|Pattern name is: Ashore by Laura Aylor|
This winter I've been quite industrious getting the hitchhiker scarf completed (my first bit of knitting in 23yrs!!), a jumper finished for Pete (and then starting on a hooded jumper for myself! This is the first time I've ever knitted anything other than a scarf for myself! Let me tell you that it has been quite the learning curve, but also a lot of fun since it was a Knit Along that was being run by the designer herself.... Laura Aylor (this link will take you to her blog). Laura ran the KAL on her Ravelry Group, and let me tell you that there was plenty of encouragement and help along the way, both from Laura and other participants. I even managed to finish it in time and had my name drawn out as one of the winners for a prize of 3 beautiful looking yarns that will be heading my way soon! Laura has some amazing designs and the best part about this jumper was that it was all worked in one piece so to speak...... no seams to sew at the end of it which has been great!
I'm keen to knit a few more items for myself ...... however I have quite the list of sewing that needs some attention also. My little cabin is calling me out to the sewing machine....... but of course it also holds all my yarn supplies and has the most comfy sofa for sitting on and looking through patterns lol........... And of course it's the time here to get the vegie garden planted up....... which is what I've been doing this weekend. I managed to get it all weeded out and then planted with lots of various seedlings which hopefully will give us a nice crop. The fruit trees all seem to be doing well setting fruit - apricots, white nectarines, plum, peaches. I'm hoping the berry canes all do well too........ if not then I may end up pulling them out. This will be their 2nd year so I hope to see something decent from them. Unfortunately all the strawberries except 4 of them disappeared over winter with not a trace of them to be seen.
Well now, since its been such a while since I've posted and I've had so much trouble trying to download my photos (still can't get the ones from my iphone ..hmmm) I best finish here.
Hope your weekend has been a good one