It’s Monday evening, the last of four, gorgeously beautiful Spring days. It seemed that all over Wellington (and probably New Zealand), people were out enjoying the sunshine and calm days.
We went to my favourite beach, where someone had fun examining rock pools…
I just love that brilliant, translucent colour…
There were a million other people on the beach too (well, I exaggerate, but it felt like it). I guess that’s what happens on a nice day (grump). I decided not to photograph them.
I did some knitting.
The next day, we went to admire the tulips, in full bloom for the Spring Festival at the Wellington Botanical Gardens. There were lots of people there too. It’s not surprising really – aren’t the flowers a riot of fabulousness!?
We went home and I did more knitting. The ribbing of doom made me make awful mistakes such that I haven’t done since I started knitting. The ribbing of doom got to me so much that I ran (almost literally) screaming full pelt into a lovely bit of light relief…
I’ve called it Quilted. I knitted it in the most unbearably beautiful merino, possum and cashmere mix. So light, so warm, so soft!!! The yarn is called Pu’rrr, from Mohair Craft. It is purry indeed!
The pattern is ridiculously easy – I’ll see if I can lay it out for you some time this week.
The cardigan, by the way (the Gooseberry Cardigan by Hannah Fettig) is what I wear the most out of all my knits. It’s in Anna Gratton‘s wonderful Little Wool Co. Pure Wool Naturals (DK). Having been worn continuously since Jan 2011, it’s looking a tiny bit pilled at the moment, but a quick pick over gets rids of the fluff balls and then it’s as good as new. It is everything I hoped it would be when I knitted it.
I often find that a mix of soul-stirring inspiration (nature) mixed with something unpleasant (in this case, too many people wherever I went this weekend) is often a potent catalyst for creation. It was definitely a “Springspiration” kind of weekend!