Running away

Yes, just over two weeks in and I’m running away. Or rather, going away for a quiet weekend with a couple of girlfriends along the coast a bit. I can’t wait – it’s come round a lot quicker than I might have imagined it would, we’re going to walk a bit, chill out, eat nice food and just enjoy a whole uninterrupted conversation for the first time in ages. I just hope there’s not too much more snow, otherwise the drive might be a bit interesting.

I have a massive list of things that I haven’t done in time for going away, but I have packed some knitting. One of my aims this year is to knit a few patterns by other people. I have stash I love, that for some reason or other is not suitable for designing with, so I’m going to search out interesting patterns to make with it. Explore new stitch patterns, see what I like about other designers writing, make a few more clothes to wear.

So this weekend I will be casting on Beyond the Wild Wood by the lovely Asa Tricosa, using some Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran. This wool is lovely and rugged, as well as being a totally gorgeous shade of purple, and will make a lovely warm winter cardigan. I have no idea how long it is going to take me to finish, as there will be samples to knit in the mean time. But this weekend I should be able to do a fair bit…..