This week I have been back to work after a lovely two week Easter break. For the first week we went to Portugal, near the town of Silves on the Algarve. We stayed at the absolutely gorgeous Villa Carlota which was right at the top of a hill and so we had a great view!
Villa Carlota, Silves, Portugal.
A fabulous view!
The weather was a beautiful sunny 25 degrees most days. After running around for most of the time we just wanted a relaxing few days. So we didn’t really go very far or do very much.
A couple of times we wandered into town, to take a little look at the castle or the church, to investigate the football tournament going on at the local ground or to do a spot of shopping.
View from our balcony.
Most of the time we just sat by the pool and enjoyed the sun and a chat. It is nice to just talk when you don’t see your husband for months on end!
The Hubster and me!
On the last morning I enjoyed my breakfast whilst reading my book by the pool. I knew I was going back to colder weather and really wasn’t looking forward to it!
Last morning by the pool.
And we felt it was compulsory to take some last minute selfies! So here are me and the kids!
Callum and me.
Caitlin and me.
The second week was spent trying to catch up with jobs around the house. As always there is never enough time to get everything done. But Callum now has his computer back with a new power supply, motherboard and cooler after the last liquid cooler went doolally and leaked all through it. The garage has been cleaned out and the garden tidied up. Phew!
A nice tidy garden for Bessie!
Since my husband went back to work last weekend I have been trying to catch up with some Designs bits and pieces. My newest pattern had come back from the tech editor and test knitters.
So here is the Corn Rows Cabled Cowl! I have just released it this week on all my usual sites, Etsy, Ravelry, Love Knitting and Craftsy.
Corn Rows Cabled Cowl
Corn Rows Cabled Cowl
It matches my previous patterns, Corn Rows Cabled Headband and Boot Toppers.
Corn Rows Cable Headband
Corn Rows Cabled Boot Toppers
To celebrate I have created a coupon code on Ravelry where you can buy all three patterns for just £6. Simply enter the code Corn rows here – http://www.ravelry.com/redeem/designs-by-emma-allneedles
And on Etsy I have just started listing some pattern bundles. Just choose from the patterns listed and tell me which you would like when you check out. I currently have 3 patterns for £6 and will soon be adding 4 for £8, 5 for £10 and 7 for £14. All of these patterns are usually available for £2.50 each. So if you would like to buy all three Corn rows patterns on Etsy follow this link.
I have also sent my newest pattern to the tech editor and test knitters this week. Inspired by our holiday to Portugal, and the tag line of our villa – sea of emotions. Watch this space!