Sunday, 14 July 2013

More Summer Sun

Ah another lovely day has been had!  Yesterday was hot, so we spent the day in the garden in the paddling pool and rounded off the day with a bbq.  Especially nice as, of course, my husband does the cooking that way and I only have to whip up a salad!!
Today we got to the PYO and got loads of lovely strawberries and I remembered my purse today, so go me!
Weather has been glorious again today, so had a couple of friends over for strawberries and scones with clotted cream - fabulous!

Knitting wise I have finished my Boo knits shawl - hurrah.  It has been lovely to knit and I will miss it now, but there are other things on my list, so won't be bored for long.  Actually, there are some roses that I need to get on with ...
Back to the shawl, it now needs blocking - something I have never done before.  So, I have looked on the internet for instructions, and found that I do not have quite the right equipment.  I'm too impatient, so have improvised.  I do have pins, but not enough and I don't have a water spray (except the one in the greenhouse - don't think that counts).
Therefore, I'm doing half of it and using a water pistol!!  I don't think it can harm it, so will see how it goes.  Will post finished pictures if it works!!


  1. Congrats on your finished scarf! It is lovely and I love the color! Also loved your improvising blocking technique :)

  2. Blocking with a water pistol? That ROCKS! Your shawl looks lovely.

  3. Isn't it such gorgeous weather, nothing to be done really only enjoy it while we have it !
    That's so cool blocking with a water pistol ! I'm so gonna get me a water pistol to do it ! Well done on the finish and can't wait to see the finished scarf.

  4. I often have frequent arguments with my blocking...good luck!

  5. You did a beautiful job on your shawl! I've never blocked anything yet but I love your improvised method! Unfortunately, i have no squirt guns.....I should get some!

  6. All that blocking will be worth it! That scarf will look fabulous when it's done!

  7. Improvising can't hurt at all. It will be a butterfly emerging from its little cocoon when it's dried and ready for its photo shoot.

  8. Love the shawl, and your blocking technique sounds great. I don't have anything to spray water, so I just soak things that need to be blacked, and them squeeze out most of the water by rolling them in a towel before pinning them.

    1. Sorry for a delay in replying - it came out OK in the end!! You are right - I just got carried away with spraying and it wasn't until after that I realised I should have just dunked it!!

  9. Water pistol, best idea ever! :D