I managed a little knitting on the road to Manchester and back, until one of my DPNs went flying who knows where, after getting caught in the yarn ball. I had no spares with me as I was using set of KnitPro Karbonz and have no spares! Nevertheless, a good start was made on these big beauties for my son's size 10 feet. Easy mindless travel knitting and easy mindless 'braindead on school evenings' knitting. Perfect!
After a couple of 'reccy'' trips to 'The Crafty Ewe' in Norwich to see what they had in store, I have finally managed to spend my birthday vouchers, given by two of my children back in July. I didn't want to squander the amount on odd balls, but I'm a very fussy mare when it comes to sweater patterns for myself and it has been a long hard search to find something that I liked.
As you can see the yarn is a a gorgeous deep purple with tweedy flecks of pink, blue and violet and is a merino wool and cashmere mix. I'll show you my pattern choice once I get the yarn on the needles, which must not be until any Christmas knitting is completed.
There was a beautiful ethereal mist hanging over the lake as we arrived, but as you can see, it magically lifted to reveal a beautiful clear blue sky.
Oscar was on good sniffing form after several days away from his favourite daily walk space and had a extra run on the field, as we stopped for a coffee and to enjoy the sunshine.
All in all, it's been a very busy but lovely half-term, catching up with family and having fun. Right, I'd better get some school planning done before, hopefully, making a little bit more time for a few stitches!