What a great way – for me at least – to spend a long weekend!
It wasn’t quite how I envisioned it…. I had hopes of sitting out in the backyard enjoying the sun or shade should it prove to be too hot, sipping some sun-tea (or cider) as I knit.
My flowers unfortunately do not. The rain causes the blooms to fall apart so quickly.
Because of the rain I did not take many pictures on the walks this weekend. Only one walk was dry! I may not melt in the rain but the camera does not like the rain. We walked at Neck Point – in the rain; We walked at the Nanaimo River Canyon – not a park, but a great place to swim on the River, and not a bad place to walk either! It was not raining at that moment. At the River Canyon I could take pictures; And we walked at Piper’s Lagoon. It was raining.
The tide was out so you could take the easy walk on the wet sand/mud around to the point (usually you have to climb like a goat to get over to the point!) and we walked the path around the point as well! It was a little slippery. The walk around the point is also a goat path and will take you close to many edges. Walk with care!
It was gorgeous, but no camera! Sigh!
Saturday afternoon/evening, we did go to a wedding, under a tent, it is after all the Wet Coast with lots of rain, we must plan for the rain. It was lovely. Sunday evening we went out for dinner with friends. It was a great way to cap off our Canada Day.
It was a lovely Canada Day.
On the “up” side as well, I got to knit quite a bit this weekend.
I started two new painting projects – one is with a rustic silk, very hand-spun looking, thick and thin.
This will be a shaped collar/cowl with a button up detail – the other is an option for the hand-paint class this week, a Faroese style, top-down shawl. It uses the same lace motifs and yarn as the shell:
And I got a good chunk of Vogue knitting done as well.
And I worked on the patterns for the shell and shawl: And I knit some more on the edging for the Roses, Roses KAL. I also posted the second section of the Roses, Roses KAL.
I need to look at how I do my KAL’s. I did some research on Ravelry – the sections in most KAL’s come out every week. To do that I may have to have the knitting completed before I start the KAL.
I could not knit and write at the same time in that short a time period. This will require some thought.
What were your plans this wet weekend? Did you have the Monday off? Or are you celebrating the Fourth? What ever your plans I hope that you had a great weekend. And a great week ahead!