Thursday was officially a knitting day. I had a wonderful time sitting out in the garden in the glorious sunshine, casting on to my heart's content.
First there's Swallowtail, a gorgeous lacy shawl pattern. I'm using a beautiful lace-weight yarn I bought at Yarndale specially for this project.
Look at those beautiful, delicate colours.
I then knitted up a mini sock yarn sweater - to join the previous two, this one and this one, that I've made that will eventually become bunting. I used one of the mini skeins that Grace and I bought between us at Yarndale, I can't wait to knit up the other colourway.
And because knitting shawls is so much fun, I then cast on for another one. For this one I'm using a pattern called The Love of a Pirate and more of the Yarndale goodies. Again, I get quite giddy looking at the lovely colours.
Then in the evening, just for a bit of variety, I cast on some socks!
What a wonderful day, how lucky I am to be able to spend my time like this. I am constantly counting my blessings.
On Friday my husband and I had a little road trip to North Wales. First we visited St Asaph. We had a picnic by the river and visited the tiny cathedral.
Then we went on to Rhyl. The dress I'm wearing is the one I made in September. It's the same pattern (Simplicity 2444) I used for my bed sheet dress and also this dress. I love the style, it's so comfortable to wear.
We walked along the promenade.
Had a paddle in the sea (I can't believe it's actually October and yet still so warm).
Then just sat and enjoyed the lovely warm sunshine.
We ended our day with a lovely meal of fish and chips (what else could you eat at the seaside!)
A most enjoyable early weekend, but now I need to get on with some ironing! I hope that your weekend will be as lovely as mine was.