Saturday Chillax

Just lately it seems that every Friday is spent half at work then coming home at lunch time (so appreciate that I’ve been given study leave) to spend the afternoon and into the night finishing an assignment, to be submitted by midnight. This Friday was no different…and just like last Saturday, I spent this Saturday chillaxing (as my kids would say). I knit, I drew.

I found a drawing from last October that I’d done in graphite pencil and decided to add some colour & more shading. I left the graphite there but did change a couple of things where I could.

And my go to for relaxing … knitting.

I signed up a couple of weeks ago for the latest mystery KAL with Sharon of She-Knits. It’s for a shawlette called Tuck. I order one of the prepared kits & received some yummy yarn (I’ll take pictures of the yarn and get the details of the yarn store). Tuck starts the beginning of November (Nov 2 I think) so in the meantime Sharon surprised us all with a free mini KAL (called Oh Delilah!) for those who had signed up. Clues were given every 3 days or so & of course with work & study I haven’t been keeping up. There are 4 clues & I’m just about up to Clue 3. I did include the extra rows to make it a bit longer and I’m adding the optional beads to the fringing, so that’s all taking extra time. It should go a lot quicker as soon as I get to the decreases.

 

It’s not photographing true to colour. The yarn is more a purple. It’s a gorgeous soft alpaca, silk, cashmere blend called Caress from evoke.
I also ordered the new book by Alana Dakos & Hannah Fettig (2 of my favourite designers!), Coastal Knits. I’ll do a little review after it arrives.