Weekend recovery

I spent this past weekend in the company of ten other knitters in a cottage (well, more like a 2-storey rental house, but still), a seems to be becoming an annual tradition. I have to say there are worse ways to spend a weekend.

There was a lot to fit in, though.

There was the eating:


The drinking:



The knitting:



(I finally finished my socks! And started another pair, forthwith)

There was even the occasional amount of outdoorsy physical exertion:


(Some of it unexpected, as we all pushed our cars out of the snow-and-ice-covered drive on Sunday morning. That is less recommendable but still memorable all the same.)

And while I didn’t (yet) get my Gwendolyn cardigan done, I did at least start the sewing up and the hood. Still looking possible for a February finish. (All fingers are crossed).

Now the only trouble is, I had to get up like a normal person and eat normal meals and things, and that’s just a crying shame. Maybe when I get up tomorrow there will be a three-course breakfast and mimosas waiting for me. (Hey, a girl can dream.)

May your Monday evening be filled with knitting and relaxation!



  1. barefootrooster · ·

    looks like a wonderful weekend. and i love the vibrant red of those socks!

  2. Those socks are beautiful! What yarn is that? The red is so rich.

  3. Thank you! The socks are knit out of Malabrigo Sock in Tiziano Red. A gorgeous colour! πŸ˜‰


  4. sounded like a fun knitting ‘retreat’!! i love your red socks! but NOT the digging out of your car!! i’m knitting the Echo Flower shawl in Butter Pecan! it’s going well now that i fully understand(half-memorized) the pattern! also walked Sat for JDRF(Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure) for my g’son’s team to fundraise! gave a Candle Flame shawl to a very elderly lady today at church! a knitting retreat sounds really inviting to me, esp if it’s snowing!

  5. Weekends like this are such a blessing aren’t they! Love your red socks!

  6. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

    Those socks look extremely comfortable (love the color!).

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed you finish Gwendolyn! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  7. I meet with a group of ladies twice a month to knit and share some fellowship. I really look forward to it. We have such a good time and then we go to lunch afterwards.

  8. Arlene Lewis · ·

    Looks like my kind of weekend (except for the snow)..I’m in the Vancouver area and I’d much rather have the rain..ha ha…too bad knitted umbrellas won’t keep you dry….hmmmmmm

  9. Sounds like a great weekend. I actually did spend the entire evening knitting tonight after the kids went to bed. I wanted to finish my sweater by the end of the month too. I might be able to get the knitting done but I wont have time to put it together.

  10. Sounds like a great weekend. Food, friends and knitting….what more does a girl need???? xxx

  11. looks like an awesome time!! would you happen to know the yarn and/or pattern of the green/yellow sweater the woman is wearing opening the wine? I love the color scheme and look of that sweater!!

  12. That sounds like my kind of weekend.

  13. Jodie – I don’t know what the yarn is (though I believe it is something from Briar Rose), but the pattern is Amused, by Jordana Paige! πŸ˜‰


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  15. good luck finishing that sweater, but one thing:
    don’t cross your fingers. harder to knit that way. πŸ™‚

  16. Sounds like a good time was had by all! πŸ™‚ I woke up on Monday stiff and sore from moving furniture.

  17. Ooh, sounds like a terrific weekend! I’m a bit jealous of snow and ice, as Chicago has had an awfully mild winter.

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