I've also really pushed on with my crochet. I love the fact that I can do it while Mark is driving us to and from work. The commute had always felt like a lost hour or so. Now I've got something pretty to show for it. Here's the throw so far.
The wool that I bought last week for this project has been more or less used up, so I had a fab excuse to go back to 'The Knitting Parlour' again today. This time I haven't messed around. I bought a couple more balls of the pale yellow, three balls of a pale apricot and three more balls of the red multi-colour wool. I hoping that this will give me enough to finish the throw and create a couple of matching cushion covers - although the cushion covers will have to wait until I've done the baby blanket for my colleague.
Actually I've had an amazing day today. Last week I noticed a beautiful evening gown in a shop in Malvern. Today Mark went shopping with me and we went back to this shop to have closer look. I tried on several dresses and they all had that elusive 'wow' factor. In the end Mark bought me one! We go to quite a few formal events each year and I've been 'rotating' several long black dresses for about five years. This dress is completely different and I love it. Unfortunately I can't post a picture quite yet because it needed a couple of small alterations to fit me perfectly. I'm picking it up in two weeks time.
Just to finish off our lovely trip, we also went out for lunch. I had a goats cheese salad - which was delcious. I adore the combination of goats cheese and walnuts but I never bother to do it at home because Mark hates both of them!
Hope that you are all having an equally nice weekend!