Soaring High

Red-tailed Hawk (I think) just about to soar up and over Richards Marsh.
Red-tailed Hawk (I think) just about to soar up and over Richards Marsh.
Friends for life!
Friends for life!

The Retreat is over and went well.  I saw some finished mittens and hats half done and a great many happy retreaters.  I think that I will focus on small projects with big impact for the next Retreat – it worked great this time.

A group of friends who come to the Retreat almost every year now were willing to play with me as I took pictures of the patterns – we had a lot of fun!

Belted Kingfisher from across the Marsh - messy crest and blue bands - the blue is so brilliant in the sun.
Belted Kingfisher from across the Marsh – messy crest and blue bands – the blue is so brilliant in the sun.

The Retreat handout is now an E-book on Ravelry – Winter Series.  Right now you can use the code Retreat 2015 to purchase the Winter Series E-Book from Ravelry for a 25% discount – $12.00 US in stead of $16.00 US.  The E-book holds all of the patters with some options to personalize them with changing the bands.  The patterns are also available as singles – Winter Crossings Winter Skies Winter Dancers and Winter Shadows.

I have been walking regularly and taking pictures all the time.  I will take time to share as the month progresses.

A detail of a long forgotten time.
A detail of a long forgotten tome.

Yesterday we walked at Richards Marsh – an amazing place.  I saw many birds – even managed to take a few shots.  We stopped at the Chase River Estuary to check out the changes there.  I love this old car.

We have been blessed with a very mild Winter to date.  My bulbs are coming up and the mini Iris’s are blooming!  I am so worried that there might be a late freeze – I lost my Magnolia tree to an April snowfall – the weight of the snow knocked the tree over and it never came back!  I worry, but we will wait and enjoy!

Watching me - watching him.
Watching me – watching him.

I have one project left with a heavy deadline – it is almost there!  Then I can breath again.  The Slideshow below is from the Nanaimo River Walk – Indian Plum in bloom, fruit tree gone wild, the delicate tracery of tree against the grey sky and soft fog all around.

Happy Knitting

Lynette

A Great Blue Heron across Richards Marsh.
A Great Blue Heron across Richards Marsh.
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Hello!
I am presently knitting the kenmare shawl from the malabrigo book 5 and i am having some difficulties. Wondering if i could ask for your assistance?
Natacha

Hi Natacha,

Happy to help if I can.

What can I help you with? Been a while since I looked at the pattern – where are you having difficulties?

Lynette

Thank you for responding…

A few issues…

No.1: the w&t description in the first page… Does that apply for shirt row 2 (ws) in the ‘beg edge charts’ section?

No.2: in that same section, row 4… It says to work lower edge chart over 16 sts, sm… However, there are 17 sts to the marker… Wondering if there is a mistake in the lower edge chart?

Thank you!
Natacha

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