Friday, 3 June 2016

GASP! A finished thing!

Well, I've actually gone and finished something! No, not the HG jumper, which is slow to grow- and very green. I was yearning to start something new! So I did. 

In Skipton I bought a couple of balls of wool for £1 each. They were brightly coloured and my eye was drawn to them. I had a pattern in mind. A little summery waistcoat for a little girl. I started it on WEDNESDAY and finished it last night. It's unheard of! It's also such a quick straight pattern. 
The wool is Katia monkey. Online it's anything up to £6 a ball! Isn't it sunny! Actually this knit has a lot of sunshine knit into it. The pattern also called for beads which I didn't have. I was going to make teeny Pom Poms instead. However, a mercy dash to my friends yielded some perfect beadery. 
It was completed at about 11.30pm last night! I needed to finish it because it's for the daughter of a friend we are seeing tomorrow. The HG and I are off to the Midlands for the weekend, something I've been looking forward to for ages. Today we are off to Kennilworth castle and then tomorrow the biggie- The Black Country Museum. I have wanted to go there for ages. I've been to Beamish a few times and loved it. I've seen the BCM on telly and it looks great. 
Anyway Ta dahhhhhh





My friend has two girls but I need to check which size to knit the other one. So extra presents will be bought in case one is distraught at not receiving her knitted gift from me! 
I hope they like it! And it's not " Oh how lovely, you really shouldn't have!" said in *that* voice which means no, you REALLY shouldn't have. 

Right, going to get a move on and check I've got everything! 
Oops forgot the photos of Barnard Castle ...
View from the castle. 
More next post X 


Lots of love from 
Rachel *Judith Chalmers* Radiostar xxx 

30 comments:

  1. cute little waistcoat, enjoy your trips. x

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    1. Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed our little jaunt!

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  2. A lovely sunny knit - I don't mind you mentioning sun as it's so gorgeous here!

    I love Barnard Castle, we go to Bowes Museum a lot and I enjoy having a poke around the town afterwards.

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    1. Bowes museum was advertising a V&A shoe exhibition- I'd have loved to have gone in but had no time.

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  3. Awww that is such a cute little waistcoat. My Ruby would love that.
    Yay.........welcome to The Midlands. You will love The Black Country Museum. It's awesome. Never been to Kenilworth Castle I don't think....unless it was in the misty, murky past when I was at school.
    Beamish is on my 'to do' list. I've been wanting to go for years.
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend-x-

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    1. I honestly couldn't rank both Beamish or BCLM into first or second places because they are both such fantastic places!

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  4. I hope you have a lovely trip and your yarn was a bargain wasnt it x

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    1. I know! Bitterly regretting not getting more now!

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  5. Lovely wool, just the sort of thing that I would wear with a plain tee and jeans.

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    1. If I go back I might just buy the wool and knit one for you...just don't be holding your breath for the knit!!

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  6. :-) Lovely waistcoat, well done. Have a super weekend and may the sun shine on you.
    J x

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    1. The sun shone beautifully! It was great x

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  7. Love the waistcoat and the beads look fab on the ties. You've done really well to get it knitted up so quickly, I'm sure your friends little girl will love it. Sounds like you have a busy but fun weekend ahead of you. We've thought about Beamish a few times but have always been put off by reviews about horrendous queues, is it true? xx

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    1. Only bad queues if you go peak season about midday!! We always make sure we get to these places for well ten mins before opening. That way when you've done visiting and are knackered, you are not too far away from the car!

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  8. Loving the waistcoat, so 'happy'. Never been to Beamish, have fun at the Black Country Museum xx

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    1. Maybe we should have a bloggy trip
      Out!!

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  9. What gorgeous colours and such bargainous wool! Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend. X

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    1. I'm hoping they e some left next time I go

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  10. The waistcoat is beautiful and love the yarn. Have a great weekend
    Carolx

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    1. Thanks Carol, hope all is well with you xx

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  11. Ooh you'll be just around the corner from me!! *waves* you must try the chips whilst you're there. And the ales. And the sweeties. And go up the tunnel!! Have fun x

    That waistcoat is the sweetest. Such lovely colours.

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    1. I went up the tunnel!! Loved it and I would have waved to
      You had I known you were near!

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  12. You are Very Clever Indeed :-). Have a sooper dooper weekend xx

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  13. aw, that's so sweet, and speedy! Got to love a speedy project.

    Hope you have had a good weekend, and I hope you've taken Kim's advice and scoffed the chips. I wouldn't need telling twice with that one! :O) x

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    1. I was too full from being a greedy mare at the hotel breakfast!!

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  14. It's lovely and you were so quick, like you say sunshiny colours I'm sure she will love it, enjoy your weekend. :) xx

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