Monday, 14 September 2009

Early Birthday

Crocheted Hat, Scarf & Gloves By LynneIt's my birthday on Thursday but the celebrations started a little early. Chris and I went up to visit his family in Manchester this weekend and we had such a fab time!

On Saturday we had a lovely barbecue. Chris was head chef and he did a great job. The weather was just right and we sat outside until gone 9pm. We even saw bats flitting about at twilight which Chris's Dad and brother found a little bit perturbing.

I got some wonderful birthday pressies from Chris's Mum and Dad. Lynne made me this fantastic hat, scarf and gloves set. They're crocheted in a beautiful blend of pinks. Isn't she clever? When Chris and I get a place next year I'll probably have a shed for beadmaking so Lynne thought that the fingerless gloves would come in useful during the winter lampworking months and she's not wrong - from previous shed experience I know that they are very chilly places from November through to March. Chris's parents also gave me a pair of china mugs featuring a pretty poppy design for the Chris And Laura Box.

The long journey to Manchester and back meant that I got a lot of sock-knitting done so I'll have another pair to show you in the near future. I do like Manchester - I've been there several times now and everyone is always so jovial and friendly. Great place!

8 Comments

Caroline B said...

That's a very pretty set - isn't she a clever lady!

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Pleased you had such a good time in Manc! You have some lovely gifts... lucky you! Hopefully we can meet up next time ;O)

J xxx

Lisapmac said...

Gorgeous Set, it makes me want to have a go at Crochet as well.

We have some family and manchester and we always have a fab time whenever we go and the shopping is great - well anything is compared to Scarborough, North Yorks.

:)

Jelveh Designs said...

Happy early birthday Laura girl...hope the week continues to be great & turns in to even a better year...your gift is yummy...
I so remember my fingerless gloves at the torch in Oxford, far cry from my space here now, its been so hot and dry since we came back to California, it rained for the first time the other day and it reminded me of the lovely rains in Oxford...miss you much
will be in London on the 24th for about 3 hours at heathrow, on my way to Istanbul...so wish it was 3 days and we could hang out...miss you lots...

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Mel P said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Lady for tomorrow. Have a splendid day. This set is scrummy!

Laura said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

And Janine - yes, we MUST meet up!

Laura x

Sue Doran said...

I'd love to make a blue version of these items for myself. Do you know where Chris's mum got the pattern from?