I have so much to share this week that I'm not sure where to begin. I finished my random knit scarf. At one point I wasn't sure if it was working but now that it's finished I love the random stripes, and that it's so soft and warm.
H's friend face-booked me an image of herself wearing the deer with little antlers hat and said that I can share it. She looks so cute in it. I can't enlarge it because it pixilates too much.
And to top it all off on Sunday one of my lovely sisters 'B' treated me to a ticket to Unravel, a festival of knitting. We were sitting in her bag-making workshop on new years day and she bought the tickets online so we could go together. It would give us something nice to look forward to in the new year. It was a bit overwhelming in a wonderful way. We both wished mum had been with us...she would have loved it...I have a little bit of mum's fair isle knitting that she was working on still on the needles...I think a lot about her at this time of year...
Unravel was full of beautiful things...I wanted to share them with you... even the lampshades were knitted... There was a Selvedge stall with Fog Linen offcuts for patchwork...art work...knitting cafes, workshops, spinning area...so much to take in. I didn't buy anything...just drank it all up...but will definitely save up if we go again next year.
Reading? B lent me The Knitter's Year by Debbie Bliss at the weekend and I've been pouring through it ever since. Fifty two small projects to take you right through the year. I hope to start one tonight.
And I'm still enjoying The Help by Katharine Stockett a fascinating book full of social history set in a time of great change that raises so many important issues.
...why not come too...