Another year has passed and, as of last Sunday, I am another year older. I have been given a lovely selection of gifts and I appreciate them all but I thought I’d show you the amazing shawl my sister knitted for me. I admired one that she had knitted in the early summer and cheekily suggested that she could knit me one too. I am one of those people who is always cold – it has to be a heatwave for me not to need a hot water bottle at night and when most people are thinking about maybe adding a jumper as the temperatures drop I am already in thermals. My husband affectionately refers to me as ‘freak’ on this matter and considering that everyone else around me seems perfectly comfortable whilst my toes my drop off from cold I probably have to agree.
My sister arrived with a gift bag on Friday and there was no way I was going to wait for my birthday to open it. Inside was the most gorgeous shawl; the colours are perfect, the size is perfect and it is so cosy and warm. It is absolutely what I need when I’m sat at my desk or sitting on the sofa.
Isn’t it lovely? I can’t tell you anything about the pattern or yarn (my other sister corrected me when I called them ‘balls of wool’ :D) because it’s a totally foreign language to me.
I tried to do a posh photo of it on the sofa but couldn’t edit out my old postman pat pencil case (aka my sofa painting case) and Lego City box out without it looking odd. I decided to replace fancy with a real life shot and just for good measure I’m going to throw you a picture of my ugly mug because I am modelling my new shawl.
I really am so pleased with this. It is the PERFECT present.
Now that I’ve thoroughly scared you with that photo I will show you something else super pretty. My husband bought me these fun paints to try.
Again, another very sophisticated photo! They are the Pebeo Prisme Fantasy paints. They create a cool pattern as they dry. I’ve seen them used in jewellery making but they say that they go on to most surfaces. I made a few swatches on Yupo paper and only with 3 colours as I can’t get the lids off the other three!
Look at that cool pattern. The photos I took are really bad but I hope to have a play over the next few weeks and have something more impressive to show.
Right I’m off to snuggle in my new shawl.