I love this time of the year as suddenly one week into February the days are getting longer and the sun is up earlier. On the way to school, I spotted lots of signs of spring with new buds on trees and snowdrops in gardens.
Last week I finished a present for my sister – a Blue/Grey Baktus. It seeemed to take a very long time to knit. I used J C Rennie 100% lambswool bought from my current favourite wool shop in Crouch End called Nest. I finished the ends with some beads, the centre bead is a large laborodite and there are smaller faceted laborodites and grey pearls at the ends. This wool washes and blocks so beautifully.