Saturday, October 25, 2008

Long weekend

We've just had a long weekend here (Labour Day - which is like a 'workers' holiday - of course in my profession there is no such thing as a day off - but nice to have DH home for an extra day and have some family time).

I got lots of knitting done - finished off some projects, made 3 (!) squares for M's blanket and even got some swatching done. The sun was out yesterday and I managed to get my vegetable seedlings in - let's hope there are no late frosts now!!

My Mum was also up visiting. This means only one thing...a trip to the yarn store!

Mum bought some wool to make this adorable sweater for M1 (Rav link) - from Zoe Mellor's Adorable Knits for Tots. I've loved this for ages so luckily I was able to talk her into doing the pattern I liked - thanks Mum!!

I was wanting to sort my wool for Cherry but they didn't have the colour I wanted. Luckily a quick trip to Spotlight on the way home resulted in a cardigan's worth of Serenity finding its way home with me. I flagged the 'buy myself a knitting book for Christmas' idea and got yarn instead hehe. (I've even swatched it already...talk about keen!). The only sad bit is realising I'm not going to be able to make a start till I get through the very long list of Xmas knitting

Serenity by Patons


I also bought a ball of Soy/Cotton - its by Yarn Bee called "Down to Earth "- just wanted to try it out. There are also a couple of other interesting blends in the range including a bamboo/cotton (much cheaper than Serenity but they didn't have a red sadly) and an acrylic/cotton. I'm a sucker for trying out a new yarn. I've knitted with bamboo and corn fibre, now soy...wonder what they'll be making yarn out of next!!!

Down to Earth

Was it a holiday for you too? How did you spend your long weekend?

13 comments:

lucky knitter said...

It wasn't a holiday weekend here! Too bad. I love those long weekends. Very nice stash enhancements!

Denise said...

Nope we had a long weekend a couple of weeks ago. Glad you enjoyed yours. Love the knits you showed, I have to say that is one of the best CPH's I've seen. I honestly haven't seen the cables stand out as well as that on others, it's got me thinking of making one for me ;-)
You know they make yarn with milk now too!!!

Fresh Tea : said...

Loving that red bamboo, now need to go to spotlight myself and shop, shop, shop!!!

Rose Red said...

I so desperately want that red Serenity but my stupid Spotlight doesn't stock it - at all! Gah! I've checked out the Yarn Bee yarn too - it looks pretty good actually but wish they had it in red!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend G :) Must be fab having your Mum able to pop over for the weekend - such a difference to this time last year huh

Anonymous said...

Like to know what have you done with the Yarn Bee soy yarn? Spotlight S'pore is giving an introductory sales for SGD3.47 each and sure I will be getting it!

Do you have any good pattern recommendation?

purdypeas said...

Oh I have both of those yarns and they are just yummy. Can't wait to see it all knit up. xoxo

Heart Felt said...

Beautiful colours! xx

sweetp said...

Anonymous :D No I haven't decided yet. I just got one ball to try so probably a dishcloth. Any pattern for cotton should be fine I think

Sam said...

gorgeous colour! hmm... i do believe I saw a start made on 'Cherry' at Rav though! tsk tsk... ;)

sweetp said...

No no just a swatch ;)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great colors and how fun to have a nice long weekend!! Can't wait to see how all your projects turn out!

Diane said...

Beautiful color yarn for the sweater! I love it. Can't wait to see it knit up.