April on the Needles (and hook)

Looking back at my finished projects this month I’m surprised how little I have achieved. It’s a sign that summer is coming and knitting will give way to growing for a while. Not pictured here is the huge beast of a jumper knitted for the teen – which used 13 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – no wonder there has been little else on the needles!

Any way, Easter knitting was fun and I did manage to finish a couple of gifts (still secret so no pictures yet). Now  the weather is warming up, I’m turning my thoughts to Christmas knitting and lots of tiny projects which I can work on in the garden, all suggestions for summer knitting and crochet welcome.

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  1. oooh I am intrigued by the strawberry shortcake ! what is it ? …and this is not busy? heavens you have done loads of fab things xx

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  2. How can you say you haven’t achieved much in April!!! You have done well, I think. Love the Bag and Easter gooddies. Oxford sounded like fun too, I love it there.
    Hopefully see you soon. Have a great Easter
    H x

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  3. Tracey Todhunter

     /  April 21, 2011

    Andrea – you will have to wait for the Strawberry Shortcake to be revealed!
    Heike – Thank you, I am crossing my fingers that I’ll be spending lots of time in Oxford visiting the teen. It really is a beautiful city.

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  4. Ali

     /  April 23, 2011

    What a busy bunny you have been this spring!! …such a mix of lovely wooliness…and cottoniness?!
    Ali x

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