This is a shameless begging post! I will be back later to update you all on our weekend away, but in the meantime I'd love it if you could vote for me on a Facebook knitting bag photo competition.
I have fallen in love with pretty much all of the Offhand Designs knitting bags that Larisa has designed and made. The quality is excellent, the bags are beautiful and the designs are perfect for knitting or everyday use. Here's the link to the competition (and my photo): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=268212763202995&set=a.267351589955779.72755.115805075110432&type=1&theater. If I am lucky enough to win, I will get a beautiful bag as the prize - and we can't get these bags here in New Zealand, so fingers crossed I win it!!
My husband took the photo when we stopped for lunch just south of Taihape on our way to Taupo for my 11 year old son's soccer tournament. Unfortunately the camera battery died before we got there, and I couldn't get any more photos on the good camera. I will put some pics up later of the trip, but all of the photos in Taupo and of the tournament are from my iPhone, so the quality isn't good!
In the photo I am looking over to the hillside where there were several ewes with their wee lambs. I am wearing a scarf I knitted from some lovely New Zealand wool given to me by a friend, who had dyed it herself. The pattern for the scarf is the Garden City Scarf, by NZ designer Sheryl Greenfield, who designed it to commemorate all those who have been affected by the Christchurch earthquakes. The design is lovely and the scarf can be knitted in fingering (4 ply) or worsted (10 ply) weight yarn and is a really enjoyable, quick knit.
If you're on Facebook, please vote for me! Thanks - and back later with more about our mini getaway :)