The weekend was one of those which didn't quite go as planned .... first of all I accidentally put the alarm on, not once but twice and so my planned lie-ins were both cut-short by a 7 a.m. alarm.
There were some good bits though. We visited the Wildlife photographer of the Year exhibition at Kendal Museum which was great. So many lovely photos - especially from the young photographers ... the dedication they have shown for days and months to get the shot! This was one of our favourites
I started my new Rowan jacket with the wool I showed last week. I enjoy the fair isle bits but must say that I do find it quite hard to get the intarsia bits looking good; getting the tension right just isn't easy.. and tonight I have had to pull a section back twice, which means I'm really not enjoying it at the moment. Funny how you just can't tell what you are going to love making. I was really looking forward to this knit. I bought the wool over a couple of months and loved the colours, but actually I just haven't flown with it and I hate not finishing something. Still hopefully it will look OK when it's fully blocked.
I'm still working on my quilt and here is a sneak preview (found it hard to get enough light to do it justice). I thought I would have finished the topper this weekend, but as I already mentioned the weekend didn't go according to plan. I am loving how it looks though! And this is a project I have enjoyed more than I expected to, because I thought it would be too difficult for me!
There was a bit of late sun on Saturday and I love the beautiful reds against the blue sky.
I started watching the first series of Downton Abbey so that was some enjoyable viewing to knit by. I'm really sorry the Great British Bake Off has finished - I really enjoyed that (sorry James didn't win though - even if his cakes were a mess). And that was about it really - the week and the weekend particularly shot by and actually I'm nearly at the next one now!