We had a family weekend away to celebrate my Papa's (Lance) 80th Bday. It was alovely weekend in the cold rainy mountains in a big house with 3 open fire places.
It didn't take long before I excitedly pulled out Fruit Tingles in order to get approval from the highest most respected knitting coach in
Aunty Mary: "k3, Sl1 knitways, repeat"
Grandma: No, you slip purlways
AM: No I always slip knitways
G: No, I always slip purlways
And so on! It was great, and highly amusing and I learnt heaps. The many hands making more work led me to be starting that same piece of Fruit Tingles AGAIN! But the upside is I will now be carrying my colours on the knit side of the work making for better edges and I can knit a fancy new stitch pattern (we practiced it on the almost finished but now discarded Fruit Tingles right front piece).
Not only did I come away with renewed knitting energy, it was accompanied by a notebook full of recipes written by Aunty Mary, Grandma's Apple Pie tin and a box full of Grandma's legendary homemade Nenish Tarts!
Amongst all the knitting and recipe talk there was an awful lot of eating and the occassional venture out into the cold to feed the animals, like this here Hungry Deer