As a celebration of his retirement, we had a holiday away with our daughters for a week. It's been a while since we've all been away together. As a reminder of holidays gone by, we booked a holiday cottage in North Wales, in Pwllheli to be exact.
It was a wonderful week, I enjoyed every minute of it. We had some lovely walks around the coastal paths on the Llyn Peninsula. The landscape is amazingly beautiful and rugged.
We had a paddle in the sea at Abersoch.
And I was quite emotional at finding the gravestone of one of my ancestors in the church yard in the village of Llanengan.
|Lovely old pub in the village of Llanengan|
It was all over far too quickly, but now that work is a thing of the past, I'm looking forward to lots of time away.
|Our holiday cottage|
The cottage we stayed in was lovely, but the internet reception was poor so I'm trying, this week, to catch up.
Before I went away, I finished my Fair Isle cardigan.
I love the colours, but I'm a bit annoyed with myself that I didn't check my gauge properly. The cardigan is a lovely slim fit, but maybe a bit too snug on the sleeves. Never mind, it's still wearable but would be just that little bit better if there was a little bit of ease around the arms. Details of this project can be found on Ravelry, here.
I also completed the button-through skirt I had been wanting to sew.
I used leftover fabric from a dress I had made last year and buttons recycled from an old dress.
I was so pleased with how easy the button holes were to make. I'll definitely have to make more of these skirts.
It's less than two weeks to go until Yarndale and I'm so looking forward to it. My knitting mojo has deserted me lately and I suspect that the stash busting has had an impact on this. It will be lovely to have an injection of new yarn. I'm sure that will get the creative juices flowing again. In the meantime, I'm knitting up a cardigan in some frogged yarn - not very inspiring but I've only got one more sleeve to do. I'm now busy dreaming of the new yarn that'll be coming home with me shortly.
Have a good week everyone.