I’ve been on holiday for almost two weeks now and am on serious down-time. I have avoided all online activities, and especially anything to do with work, and have been enjoying spectacular weather and scenery in Vancouver and surrounds. I still have a few more days to chill out, but thought I’d put up a short post to say hello, and “I’m still here”.
I have, of course, managed to bring my knitting along. I am working on a beautiful shawl in laceweight cashmere yarn; it’s perfect travel knitting – compact, lightweight, and easy. The yarn, Karei by Ito, is gorgeous:
The finished shawl will weigh only 125 grams, and it is almost translucent when knitted up:
I have managed to knit in some absolutely gorgeous spots. Here I am knitting on the porch of Jill’s house on Lilloet Lake. (Jill is the friend who made the teddy bear featured in this post.)
Why am I looking away from that spectacular view? Because the views the other way are just as good!
And here I am knitting on Gibson’s Beach, halfway between Powell River and Lund on the Sunshine Coast:
One last photo before I take back up the holiday mantle. Here are the four of us, at the lake, each wearing a stranded hat:
That’s me in Peerie Flooers, Leah in Bousta Beanie, Doug in Cascade, and Emma in Raven.