Saturday, 17 January 2015

TODAY IS THE DAY....

.... that my youngest grandson goes to Australia x We have had a week of goodbyes ..... and today I contemplated hibernating and descending into a soggy mess x BUT... you know what its like .. the sun decided to shine ... and it has been frosty over night and the air is crisp and breathable ... and the dogs need walking ... and THATS LIFE for you ... you lay plans ... and they change xx

SO.. the dogs are walked .. and going out again later ..... the sun is still shining .. and I'm not that person anyway xx

I finished a cardigan .. FOR ME!!!..and did my best to get some pictures that show the true colour... not happening x ...


it is a lovely purple/blue with flecks of red...


I tried with the light on ... and out side!..



you just have to believe me!! lol x I have recently been seeing clothes with odd buttons ... so I joined in the trend....


......In 1971/72 the UK went from imperial to metric currency and for about 12 months before that the price of goods was shown in BOTH ........ the pattern I used .. (what do you mean that woman is wearing a wig!!).....



.....has BOTH prices ... mmm I think it is time it was used x My mum remembers buying it ... and was going to do it ... one day !... sound familiar! lol x The price was  ONE  SHILLING ... cant get a pattern for one POND now !! ... my grandsons don't even know what a shilling was!... now I feel OLD! Talk about living history xx

.... off to play with some purple fabric now x

ps..... I did (for a fleeting moment!) contemplate housework as a way to keep busy ...... the urge didn't last thank goodness x

Diane x

12 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great cardy there Diane! What, is your GS coming here for good?

Janice Smith said...

Purple is extremely difficult to photograph accurately. It has something to do with the color wave lengths. Next time when you try it, also include something yellow and something blue in the photo and the purple may photograph in truer form.

Maggi said...

A great cardigan. Glad you've had something to take your mind off the departure.

Pinnylea Creations said...

You'll see him again before you know it. Love the colour of the cardi, I"ve a few patterns like that too! xx

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Keep yourself occupied with fun projects - certainly not housework! Xxx

kiwikid said...

Phew!!! Thank goodness you avoided the housework bug....that was close!!! Sewing is so much better for you!! Lol!! And much more enjoyable! Love the cardy...nice to do something for you...I started one for me three years ago, is packed in a box now...maybe one day!!
xx

kiwikid said...

Phew!!! Thank goodness you avoided the housework bug....that was close!!! Sewing is so much better for you!! Lol!! And much more enjoyable! Love the cardy...nice to do something for you...I started one for me three years ago, is packed in a box now...maybe one day!!
xx

Michele said...

It is a beautiful sweater and I just love the color.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

I love the colour of your cardigan - it is so pretty! I am sure that your grandson will be fine over here - where abouts is he going to live?
You know that if you leave the housework long enough you will find that you don't need to do it at all!!

Janet said...

Lovely sweater!! I like the idea of the odd buttons too. Much better to put your pent up energy into knitting and sewing than housework!

loulee said...

Your cardy looks lovely.

Gisela Suski said...

The cardigan is lovely, it will live a long time.