Friday, 29 April 2011

Knitting Retreat

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.

8 comments:

PandaBearofDoom said...

Your shawls look amazing XD

J.R. said...

both shawls are beautiful! Great work!

Tami Klockau said...

I agree, both shawls are amazingly beautiful. I love both of them equally!

paula said...

I am in AWE of your mad lace knitting skillz. Wow. I'm about to tackle my first (cobweb weight, no less), and fully intend to come gaze at these when I need inspiration. Wow. Did I say that already?

Contessa said...

What unbelievably beautiful shawls!!!

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, those shawls are both marvellous. The Percy shawl in particular is giving me saucer-sized eyes of amazement. Just gorgeous.

VeganCraftastic said...

Both shawls are beautiful!

Trixey said...

I think I need to give this one (Rock Island) a try!