Sunday, June 29, 2008

Busy Relaxing

I'm on vacation, and boy am I tired! It's hard work relaxing at home. There's a lot of knitting to do, extra long dog walks to enjoy, ravenous boys to feed and even the Corriveau Family Reunion picnic on Saturday. Worst of all, I've discovered an addictive strategy game called Gem Craft. Click the link at your own peril.

I have all of next week off too. Who knows, you may see an extra blog post or two. On the other hand, I also have plans to go to the beach, the movies, more knitting, two dog obedience classes....

Ah heck! Lets skip along to the knitting. I finished the Trellis scarf.

It's long and wide and so soft and light. Hanging from my neck it falls below my waist. There's room to maneuver with this scarf. I bathed it twice because the water was dingy after the first wash. Then I lightly blocked it by smoothing it out over the bed. I didn't feel that a severe blocking was called for since I'd knit it so loosely. (Good advice Kat!)

I've got more knit-news to share, but it can wait for later. After all, I'm on vacation!


  1. the trellis scarf looks SO good. yay for so much time off! I'm jealous. Mind you, as of Wednesday, I have a whole week off, and I'm looking SO forward to it!

  2. Wow, it looks even better blocked! Lovely!

    Enjoy your vacation. I know what you mean, though -- vacations can be hard work!

  3. Wow, that is gorgeous! I'd have gone and blocked the thing more severely and ruined it... the soft blocking is perfect with the softness of the yarn and pattern.

  4. Wow, that is beautiful. And I'm so happy for you that you're on vacation! It sounds so relaxing. Enjoy!

  5. The shawl turned out gorgeous. I guess I'll have to dig for yarn and attempt it too. I'm also enjoying "vacation" since today, so lots of knitting time for me there.

  6. Amazing Grays ;o)

    Yet another example of turning a lowly colour into a textural beauty.