So instead of fondling new yarn, I had to find something else to do when we got home. We decided to make the kids' rooms spring ready (finally), do some serious dusting and hoovering, and while we were upstairs and the beds were being changed, I decided to put Gail out for blocking, which I bound off last night.
here, and then got started on Gail nearly straight away... to leave it a few days later when I realized that I had lots of baby knitting to do, and the shawl could wait. And wait. And wait...
Last week, after finishing Lapwing, I decided it had waited long enough. And it was quite amazing how quickly I managed to finish it once I got back to it!
Can't wait to wear it! (I do now realize I need a new coat to go with it... haha.)
Next project up is another WIP, my Saskia... Another one that has been lying at the bottom of my knitting basket for way too long!
And now for something completely different, as we did more yesterday than knit and watch politicians go blablabla on telly... We lured my mom to the townhall to receive a royal honour. She is now officially a 'lid in de orde van Oranje-Nassau', an honour she really deserved after decades of voluntary work and enormous service to society! Here's my mom getting her honour from the mayor!
Here are the other two 'winners' with their partners, and me and my sis goofing in the background (it was picture number 25,301, and we were starting to joke around a bit). Afterwards, we had a lovely lunch and my mom said that even though she hard started suspecting something this weekend, she never expected this. Little did she know how much trouble we had keeping all this a secret for the last three months...