23 March 2011

A Cornish sea shanty

Last week I put the finishing touches to William's sweater and I am pleased to show the finished article. It was a really straightforward knit, although there were plenty of ends to sew in afterwards!

The pattern said that you only needed one ball of contrast yarn, but I knew in the back of my mind that it wouldn't be enough. Luckily I was able to get another to finish the sweater. It used 1 and a half of the contrast altogether, so the pattern was completely understating the amount. oh well, no real harm done!
I think this is just the right sort of sweater for the spring/summer as its light weight and easy to wash being cotton and acrylic. I just hope that her wears it. I quite want one myself!

On another note, my sister gave birth to a healthy baby girl on saturday 19th weighing in at 8lb 13oz. Quite a big baby! She is gorgeous and very fair. her hair looks almost like spun gold. I've had a lovely few cuddles and hope to see her wearing some of my cardigans soon!
We also had some bad news yesterday. My Nan lost her battle with cancer and passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning, at home in her bed. She was given a couple of months left to live in January, so we had her for a little longer than expected. She was the one who taught me to knit, so I thought this blog would be a nice little tribute to her. Whilst I was at home I saw my nan and grandad evey day as they lived next door to my parents, and they did until they both passed away. I was very close to my Nana and she will be missed terribly. It will be strange not having her so close by any more.
Love you Nana xxx


Bubbles said...

Congratulations on your lovely niece... but I'm really sorry to hear about your Nana. I can't imagine how it must feel for you as 2 of my grandparents died before I was born and the other 2 lived in Pakistan so I was never close to them... even when my grandad eventually came to live with us for 3 years. At least you'll have some amazing memories to share but best of all your knitting :)

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about your nan. It is hard when you lose a loved one but you have her many memories to keep you thinking of her. Congratulations on your niece too, she sounds beautiful. I love the sweater too, how nice with the contrast colors.