Last weekend i made my 3rd annual trip to Knit August Nights, a knitting retreat in Napier. It's a great weekend to spend with friends, both old and new.
This year I got to meet some of my knitting heroes -
Georgie of Tikki Knits, my long time designer hero.
Libby of Truly Myrtle my blogging hero.
Brenda of Natural Star, a gorgeous knits and patterns hero.
And so many other lovely knitters. And that's the thing - they really are the loveliest people!
I did a bit of shopping, a class with Georgie and some knitting. I even cast on something new, which is always fun to do at a knitting weekend.
I had seen a new pattern by Lete Knits just prior to going, and fell in love. My kind of shawl - garter and not lacy, but do pretty. It's called Road Trip, and I apologise for not being able to link it.
I bought new sparkly Red Riding Hood yarn at KAN (new favourite sock yarn), borrowed the communal winder and cast on!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my knitting being modelled (I even won a prize).
I've knit quite a lot more since then, and now it looks like this.
I'm powering through and really enjoying the knit. What have you got on your needles?