June 4th saw myself, Mr Suffolk Socks and our 2 daughters Lucy 24 and Phoebe 22 heading off to France to spend 2 weeks in caravan. Both our girls don't live at home so I wasn't sure how the logistics of having 3 women staying together would work, I need not have worried they reverted back to 'mum will do it ' mode, although the meals they made were fabulous. We had a great time, With raucous laughing usually at their Dad or me.[caption id="attachment_83" align="alignnone" width="764"] 3 out of 5 of my fave people. Loved spending 2weeks with these 3.[/caption]
Before I went I bought myself a red swimsuit, I was quite pleased I didn't look that bad, that night we went out for tea and phoebe declared over the table that I'd bought a swimsuit like the one in the Special K advert. You can imagine the shreiks of laughter from my lot.
Onto the holiday Knits and I had a few, my mission was to cast on and cast off whilst away. I'm not very disciplined when it comes to magnanomous knitting. 1st on the needles was my Across the Pond Shawl ,a design form Mina Phillipps, the Knitting expat. I could not put this down it was a fabulous knit. The yarn I used was a Suffolksocks yarn, a 4ply 100% BFL, the pattern was interesting enough to keep my attention, and the yarn light enough that it wasn't too hot to handle , a plus side was it matched my special K swimsuit perfectly. I cast this WIP off on the drive home.[caption id="attachment_76" align="alignnone" width="764"] Across The Pond Shawl designed by Mina Phillipps[/caption]
Another cast on cast off holiday knit was Milo Bambino, a fabulous baby dress for my Grand Daughter whose due to enter this world August 7th. I used Countess Ablaze yarn. I only used apron 40gms of the skein so I'll have enough for a cardi for her. The outfit wouldn't be complete with out a pair of socks.[caption id="attachment_78" align="alignnone" width="720"] Milo Bambino.[/caption]
I have to confess that I bought more yarn on holiday than I knit, but it would be rude not too. Mr Suffolk Socks is amazed how good my French is when I need wool but not when I want a coffee etc. I tell him no one in the family is as good as he is conversing in French with the locals so he's the best man for the job.[caption id="attachment_81" align="alignnone" width="640"] Lang merino lace from Annie Blatt, a lovely yarn shop in Saumur[/caption]