Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Lost Weekend

Our weekend has been spent just outside Aberdeen visiting friends. Two late nights in a row and I can barely keep my eyes open to type!

We had a great time (in the rain) with their new pup, feeding George the horse, going for a spin on their quad bike, and a few slightly damp walks around Haddo House and the country side.

Prior to that we stopped off in Dunkeld to return my niece to her rightful owner and to also give my sister the cardigan I had promised to make her. It's turned out really well and she is delighted with it. The shape is quite basic but because it has such large front panels you can wear it in several ways. I particularly like how the neck sits when pinned up with one of my flowers from a neck tie (in matching colours of course), and being pure Scottish wool in Aran weight its sure to see her through the cold winter and summer months.

I managed to get a bit of sewing done in the car on the drive up to Aberdeen - however my good intentions of finishing work off whilst relaxing with my friends was quickly laid to rest after a couple of glasses of wine.

All in all a very nice end to a very good week.


Frogdancer said...

Why would the summer months be cold?
Lovely cardigan, by the way. I just had to comment on that remark of yours. I think I'm very glad that my Britsh forebears decided to come out to Australia (probably to get warm and to barrack for a code of football that isn't soccer or rugby!!!) We're in the grip of winter now. It actually rained for most of the day yesterday. Good weather for quilting.

My Baboo said...

Our summer has lasted days this year - not months! Still I suppose its saved on having to water the garden. Isn't it funny how the weather can influence what we make.

Miss Frugality said...

Your sister is a lucky girl! Love the cardigan and your flower corsage sets it off really well.

suzanne said...

Great Cardigan - I could use something like that! Did you make the pattern up or is it a published one? There's nothing like a deadline to increase productivity - I am only just getting up to speed in order to start making for the xmas fairs! See you in Sept at Killearn!

My Baboo said...

The cardigan is my own design, I made a 'mock up' for myself from very cheap wool, my sister has the new improved version!

Anonymous said...

i'd really like to commission one for myself Lynne, it would be great to have something like that and it actually would fit my short arms and body! talk about this soon? Website is looking great - keep it up! Valerie