where I bought buttons for my almost finished cardigan…
I got to meet the group of knitters Las Palmas Knits.
Friday afternoon I met with the knitters at Palacio de las Lanas in Las Palmas. Lots and lots and lots of lovely colour coordinated yarn.
Patricia, Birgit, Ana, Violeta, Pilar, Caesu with baby Sienna and I went shopping at the Palacio de las Lanas and then we went with Deborah from the shop to a bar where we had hot chocolate and churros. Knit Picks and Addi Clicks were compared, knitting projects worked on and a lot of talking went on…
I had such a wonderful evening – thank you so much all you lovely Las Palmas Knitters!!! Hugs to Pilar for introducing me and for arranging everything and to Birgit for the lovely dinner and the ride home.
I love snow and a proper winter. Even so I’ve up and moved myself, my laptop and my knittting to a warmer place on this planet. Just for a few weeks.
I work in the mornings, go out for a walk and a visit to a cafe for lunch, take a nap (Siesta – this is Spain after all!) and work a bit in the late afternoon.
Being a freelancer is quite nice these days.
It’s simple and clean with only the basics for a home. The owner is very friendly, speaks only a little English. He has two large dogs and he likes people who likes the dogs!
Monday I met with the lovely Pilar to talk about knitting and plan a visit to the best wool shop in Las Palmas on Friday! Plus I’ll meet a few other Canarian knitters…
Life is good.
After I finished this poncho I haven’t been cold!
This poncho is an easy knit but not a quick knit as it is quite large. It is knit from the top down, on circular needles. The neck is a loose funnel neck with decorative purl stitch rings that also cover the shoulders. A couple of purl stitch rings at the bottom completes the poncho.
The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.
Not pretty – especially not when someone’s wearing the outfit – but warm.
Use soft wool
Cast on 20 stitches on double pointed needles
Knit 20 rows of garter stitch
Continue in garter stitch while increasing 4 on every 4th round until you have a total of 60 stitces
Continue with 10 rows of garter stitch without increases
Bind off as tight as you can
And… make another one
Buy a bicycle helmet if you haven’t got one – they’re absolutely fabulous if you crash
Keep warm while riding!
is that it makes us all fell so darn accomplished!
I am addicted to logging into Ravelry and viewing the photos of my own beautiful projects. I savour the ‘favoured’ hearts and the comments. I love to join groups and to add more friends.
I browse the new patterns, I browse friend’s activities, dropping my little hearts everywhere. I find gems all over the place.
There is so much positiveness and I can’t have enought of that.
That is the beauty of Ravelry!
Might have something to with me not doing anything but simple, repetitive tasks all weekend. One large project is finished, or rather, stage one of this last project is finished. The hood is grand, and I’m going to wear it tomorrow and then decide whether to sleeve or not to sleeve…
I have also cast on for two new smallish projects, one of which will actually end up as a published pattern someday. Yes, we do need another coffee cozy and yes, I have promised to make a pattern, so watch this space!
As a result of the Airing I now know that I need more Wensleydale wool. A lot. Maybe even some roving? My aunt has promised me the family heirloom – a lovely old spinning wheel. I feel lucky…