I had a fantastic weekend and returned late last night tanned and rested with a new WIP in my hands--Madli's shawl.
That's because I finished the body of Jenna's test-knit-sweater. I even remembered to take pictures bathed in beautiful sunshine.
Here's one of the finished body. Unfortunately the bottom cables are being stubborn so they're hard to see. Take my word for it, they're gorgeous and their construction is pure genius.
Here's a close up. Inside was the only place it would work so the colour is wrong. But check out the texture:
All this knitting happened on my birthday when Craig took the kids fishing and I just lazed around. It was fantastic. When they returned we ate fish and souvlaki and cake and I opened all my fun gifts.
Emma bought me some hair clips and a butterfly magnet (a sparkly one) and a Kit Kat bar, all from Tweeds fabulous dollar store.
Alexander used the $15 gift certificate he won at the Rashotte's Home Hardware 10th Anniversary party to buy me a new beach towel and a fancy umbrella.
I should also mention Emma won the Home Hardware's colouring contest.
I also got some great knitting accessories--some folding scissors and a snazzy light that clips to my clothes or the sun visor in the car so I can knit on the road. It worked great as we crawled along the 401 on our way home.
Craig finagled me a fabulous gift--this Wednesday I'm off to the San Francisco area for 5 days away. He's going to work, but I'm going to play. I'll be in staying in Livermore but hope to explore the Bay area. I already have one knit-related gathering to attend, but would love suggestions on other things to do, places to visit, people to meet.
I haven't been away in a few years and have never been to California. Woohoo!