Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday - and the big 3-0!

Just popping on to share my latest WIP with the regulars at Tami's Amis...

This is the start of Sophia, an open weave, slouchy neck top that I thought would be great for late summer. But the yarn I'm using is quite thick so unless it softens a lot after washing/blocking it might be better for early autumn - but whatever!






I really wasn't sure about how this was knitting up, or even if I was doing it right, but after seeing the photos I just took to show you guys, I actually think it might be ok so I'll persevere. It's a really easy, quick knit, a bit boring almost, but easy tv knitting so hopefully it shouldn't take me too long to complete. And it should help finish off a bit of this huge ball of cheap yarn I got in the US when I didn't know any better!

So, on to the big 3-0! No, not me, my husband, it was his birthday on Sunday (and his dad's as well! Happy birthday both of you!). So me and his mum took us all off to Scarborough for the weekend. The rain was somewhat of a hindrance on the Saturday, but Sunday was fine and sunny so the big boys took themselves off to their beloved cricket match and us girls and the little boys went on a train to the Sealife Centre.

Our weekend looked a lot like this:















A bit photo heavy there, sorry! Although I had to stop myself from sharing a whole load more as well lol!

Right, better finish getting ready for work - I'm on a later shift today, which is handy for morning blogging, but I won't be too grateful when I'm still at work nearing 8pm this evening. Groan. Oh well, I had a really good day yesterday, fingers crossed for another today please!

xXx

14 comments:

pinkundine said...

Love the stitch pattern on that top, looks like it'll be gorgeous when it's done :)

Sam Findlay said...

This is looking really good! The clour looks really good with the pattern!

witchyknits4ewe said...

Wow - looks like you had a great weekend!! Happy B-Day to both! The project is looking great too!

Delusional Knitter said...

Sophia looks very nice!! Love the photots, looks like a great time!

Affiknitty said...

That stitch pattern is pretty. And it looks like you had a great weekend with your cute little guys.

Affiknitty said...

That stitch pattern is pretty, and it looks like you had a great weekend with your cute little guys.

Calophi said...

Glad you're sticking with the pattern! There are a lot of patterns that look silly at the beginning but get better as they go.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

The knitting is looking great and I also like the Sealife photos - looks like a lot of fun!

geeky Heather said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I love visiting aquariums and try to go whenever I visit a city that has one!

FoFo said...

I really like the pattern to the fabric and the color is lovely. Looks like you had a good dinner and a wonderful time!

RugbyMad said...

Happy Birthday to the two special men in your life. It looks like you had a really spectular day out.

Oh yes and your scarf is beautiful!

CraftyClare said...

I've not seen Sophia before. I can see that would be a very well loved top. Lovely photos too x

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Don't you love the otters? I could spend hours just sitting and watching them dive and swim and weave around each other.

Tami Klockau said...

I don't think I've ever seen the Sophia pattern! I can't wait to see yours as it grows! It looks great so far.

Thanks for sharing the great pics from the weekend. It sounds (and looks) like you all had a blast!