Sunday, February 6, 2011

Floods, alpacas and rainbows.

On our recent road trip for my husband's great bike ride,
I managed to do an extraordinary amount of knitting.

Little Boozle 2011

Apparently there is enough time between Adelaide, South Australia,
and Swan Hill, Victoria
to whip up a Versa tunic.

It is a really natural yet non-goddess colour
but the little goddess is kind of taken with the idea of "blinging it up" come winter.

Pattern: Versa tunic by Shannon Passmore
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mill- 12 ply- Rustic- Earth

A minor detour of half hour was all that we needed to undertake due to the floods
but we saw evidence on the way home of roads washed away
and vegetation clinging to the tops of fences
and haybales ruined,  still slumbering in puddles.
It really was not an inconvenience in a total of over 20 hours car travel
considering what people are going through.

JFM 2011

Then, a few days of sitting around the pool watching the kids
or around the table chatting with friends over a lovely glass of wine
is enough time to knit a shirt.

Little Boozle 2011
Pattern: Girl's capped sleeve spring shirt by Shellee Floyd
Yarn:  Moda Vera Gracious

I did a few rows of garter stitch around the sleeve and body hems
to prevent curling.

I got a scarf started and,
on the way home, I also started a jumper for my son.

Little Boozle 2011

It was nice to get home
but it was even nicer to get the chance to knit up this lovely, happy alpaca yarn
that just might have jumped into my suitcase during my travels...

Little Boozle 2011


Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Drooling over your yarn. Miss Mae is going to be the best dressed this winter.

Lol verification word is boatau,, amusing since you talked about floods

Tanya said...

so much water.
And what beautiful knitting...