Mostly though, my weekend was spent trying to catch time to keep going with the knitting of Dh's Stonehaven Jumper ....... its getting mighty close as you can see. Not tooooo much more of the sleeve to go and then I'll have the collar. I'm really hoping I can get it finished before the MKAL starts.
The organisers of the Outlander Mkal had to change the name to Dragonfly Mkal due to some trouble with copyright.
I'm looking forward to making this shawl. My yarns arrived from Bendigo Mills for collection at the post office on Saturday morning! After a bit of a debate and asking hubbie for input ....... I'll be using the Mink and Shadow colours. We have a clue of "plaid" and I think these will work well together and give a bit of a hint of "Thompson" Clan, being my maiden name (or at the least, the name I was born with).
After taking that photo from the previous post with the tartan project bag, I've been thinking about how those windows on that end of "The Beehive" (aka the cabin), needed to be painted . DH originally started painting them to match the guttering of the house since it sits right next to it ...... but this end is not visible to the road since it ends at the washing line and has a high fence beside it. As the wood pile from here gets used, my plan has been to turn this area into a little cottage garden which will be nice for the Beehive setting as well. I pulled out some old paints we had here .... and also did a couple of touches elsewhere. DH presented me with a planter box he made up for the area! I also claimed the very old wheelbarrow (which I intend to paint also). It's a work in progress - I'm ok with doing it bit by bit ...... it has all of Autumn and Winter to get ready!
|A full view from the clothes line looking down.|