Lily's funeral was a truly lovely occasion, better than I'd ever hoped for. Sunshine, stories and songs - even the birds joined in with a sweet chorus during the contemplation - and her favourite daffodils everywhere in full bloom. I know she would have approved.
The yarn for the first three projects in my next book arrived from Rowan a couple of weeks ago and the first deadline looms mid April, so I've really got to pull out all the stops now and get on with it. This has been the longest cooking time ever for me, so I just hope it's reflected in the book's contents!
The book plan's done, I know what the ingredients are, so I now have to bring each design to life with colours, textures, stitches, shapes and trimmings. I'm hoping the first design, one of the biggest knits, will be ready for the sample knitter by the end of the week, and the following two, smaller projects, hopefully ready for knitting by the end of next week - everything sorted, just need to charge up the old grey matter again.
I've put the easter tree up, much to the delight of Izzi and Ava who constantly rearrange the eggs, being the budding designers that they are. The weather is just amazing, time for coffee in the garden, then I'll be ready to pick up my needles again.