There is only so much time one can spend on the couch before the appeal starts to wane unfortunately, and today this time came for us! I was restless and feeling the need to get some rosy apples in cheeks. The the fresh sea air was calling, so Lily and I rugged up (it was 11 degrees here!) and headed to the shore.
I convinced her to model my 100 Beanies hat for me, too.
I am constantly astounded and amazed at the gorgeous young woman that smiles back at me from photos. Where did my baby girl go?
We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around, taking photos, chatting, and people-watching. It was just the ticket.
Modelling, it would seem, comes at a price and it seems she has claimed this beanie for herself, ahem. Lucky I have more of the wool on hand (Bendigo Luxury 10ply; Lake colourway) and as soon as we got home, I cast on a duplicate. The pattern is a freebie - Kami. Knit in the round on 5mm, it was smooth and quick to knit up, and I love the slouchy fit. I may just be making one for myself too!
I also finished another pair of rugged boot socks this week, as a gift. Two nights of solid knitting and voila! - they were done! Still amazes me...
Back to work next week and strangely enough, I am looking forward to it. I like having time away, don't get me wrong, but I am missing the sense of routine, and fitting things in to a busy schedule. With a blank day ahead of me, I found I tended to squander it a little, and haven't accomplished nearly as much as I intended or anticipated to this last week. Not that it was really a holiday, per se, as someone keeps reminding me - I was technically supposed to be convalescing...
I'm not the most patient of patients, in case there was any doubt.