Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sleeping by the lake

I'm back from a weekend of knitting wonder dear readers!  I spent two restful nights at Chantry Breezes B&B in South Hampton with my Monday night knitters.  A small crew of us drove up on Friday night and did a little knitting, and some chatting, and some shopping.  I hammered out the second cupcake mitten, and now those 2.25mm needles are free for a delicious pair of socks for little ol' me.

 The view of my room as you come in the door.  I got the suite, which is clearly intended for a family of 4.  I enjoyed spreading my junk around and using this front room with twin beds as my personal dressing area.
 My room, the big-girl master bedroom.  So cozy, I really love the decorating style of the whole place

 Margot's cottage, located behind the main house, and Margot, pictured above (the cruise director of our little weekend away).  I loved it, every inch of it's tiny, cozy cuteness. 
 Clawfoot tub, what's up!
 View of the cottage from the bedroom tucked in the back corner
 The living room in the main house, I adore the purple accent furniture and the cool blue walls.  Very French-French, non?
 The beach was right THERE, right at the end of the road. 

 This is Chantry Breezes, our home away from home for the weekend.  The covered porch on the second floor is where we had breakfast each morning.  And by breakfast, I mean REAL breakfast - this was not just a bag of Wonderbread and a toaster set out for you.  On the first day we had fresh fruit salad and white chocolate blueberry scones with lavender, and then two kinds of frittata with bacon.  Day two was just as good, fruit salad and pumpkin spice muffins first, then oatmeal pancakes and peameal bacon.  Yum! 

 The fruits of my labour, they are done!  The top mitten is carefully hiding all of the ends sticking out from the mess of ends I have to weave in from all that colour work.  That will be a good job for a quiet night at home when I'm feeling patient.

I'm already planning for my next few projects, I just placed an order for a massive amount of yarn from KnitPicks for a sweater for fuzzyhead.  I ordered 22 50gram balls of Wool of the Andes worsted weight in "Camel Heather" for this sweater:

This is #17 Man's Cable Cardigan (link to a 360 view video) from Vogue Knitting Winter 2009/2010.  I copied the pattern from Fruwho's copy of the magazine, and I'm so excited to start swatching!  I was inspired last year by Sandi Wiseheart at my very first Knitters' Guild meeting about how non-threatening it can be to make a sweater that actually fits (and diligent swatching is key).  Fuzzyhead will be my test subject, but I figure if I can nail down the process with him, then I can try my hand at making something for me with a nicer yarn.  

Also, because I have no self control, I bought a Namaste Zuma bag at the same time from KnitPicks.  I got mine in peacock blue, and it will be my winter purse and all-around awesome stylish knitting bag.  Squee!  I love getting things in the mail!




Carolyn said...

Wow, what a great little B&B and the mitts are fab! Glad you enjoyed it, moments like that are a treasure.

vrock said...

Thanks for the comment! I really liked the B&B, I highly recommend it for a weekend away.