this weekend has mostly involved . . .

Tricycling around Crammond. I’m getting quite adept on the trike now, but zipping about is still exciting. Zoom!

Knitting a gigantic swatch. It is now over two feet long and counting. At some point I will settle on something – but in the meantime, I’m finding garter stitch very addictive.

Look! Bruce can fly!

45 Comments on “this weekend has mostly involved . . .

  1. WOW, what an enjoyable day! I LOVE the swatch, all those harmonious blues, greens and grey…

  2. What a fab day! Your weather looks cold but fantastic! Love that swatch… lol x ♥ p.s. Does Bruce have his pilot’s licence????

  3. The swatch has all the colors of the sea and land in the other pictures, doesn’t it?

    Love the flying dog photo. I have quite a few of my own canine.

  4. Wow, two feet! That swatch looks exciting! Now I understand what dedication it takes to come up with ideas for colour work…

  5. That looks a lovely day there- as we have here too- but friends on Eilean Siar have gales and rain!!

  6. I thought these pics of you on the trike were great … and then I scrolled down through all your posts and saw those other AMAZING pictures of you ‘gurning’ in your fabulous knitwear in awesome surroundings and now I totally want a trike ! xCathy

  7. Great to feel your exuberance through your words and pictures. Pedal on Kate!

  8. I love the giant swatch in all those sea-green hues. And with a bit too much row-counting on my part recently, the idea of endless garter stitch sounds very appealing!

  9. Oh my! If I could just knit a swatch… I’d probably never settle on a project again!

  10. Excuse me but somebody could tell me what is meaning ‘swatch’ ? I’m French and he Swatch is a brand of watch ;-) thank you very much in advance and have a good night !!

    • “Faire une expérience”. Je ne suis pas Française. J’ai le trouvé dans mon dictionnaire. J’espère que ça vous aide.

    • swatch is like a small test piece you do before you knit the big project. It is often used to check gauge to see if your number of stitches and rows matches the amount in the pattern with the needle size.

  11. Is the sweater you’re wearing the one with little flowers on it that you showed us on a previous post? You and Bruce are having a great time. Does Tom have a bike too and rides along with the 2 of you? The swatch looks like the sea you are riding beside!!

  12. Looks like a beautiful day! What do you do with your swatches? You must have quite a collection–do you knit them up into something else, or unravel them for the wool, or just keep them about for inspiration?

  13. Wait for me! You are going so fast on your tricycle you are leaving me behind on mine! :-)

  14. Love the colours, love the weather, love the trike and the sweater/cardi – but most of all, love the flying lab… what a talented boy.

  15. I’m squinting at that jumper and I can’t see it proprly but I’ve decided I want it! ;)
    And a tricycle!

  16. Love the photo’s, love the swatches, but most of all love your jumper, beautiful colour, will we get a pattern!!!

  17. Looks like a lovely day out :-)
    Wow.. if that is ‘just’ the swatch.. makes me very curious what the final pattern will bring.. :0

  18. Looks like you had a wonderful day along with Bruce! The swatch love those blues!

  19. “at some point I will settle on something…”I think it would be great to be able to say this and know that your designer muse will soon inspire you Kate. Lovely fresh air where you are tricycling with Bruce.

  20. Bruce seems to enjoy your tricycling a lot! It looks like the two of you are having a race.
    Also, Scotland seems to have better weather than Germany at the moment, which makes me kind of envious (counting the days to Tiree trip in June).

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