It's been an interesting week, busy, slightly stressful but ultimately turning out well. Fiona has taken her last two A level exams and has now finished school! We've all suffered with her through this last couple of weeks of revising and trying to keep well and I'm so relieved we've come out in one piece. She can now officially start her summer which is so well deserved after all her hard work. It's an exciting prospect for her with the year 13 prom (a party on a boat on the river Thames no less!), leavers supper, founders day at school and her theoretically' adult' first holiday abroad with the girls. Oh be still my panicking heart I shall have to organise an awful lot of things to do that week to keep myself from thinking too much. How exciting for her to be on the threshold of all those possibilities I'm thrilled for my girl....
Knitting wise I've been progressing slowly with the Ruby Tuesday cardigan and its lovely. Mostly stocking stitch which is a little mind numbing and does make me realise how much of a process knitter I am rather than a product knitter!
Thoroughly enjoying the Drops alpaca and I do seem to be suffering less problems with the escaping fibres drifting up my poor nose! The only thing I can't seem to capture accurately here is the colour. It is a lot more green, a real dark petrol colour. Even the picture of the ball seems more blue.
There's lots of great sport for me to watch whilst knitting, so even though the French Open has finished (congratulations Rafa, what a massive star you are) there is now the tennis at Queen's club and the Euro 2012 football to savour - yes I am an avid sport watcher. So just bring on Wimbledon and the Olympics and I'll be in absolute heaven.
Book wise Madame Bovary is moving on very slowly, but that is not the fault of the book particularly, more I've had so much going on in my life. Alongside Madame Bovary I'll be starting our next book group choice this week which is 'Painter of Silence' by Georgina Harding. Having seen the synopsis and read reviews I'm really looking forward to it. Has anyone read it yet?
Well off I go, much housework, gardening, lifts to give and food shopping to do, I must remember to fit in some knitting time later when I finally sit down. Hope you have a very happy day.
As always for lots of other fantastic projects on the go and books being read please pop on over to Tamis place and Ginny's place. Also I've found this other lovely blog with a link for Keep calm and craft on what a lovely thought!