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 thoughts on “this weekend has mostly involved . . .

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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 !!

    1. 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.

  5. 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!!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

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

  9. “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.

  10. 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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About Kate Davies

writer, designer and creator of Buachaille (100% Scottish wool)