Where to start?…. My week off was really wonderful. As I get older, I seem to enjoy going “home” more and more. When I was in high school I couldn’t wait to get out of the Soo which just felt so small and BORING to my teenage brain… now I’m struck by the physical beauty of the northern landscape and just how livable a place it is. I spent the week watching baseball with my Mom (go Jays!) and golfing with my brother, and just relaxing in that floaty, no-agenda, holiday way.
On the knitting front, I did finish my Lucinda while I was away, and boy is it beautiful… the pattern and yarn are a perfect match. I decided my first attempt at the neckline was too tight so I redid it, much to my Mom’s amazement. With the heat this week I couldn’t bear the idea of putting it on to take any photos so I’ll save that for later.
I seem to be in love with Acadia, as I decided to cast on a hat instead of my original plan of sock knitting. The pattern is a freebie called Katahdin, and it’s a pretty straightforward slouchy, stripe hat. I just love the subtle colours and the softness of the Acadia. And I love how quick and gratifying hats are!
The little baby vest above is something my Mom made from the rest of the skein of Madelinetosh Twist Light that I used for the linen stitch glasses case. The pattern is called Louise and it’s another Ravelry freebie. I think the pattern might not be the most clearly written, so it’s probably not for a beginner. Thanks Mom!
Some randoms for a Friday afternoon:
The idea of nail polish on a mug sounds a bit weird to me, but I really like the effect.
I saw this knitting clock on Pinterest… I would love to know how it works! And I wonder how much it would crank out in a month.
This website on yarn substitutions is really great and I need to keep it bookmarked as I always forget about it.
If you’re looking for an end of summer outing, doesn’t a bike tour to wineries in Niagara sound wonderful? I’d love to try the 1:00 O’Clock Cruise with Farm Dog Cycles.
Ok lovely people, that’s it for today. Have a great weekend, and come check out the yarns on sale until next Saturday.