We stayed in Church Stretton, as last year, and enjoyed some lovely walks in the mountains and around the town.
|And the Sun shone eventually.|
I must admit we didn't do as much walking as last year because, the first cricket test match and the Tour de France were on television. So whilst the amount of walking was reduced, the knitting time was significantly increased.
I've already shown you the socks I knitted last week. I wore them on one of our treks into the mountains and they were a great fit. During the holiday, I also knitted up a shawl.
The pattern is Campside by Alicia Plummer, a free download on Ravelry.
I've been trying to find a pattern for this yarn, which I bought quite some years ago. It's very pink, which doesn't bother me, I'm a pink girl, but every time I started knitting something, it just didn't feel right so I ripped it out. Finally, I thought I would try this pattern. Grace is knitting it and hers looked great. I must say, this shawl is just perfect for the yarn, it's a merino mix, lovely and soft and great definition for the eyelets pattern.
|This isn't the true colour. The first two pics are more accurate.|
I haven't blocked it yet, I was too impatient to get photos, so I'm hoping that the kite shape will become more triangular. Full details of my project and yarn used can be seen on my Ravelry pattern page, here.
It's such a relief to get this yarn out of the stash pile, it's been haunting me for a while. This project counts as one of my stash busting projects for the Tour de France KAL. I'm so busy stash busting for this KAL that my other KALs and CALs are falling behind. Next up it's some fingerless mittens with some leftover sock yarn. I hoping to see a significant reduction in the stash by the end of the Tour. An excellent opportunity to then go out and buy some more yarn!