Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Heavenly weekend

I'll admit now that I completely forgot about the blog last week but I'm making up for it now.

I had a very happy knitting weekend. After a fun filled morning at the Mourne Archery Centre, the hubby and I took a dander round Newcastle. It was a lovely sunny day unlike this week

When in Newcastle I usually visit Margaret in her Wool Shop. I used to be in Newcastle on a monthly basis for the Archery but it's been over a year since we were last there. In that time Margaret has moved to bigger premises and it's like a TARDIS! The place is wall to wall yarn

On Sunday the knitters met up in a cafe in the city centre and we knitted and chatted all afternoon. I even managed to finish my 42nd ball for the year so I've decided to aim for 150.

The most astounding part of the weekend came late on Sunday afternoon after half the girls had left. I cast on a shawl. While this may not sound like an amazing thing, I have resisted the lure for many years.

I finally caved and cast on Pendulum with some Botany Lace in a nice strong blue. 3 days later it's still the same size as I've not worked on it at all!!

Finally, the knitting group is 9 years old this week so tomorrow we are have a swap...I'll take lots of pictures!

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