While it really hasn't been knitting weather, I did do a bit of knitting this past week. I finally did something I've been thinking about for some time now.
I love that button! It's a little difficult to see, but it's a seahorse, and it goes perfectly with the yarn. Before you ask, I don't remember the name of the yarn; it's a skein I won a while back and I've not had the opportunity to do anything with it till now. That's not exactly true. I've had plenty of opportunity, but not the right project. It's a lovely, soft yarn to work with, fingering weight, and the colour is amazing.
Oh, you'd like to see the rest? Of course.
This was knitted from the top down (á la Barbara Walker), with no seams. The only thing I had to use a needle for was weaving in the ends. The lacy stitch is the little arrowhead pattern (also from Barbara Walker). I used a 3.25 mm circular needle for the body and double pointeds for the sleeves. Simple, fast, fun and, I think, cute.
And, yes, I have been working on shawls as well, but the progress is slow on all four. Working one or two rounds on the pi shawl really doesn't make for great pictures. By next week, most likely, all of my works in progress will have to be put aside for a very special project. I'll tell you all about it when the supplies arrive, but it will definitely be special. I've been told already that once started, the upcoming project will be the only one I can work on, until it's completion.
Last Sunday, as I intimated, we did go to Kalamalka Lake for the afternoon. It was wonderfully relaxing. We took along a picnic lunch, some libation, and no sunscreen, found a cozy little beach for just the two of us and spent a couple of hours soaking in the sun and the scenery. We enjoyed it so much (except for the sunburn I got... bad one!) that we'd like to make the effort to get out a little more often. A two bedroom, third floor apartment can become a bit stifling at times, yanno?
Kalamalka Lake, the jewel of the Okanagan. It isn't visible in these photos, but the lake, seen from other vantage points, is a gorgeous jade green and deep blue. One day, I'll get a good picture of the lake, with it's colours.
The arrow points to the clump of trees where we enjoyed our afternoon. And a just-for-fun picture...