I had a great weekend. I played with Alice, cooked, visited my parents and ignored my housework.
Oh, and I knit this:
Pattern: Centrique by the ridiculously talented Stolen Stitches, kindly modelled by Alice in the garden this evening.
Needles: 4.5mm KnitPicks Options
Yarn: Zettl Treviso sock yarn (from Lidl), 1 ball
This yarn is ridiculously cheap, but it was great for this shawl. Nice and light, but very good stitch definition.
I knit like the proverbial wind this weekend. I cast on for this on Saturday night, and blocked it last night at about 11pm. Did you ever just hit a knitting "sweet spot" where you get in the groove and just churn it out? That's what this was. Pure joy knitting. I think it was a combination of yarn, pattern and motivation. I'm making this for one of the ladies in my knitting group who's a bit poorly at the moment, and I think this should cheer her up.
We meet on Tuesday nights (Starbucks beside the Leisureplex in The Blanchardstown Centre, 7-9pm in case you're interested in coming along) so I really wanted to give it to her this Tuesday. And I shall!
Doesn't it look great? I'm delighted with it. Definitely something I'll make again, I think.
Alice & I made her a Get Well Soon card this evening too. I think it's cute:
I also managed to finish this:
It's the dress for Alice's teddy/bunny. A bit tight, methinks. Perhaps she could do with laying off the carrots for a while. Still, it's an outift, and it has a hole for her tail, too:
This is my attempt at a Lindsay Lohan type red carpet photo where they contort their heads round so you can see their butt. I know, I'm no Lord Litchfield, but you get the idea. You can see the tail poking out. :D
In other FANTASTIC news, I've been nominated for 3! (THREE!!) Irish Blog Awards! Two are for this blog in different categories, and the other is for a joint blog run by myself and Wyvernfriend: Irish Knitting & Crochet. In fairness, though, most of the credit for the Irish Knitting blog really should go to Wyverfriend, she does an amazing job of work every week posting the Irish Crafty Blog update. I just tinker in the background and add the odd bit of news. Still! Whoopee!
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