I can’t believe it has been nearly three months since I last posted. I have been to three workshops since then, all of which have been very interesting and I will write more about them soon. Unfortunately also work has been very busy and I have been over-doing it rather and have been very tired which is my excuse for the lack of blogging. My shoulder and neck which were a problem back during the knitting Olympics (no I still haven’t finished! I’m afraid I got a bit side-tracked) has got worse and I have been going to physio, which has improved it a bit but it is still a problem and can make knitting for long periods a bit painful. It’s not so much the knitting which is the problem as the sitting.
On a more jolly note, I had a nice outing to the newly opened Stash Yarns in Putney this morning which was very good fun. Nice staff, lovely yarns, great magazines and books, air conditioning, what more could a knitter ask for? I was really very restrained and only bought the following, and some magazines.
Here we have some lovely royal blue Koigu, some Colourmart cashmere in Kingfisher (which is going to become the Icarus shawl in the Summer Interweave Knits I think), and two balls of Meilenweit mega boots stretch.
It was lovely to actually see a lot of the yarns I have only heard people on knitting lists talk about, or seen on the internet. For some reason I hadn’t realised that Mission Falls cotton was so textured, it wasn’t quite my thing but I think my Mum would like it. She is actually down visiting my sister at the moment but as my sister is getting married tomorrow she couldn’t really spare Mummy for a knitting trip today – maybe next visit. I really liked the Blue Sky Alpaca yarn and the Handmaiden Seasilk which everyone has been raving about. I will have to have a little think about what I can do with it before I go in to get some. I drooled over the South West Trading Bamboo again too, I absolutely love the purplexed colourway, but I still haven’t had any ideas what to make it into, answers on a postcard please!