Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter 2011

On Easter Sunday we got lost in the woods at 1,500 metres. At one point I was even more confused by the sight of these cowslips, the first I've ever seen outside the English South Downs.

We wandered around for a couple of hours but failed to find the lake we were aiming for, yet we did find the last of the winter's snow.
Fortunatly we finally came across a mountain inn which had a few pieces of cake leftover from lunch.
Thus fortified we gave up on the hills and luckily found a road which we stuck to all the long way back to the car.

Pratizzano Pass

Of course being a bank holiday weekend the weather was not at its best.

But Easter Monday's restaurant was warm and cosy.

A real traditional restaurant where I counted no less than 12 separate courses, I gave up after the four different types of tortelli but MIL and hubby pushed on through the various roasts and even squeezed in a piece of cake..

And what does a knitter give for Easter presents? knitted egg cosies of course!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tiptoe through the tulips.

These tulips are a bit funny, they smell of wool!

And in theme...traditional austrian costume socks from 'around the world in knitted socks'.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Spring is bustin out all over

Well summer really. In Italy we seem to miss out on the inbetween bit from cold to hot weather and consequently flowers are thrown out of sync , late daffs alongside early geraniums.

The wisteria has excelled itself yet again, the scent fills the house and intoxicates the cats who are all fast asleep under the porch. All rivalty forgotten in a happy hopeless heap.

Whilst inside the house we have vases of dafs and tulips here and there. Not having green fingers, the needles come to the rescue.

Miss you dad.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Knitted in organic 4 ply cotton

pattern by Carol Feller

Part of a KAL on Rav,

and for those not in the know, nothing kinky involved, a KAL is simply a knitalong with everyone doing the same model but naturally in different wools and tensions.

Oh and its a top down pattern, that means no sewing up at the end but a long boring bit to knit in the middle.