Hey gang! :)
So last weekend I was officially O.T.G., or off the grid. We decided we needed some R&R and found this really cool treehouse, just an hour cycling from where we live! We booked it for two nights but ended up staying a third because it was just so groovy :)
Ofcourse there wasn’t a whole lot to do, but that was sorta the point of going somewhere so secluded and primitive! I did take my knitting with me, as I am still working on the Color Affection Shawl. It’s slow progress but steady, and you have to keep in mind that I am knitting it with 3mm needles and lace weight yarn… What was I thinking ;)
This morning we took our bikes and journeyed home through some gorgeous sights:
All this, and just minutes away from my home ♥ I had a blast, and I really want to go again!
There was some misfortune though… As we cycled home I was really tired (because we took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up an hour out of our way), and somehow I slipped with my foot on the pedal while wearing slippers, and I just couldn’t stop myself from falling over. Hard. On my knee. Scraping the asphalt. Ouch :( And because I was just so tired I immediately started sobbing… So yeah, not exactly the home coming I had imagined! But I’m fine, my knee isn’t but it will be, and I’m home now so that means…
It’s time to start the Mandala CAL! :)
The response has been overwhelming; at the last count there were 12 ladies participating!
Most of you have received your pattern discount and have bought the pattern, so we are good to go! If you haven’t got it yet, don’t worry, it’s on its way.
I was thinking of opening a Flickr pool for the CAL, so everyone can post pictures of the progress in there. I will then, once a week on Monday, blog about everyone’s progress :) Sound good?
I’m really curious as to what yarn everyone will be using! I’m going with my ol’ faithful Paris Drops cotton yarn. I haven’t decided on the color scheme though, so you’ll have to wait until next week to see what I have come up with :)
Alright I think that’s it from me today; good luck with your mandalas and if you have any questions, leave a comment on this post! :)
Edited for update: The Flickr Pool can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/mandalacal/ and anyone can add their photos to it! :)