Having been immensely cynical (along with a lot of British I suspect) for several months, I turned on the TV this morning, saw all the police officers in their dress uniform and all the Union Flags waving and was hooked. It was all lovely and I feel very proud to be British.
Plus, lots of time in front of the TV meant I had lots of time to weave in ends of the two shawls I finished over my holiday, which I am now dubbing 'my knitting retreat', since that's all I did. And now I will share them with you and Tami's Amis FO Fridays.
Firstly, I finished the Percy Shawl:
Sadly I couldn't capture the amazing colour of this yarn. When the sunlight catches it, the gold shines through and it is lovely.
And, of course, there was the Rock Island Shawl:
I'm very sad that my knitting retreat is over - I loved immersing myself, listening to podcasts, making new knitting friends, yarn shopping.
Luckily this is a long weekend. Better make the most of it and get back to it.