Monday, August 27, 2007

Nice long weekend

Bank holiday weekends are great!! We have a policy that we don't go anywhere on bank holidays where there might be crowds and the easiest way to avoid crowds completely is to stay at home. Our nice new washing machine was delivered on Saturday, so there has been much washing and drying of laundry at Sheephappens Towers. Thankfully the weather has been fine for drying, and I did some gardening too (necessary in order to get said washing machine down the path at the side of the house which had become rather overgrown with buddleia and tree mallow during the summer. I even cut the grass! Woo!

It's not been all work, work, work though.

Pattern: Artemis from Muse
Yarn: Lasso by Colinette in Seabreeze
(2 skeins was plenty, even with my mods)
Needles: 3.25 and 4mm straights
Mods: Added extra length in the body and straps

This would have been a quick knit if I hadn't messed up and had to reknit the top half of the front panel again. It wasn't actually so bad doing the knitting a second time but frogging was painful; mostly because it was my own stupid mistake in the first place. I'd increased the length of the back and then followed the pattern for the front, so the pieces didn't match. D'oh!

Still, got there in the end. Pretty, in't it?

I have started on the next project: some knots on on a stick. Hmmm.

There has been bread making. Yum.

And late-night drunken treacle sponge pudding making. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and this one proved that presentation isn't necessarily everything when there is syrup, cake and custard involved.


Christina said...

I love the lasso top, it's really pretty and the colour is great too. I didn't do any walking either over the bank holiday, as it's far too crowded!! yummy bread too. Now I'm hungry ;)

LittleBerry said...

lasso top looks great... as does the bread and syrup sponge.....

Artis-Anne said...

Lovely top and I do love that colour way. the only thing I dislike about Lasso is that its a 'catchy' yarn especially if you have rough hands like I have now after doing a little gardening (never wear gloves !!)
The bread looks good too and I bet that syrup sponge went down well ;-)

Fiona said...

The top is gorgeous. Very impressed by your baking too. (We let people come to us on Bank Holiday weekends - I think that's fair).

Auntie Noo said...

That sponge is just plain cruel!!!!

Piglottie said...

The top looks great! I'm with you on the staying at home during Bank Holidays, and also late night treacle sponge bake offs - when the craving hits, you gotta indulge!

artyfartykat said...

The top looks great, nearly as good as the treacle pudding!;) I'm drooling on the keyboard!

Riggwelter said...

You had a bank holiday pretty much like mine then, with living on the coast, there's not much point in going anywhere, especially when it's sunny!
Your vest looks lovely, and the bread, and the favourite!