn’t turn out quite how I had in mind, but with some tinkering and the adding of some tiny red berry bells, I am liking it very much. Although I still need an over-sized wooden button for the front I think… I’ve also made two hats for some sweet twins who are turning three this week, and I’ve started on another hat for me!
My excuse for all this ‘not working’ is that I’ve just celebrated my birthday. My lovely boys took me on a early birthday/mothers day adventure last week to Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire.
It was amazing, a proper castle-castle! We saw knights at tourney, archery, medieval dancing and a falconry display (where Bilbo the owl decided he was going to fly inches above my head. Repeatedly. I’ve never before been thwacked on top of the head by an owl’s wing, but I can add that to the list now!).