This weekend has been a good one! It started off with a magnificent victory for Liverpool over our arch rivals, Manchester United in the FA Cup. It has been a lean few decades with a few notable exceptions (Champions League) following Liverpool, so victories like this are to be cherished. Next round is home to Brighton...The celebrations carried on from there, with my 'little' brother's 39th birthday on Saturday, which was a quiet affair for reasons you'll see in a minute- just a family tea at my parent's house.
Sunday was a cold and early start to watch the above mentioned brother run a metric marathon along the 'Strawberry Line' cyclepath, a distance of 26.2 km. He ran with a friend, and they managed to finish in 2 hours 35 minutes- an excellent time especially given that the temperature couldn't have been more than a couple degrees above freezing! They ran for a charity too, with my brother requesting sponsorship instead of birthday presents. He is turning into a lovely person in his old age!
Over the weekend I've made more progress on the blanket, with 3 strips finished and 4 out of 10 done on the next strip. It's growing at last, which is encouraging:
|Amy Butler picnic rug/ blanket knitted in Debbie Bliss yarn!|
|So cute when he's snuggled up- but he's doing a bit too much of this!|