Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekend Send-Off

It's a holiday weekend here in the States, and for many that means it's a long weekend.  This weekend signals the start of summer, and it feels like many people around here have been in vacation mode since Wednesday.  For me, the holiday means I'll try to squeeze in a little extra knitting time.  I'll even move it outside and knit on the porch if the weather cooperates.  I lead a very simple life.

To celebrate the holiday weekend and the end of May, I'm running the monthly giveaway.  Simply leave a comment and let us know what you're working on this weekend - knitting or otherwise.  The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice.  The contest closes on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Speaking of porches, I wish mine looked like this.  All it needs is a couple Adirondack chairs.  My color inspiration this week is all about wood.


Different shapes, forms and colors.

33 comments:

APlanet4Creation said...

I'm working on my first double knit. It's a save the shark scarf for my hubby.

your future rebbetzin said...

Nearly done with my skirt. Also making two daleks: one dress for my cousin, one stuffed for my little sister's best friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm finishing up a pair of Hermoine socks and eager to cast-on a new pair of rainbow socks. I'm also going to paint my office/knitting room. Have a wonderful weekend!

Judy11 said...

Trying to clear up my house. Daughter is due for surgery soon and I will have a 3 year old grandbaby here, while she is recovering. I may get some knitting done soon but not while little one is with me. When grandbaby goes down to sleep so will I ;)

pattymatt said...

Well I will be working on my early bird socks, my deviate shawl, some spinning, and maybe cake and start one of the summer tops on my list of things to knit.

LD said...

Working on my 2nd Breaking Hearts sock out of Bertha in green bean color way. Love the yarn love the pattern love the color. It's a win-win-win

rurallyeverafter said...

Working on finishing things that really should have been done a long time ago! Lots of FOs lately!!! Very satisfying! Today it's all about getting through the leg of this sock...

Linda said...

I'm working on a shawl. I purchased the pattern at Webs in Northampton, MA several years ago. I'm finally knitting it with yarn from my stash.

KathleenC said...

I'm working on a rectangular cabled shawl/oversized scarf, and...if it quits raining will do some planting in the garden.

MNKnit said...

Working on a pair of Socks for Travelling Through Space and Time. Picked up the kit during my annual yarn shop crawl. Thought it would be boring but the stripes keep it interesting.

Beverly said...

Working on some charity hat/scarf sets--ongoing project--and I just finished the AeRang shawlette (a free pattern on Rav). My first lace project and I loved it. Now I am doing a HeartStrings pattern (reversible eyelet cables stole) for my SIL. This lace thing could be habit-forming.

Beverly

Anusia7 said...

Finishing up my Opera sweater (i hope!).

Anne Fleming said...

Starting a pair of socks for my daughter, working in my garden if the weather cooperates!

yardsailor said...

I am working on a shawl,Strings of Pearls, so far, now that I have learned how to purl thru the back loop it is going well.

Marianne said...

Working on my 2nd Saami mitten from the Interweave Knit course. Saw your booth there! Great yarn! Marianne

Unknown said...

I'm trying not to get distracted by shiny things while finishing up a baby blanket that's due pretty soon.

chathamgrad said...

Color Affection!

Amanda Stock said...

This weekend I'll be mending clothes that got damaged at a massive dance weekend in NYC!

Kathy in Alaska said...

I've got two different small shawls OTN at the moment, one is almost all garter, with just an easy lace edge, and the other has a slightly more complex lace border on a stockinette body. AND there's a pair of socks that just need their toes kitchenered. :) Thanks for the chance to win! (akbooklady on Ravelry)

beth jillette said...

I live in Arizona but I love to knit sweaters so currently on my needles I am making a sweater for my sister who lives in New Hampshire!

twotone said...

I've got a few projects on the needles, but I'll probably be focussing on a pair of Pieces of Eight fingerless mittens and yet another pair of sport-weight socks.

Marilynn Hart said...

I'm racing to finish a Vasa tee in linen. Thank you for the chance to win!

C2 said...

I'm finishing a V-neck tee, and planning my next project with linen. So many choices for linen this season!

JHeymont said...

I'm working on a Ravi Jr baby sweater, from a kit I bought from you in Rhinbeck. My knitting circle and I so love the sweater that a number of us may make adult Ravi sweaters.

Pam Lathwood said...

Weaving in the ends of my twined mitts and working on the Brae shawl I got at knitting lab.

Joanne said...

I've come back to sewing after a long hiatus - new skirts to wear to school! Now I want coordinating shawls. Why do restaurants crank their air conditioning so cold?

Ruth said...

Working on the Sweet Bunting Cardigan for a colleague due with her 4th child in July. On the second sleeve & loving how fast kid's wear knits up!

Kristi said...

I have finally cast-on my Color Affection shawl and also did my gauge swatch for a Jovia shawl!

Maomama05 said...

This weekend I will be - working on Jaywalker sock #1, taking a bike ride, hopefully heading down to Lake MI for the first time this season and some yard work. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My garden! Just got back from wonderful vacation in the Finger Lakes. Now back to reality ;)
My knitting time will be spent finishing up some projects- Hudson cowl and another Holden shawl. For mindless knitting, I just started Be Simple shawl.
I look forward to this giveaway every month-thank you!
Kathy

Sarah Dun said...

End of the school year means I'm mostly working on grading tests and projects. But when I can sneak in some knitting, I have a Matterhorn scarf to finish and a basic pair of socks to occupy me.

Anonymous said...

Currently on my needles, socks! I hope to soon start sweaters for my brothers grand sons, the East Aran Pullover. Plus planting my porch garden. Spring is finally here!
Johalley on RAV

Jessica Powers said...

What's not on my needles, eek! Working on a blanket currently as it's the easiest pattern for surgery recovery knitting. No shaping, no fit to worry about, not even a bit of measuring to do. Just knitting. And occasionally some lace to keep me sane.