I plodded through last night and managed to get my cardigan finished at last. And this morning, with a cool spring morning, I have been wearing it with much love and satisfaction.
I learned how to pick up stitches quickly, neatly and easily last night so there’s the added bonus of having a new trick up my cardigan sleeve as well.
I’m very pleased that I stuck with a hood instead of just a collar. I doubt I’ll ever put the hood on but it just makes the garment feel a little more modern. I’m determined to wear it to music practice tonight as a bit of a brag . . . let’s face it . . . we’ve got to shine our lights on our gifts from time to time.
And as I was wandering around the garden this morning I was admiring my Kaimai Sunset rose climbing against my bedroom wall and just had to share it with you. This poor rose has had a few struggles this year with rust and aphids but it’s had a spray now and is really starting to show its true colours. It’s quite a sight as you drive up to the house each day. Thank you Anne Marie for your very wise suggestion of rose.