A long overdue update. I have been super busy. Both my girls have finished school and summer is upon us. I have 17 workdays to go until I start my summer vacation. I can not wait. It was a long and hard winter, both because of the weather and mentally due to personal stuff. We are now really enjoying the sun and longer days even though the summer seems to be a cold one, like last year. At least it is bright. We were all getting very sick of the grey, gloomy days.
I finished Wavelike last Friday. When I saw this pattern as a part of Stephen West’s Westknits Spring Scarf KAL I was immediately interested. Then my friend Rósa made one and when I saw her version, I knew that I wanted to make one in one colour but different shades of it. So I went through my stash and came up with enough yarn to make it, short of one skein of colour B as the pattern calls for so much of it. I got another skein of it and started.
The play and texture between the Madelinetosh and EngleUld is so fun and beautiful. It has become one of my favorite yarn combo. The subtle changes in Tosh play so well with the solids in EngleUld. I just adore it. And I think the neon pink Koigu really ties it all together with the i-cord bind-off. I am super happy with it!
I also got an order for a Lopapeysa for a friends son. He has red hair and his favorite colour is lime green so I picked two shades of green, one grey and one brown. I love the outcome.
I went to Brighton for a long weekend in May. It was a suprise trip, thanks to my wonderful friends who surprised me with giving me a ticket back and forth. It was exactly what I needed and I enjoyed it so much! While there I relaxed, walked a lot, had great food and hung out with friends. I also visited YAK, and picked up some yarn.
I got some adult colouring books through Amazon (and bought one in Brighton) and me and my girls really enjoy sitting down and relaxing while colouring. I used to do a lot of colouring as a kid, and these are just perfect, they feel like visiting an old friend.