Friday, February 6, 2009

Long weekend

Another long weekend here in NZ and the plan is for lots of swimming and chilling. The kids are busy covering all their books ready to go back to school. I must be showing my age as I mentioned how we used to use old wallpaper to cover my books and was met with withering looks of utter contempt. How times have changed.
The urge to knit, indeed do anything very crafty seems to have gone for a short nap. I have plenty of yarn, plenty of patterns and while I am happy to spend hours browsing all the possible things I want to make when it comes to getting stuck in, I just don't feel the need. I guess crafting was a little bit of distraction therapy, or a way to hide from the situation that isn't necessary anymore.

But I haven't given up entirely. I have a lilac skirt on the go which is 3/4 finished and I picked up this book from the local library and immediately knew, as you do that I had to have the peg bag.

It's an absolute necessity. The fact that my pegs live in a basket permanently attached to the line is no deterrent.
I have used a wool blend that was sent to me by my magazine swap partner last year and I am loving how the colour combo is working out. But then again they are my favourite colours.

Do you like the tablecloth? It's another new addition to the household.

11 comments:

Willow said...

The colors are great! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished bag. And the tablecloth looks cool and inviting--I remember that it's the middle of the summer for you.

Kitty said...

Oh wow - I'm also loving the way those colours are knitting up. It's going to be a fabulous peg bag. x

lucky knitter said...

Have a wonderful weekend! The tablecloth is beautiful. It reminds me that spring will soon be here after our long cold winter. The color of the peg bag is wonderful.

Channon said...

We covered our books in brown paper bags, and then decorated them... I suppose that would cause eyes to roll too?

Thimbleanna said...

How fun! I don't think I've seen a knitted peg bag before but it's sure going to be cute!

Renee said...

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Danette said...

Alison~
Debbie Bliss is my absolute favorite! Your peg bag is beautiful & I will be on the hunt for that book so I too can have one. Those are my favorite colors also.
The tablecloth is gorgeous. You keep surrounding yourself with whatever gives you peace & puts a smile on your face!
~Danette

LizzieJane said...

I used to cover my books with wallpaper too, I had forgotten that I had done that.
Can't wait to see your peg bag when it is finished, and I love your new tablecloth. Have a great weekend Alison.
x

Lucy Bloom said...

I remember covering my school books in sticky-backed plastic, then picking bits off when I was bored in class!

Caroline said...

That Debbie Bliss book is one of my favorites, although I'm not sure I ever actually finished anything from it. It's just a really nice one to lose yourself in.

raining sheep said...

Such a pretty tablecloths...very girly :) That book looks good...I will have to source it out here.