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February 29, 2016

Vacation Monday

In our region of The Netherlands we have spring break. That means no work (school) for a week. For me, the most joyful days of vacations are Mondays. It starts on Sunday evening, That glorious feeling that you have a week ahead of no obligations, no rising early in the morning, no have to's.
And so I spent my day knitting, spining on a new project and preparing some other knits. Skeins turned into balls of yarn and I knitted on the balcony to catch that early sunbeams of spring.

Last week I finished You Will Rise Again. Pattern: Carradal from Lucy Hague with lovely Celtic cables. At first I thought it would turn out a bit too dark perhaps. But now it's finished it's just what I imagined it to be the moment I picked the colours.

I knitted on another project, St. Brendans Fair Isle. The wool is a bit scratchy and it irritates my finger cuticles.
And on the MKAL Urquhart Castle. I choose to do the large square shawl, so casting on 920 stitches and knitting a few rounds costs ages!
I also casted on a pair of gloves, so I have a car project when we go for longer rides.
And I planned to join in a KAL so I picked some of my stashed yarn and winded them into balls.  The Penguin KAL by Sweatershopper. You can join in the Ravelry group  I don't think I'm getting bored for a long time!


Nana's Quilts said...

Oh, your parse shawls are so lovely. Not too dark, at all.

Blu said...

Your shawl looks amazing!

nelleke markesteijn said...

Wat een prachtige shawl is dat Joke!! Ik ben weg van die Keltische motieven! En dan nog al je andere projecten!!! Jij hebt die vakantie gewoon nodig, geen tijd om te werken ;-).
Groetjes, Nelleke