Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Yarn Along.....weekend knitting.

 

Hello, how are you all, I hope you had a good weekend. As I said in my last post we went to Betws-y-Coed on Friday morning, we've drove through the village numerous times but have never stopped before.

It was a very relaxing weekend, we didn't do much apart from taking in the stunning Welsh scenery, I loved that the mountains had a sprinkling of snow.

We headed to the coast on Saturday, this is Criccieth, we just parked up and watched the waves crashing against the sea wall. I don't know about you but there's something so relaxing about the ocean.

On the evenings, we went to the local pub, both nights were really busy and no chance of finding a table so we grabbed a wool blanket that they supplied, sat under the outdoor heater, enjoying a drink. It was so nice to be able to sit outside in the winter, sitting under the canopy watching the rain and the world go by. Bliss!!!!

I managed to get quite a bit of knitting done over the weekend, I turned the heel on my second Diamond Gansey socks, I'm still enjoying this very simple knit and purl pattern.

Olivia's "blue cardigan" has seen the most love this week and I'm on the right front. I love when a pattern is knitted in one, so no seaming!!!!!

The final project that I've been working on is my Aureus cardigan, I've nearly finished the right front. I was hoping to get it finished by the end of March but I'm not sure whether that's going to happen. I've read a couple of chapters of Knitting Yarns, if you love knitting you will love reading about different authors that knit and their different stories of why knitting is important to them, very enjoyable and easy to pick up and down, as they are only short chapters.

I'm so tempted to cast on Mskiknits brand new pattern, Hana Hou that has just been released, I love the slouchy, relaxed fit of this gorgeous cardigan, perfect for all seasons but I'd better finish one of my other projects on the needles first. If you hurry on over here, you can get a discount code for $2 off the normal price, this offer finishes on the 14th February so you need to be quick!!!!!

Check out Ginny's Yarn Along, and see what others are knitting and reading, this week.

Also pop over to Tami's blog and check out more Works in Progress.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to catch up with visiting all your blogs, this week. I've been busy making wedding invitations for my friend's son, which I hope to share with you soon.

xxxxDebxxxx

20 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

I love that whenever I come to your blog there is always a sock picture of two!! I really enjoy seeing your latest pair on the go. Glad that you had a good time in Wales, I had wondered if the weather would have affected you, but it seems that it didn't which is great. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos from your weekend!! Beautiful!! And loving the newest projects!!!!

Joy said...

Love your socks Deb, and the yarn! Sounds like the weekend was a great one - lovely scenery, relaxing pastimes - way to go! Hugs, Joy x

Kepanie said...

The river looks so peaceful. All of your projects are lovely. Their colors are vibrant and show off torch patterns well.

elisabethandree said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, lovely to see. Your knitting projects all look wonderful, I love the socks and the lilac yarn.

Julie_c said...

LOVE those socks! I just started knitting socks so I'm doing some very straight-forward stuff. But someday I may get fancy. Someday ...

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Sounds like a blissful weekend despite the weather!
I have popped that book on my wishlist - thanks for the recommendation :o)

CathieJ said...

Wow, you have so many beautiful knits on your needles. Great colors also. Your weekend trip sounds quite relaxing. I enjoyed seeing pictures with grass. We are totally snow-covered with more on the way.

Anke said...

Oh wow, you are working on several gorgeous knits! They all look beautiful!

Donna said...

Beautiful socks! You have me tempted to buy Mel's pattern now. I love that the pub gave you a wool blanket to keep you warm.

EMMA said...

Goodness you are busy - I love the color if the blue cardigan!!
I haven't been to betws-y-coed in years - I took sailing lessons there when I was about 17!!

October Rose said...

Oh I love your Aureus cardigan, what a beautiful color and a lovely pattern!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh those beautiful photos Deb! And your socks are getting along splendidly, they look fab! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Stella said...

Lovwe your photos from Wales. I hope to visit Wales one day...And your socks are looking gorgeous. That cardigan for Olivia is sooooooooo cute!
XX

karisma said...

Beautiful pictures and projects. I am looking forward to a bit of rain down here this week. Its been rather hot lately. Love those socks.

Andee said...

Such fun projects. Oh that cardigan is so tempting!

elns said...

Look at all that knitting. It looks beautiful. I love the pictures of your sea outing as well.

Chrissie said...

So glad you had a nice weekend, the pics are lovely! Your knitting is once again incredible - that new cardigan pattern looks gorgeous! Chrissie x

Linda R said...

Loving your projects here my friend. Your socks look awesome. I just started my second pair of socks. I still need to post the first ones I finished. Looks so beautiful where you are. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs~

gilly said...

You've been busy again! Lovely makes and such gorgeous colours too. This weather is just perfect for knitting isn't it? I'm working away on my crocheted chevron blankie and it's keeping me warm as I progress!
xx

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