Tuesday, May 08, 2007

a great deal of nothing at all

where have i been? well...

mainly knitting, knitting while working, & working while knitting.

(monkey socks finished, toe-up socks in posh yarn "lucia" sock yarn finished, handspun socks started)

& also, away for a long weekend at our "country retreat" (in reality, what was previously my granny's cottage but which now belongs to my aunt, who kindly lets us stay there for the odd weekend). it's down in dumfries & is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, with no mobile phone signal, no tv, and a huge amount of peace & quiet & wonderful countryside. the weekend consisted of a few good walks and a great deal of nothing at all (reading, sitting about, eating biscuits, reading some more, a little knitting, a little chatting, & some napping in comfy chairs).

(pretty nature at kendoon)

(finn enjoying the mud - what's a weekend retreat without a mudbath?)

(& cleaning up afterwards with a swim)

it's been equal parts busy & peaceful, & all of it has conspired to keep me away from my computer, so i've got a lot of catching up to do! & now that i've finished two pairs of socks, my sock needles are conspicuously empty - i'm torn between another pair of monkey socks, or another pair of pomatomus (pomatomi?). can you tell i like cookie's patterns? here's the yarn i'll be using - what do you think?

1 comment:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Sounds like you had a very peaceful time.
Looking forward to seeing you later this week,