I finally cast off my shawl at midnight last night, I used Stephen West's simple Boneyard shawl pattern and adjusted it to include a lace row instead of a garter stitch row. I'm excited to block it (definitely needs blocking) and will show you, I think its turned out rather big and lovely. I used Rowan Fine Art yarn which is an absolute pleasure to knit with.
I wanted to show you my husband Andy's bargain of the week which he bought for me, a charity shop find at £4(!) for this beautiful Shelly 1930's cake stand in absolutely mint condition, not a chip in site. I adore the colours and the design, it really means that I have no excuse to have a tea party now :o)
Otherwise, its all the little things like these Merchant and Mills scissors which are making me smile and my growing collection of plastic kitschy Acorn and Will birdy brooches and flower earrings.
I popped in one of my free gifts from my gift bag after purchasing 2 skin care products on Saturday in the photo below. It's this sweet pink tube of CC cream which is really a rather lovely little treat for my face which I want to try and be mindful of looking after as I head towards my mid-forties. I have always been a sunshine girl and have been naughty over the years not protecting my skin adequately, hopefully better late than never in my case.
Oh and last, but not least is some "Alice" yarn, how could I possibly have resisted? I am hoping my colour combination choice will work, we'll see!