Yippie, Christmas holidays and hopefully lots of time to do nice things - like knitting - and not only course work...
December has been really quite busy. The boys and I had a weekend in Sweden which was lovely - and white...
Being back home, I of course had to visit Eks Lilla Bod - and came home with half the suitcase full of yarn. This hat is made in JC naturgarn from Jarbo.
Back in London again, still feeling very Swedish, I took the whole family to the Swedish Church in London for the Lucia Celebration. This was the first time the boys had experienced this lovely celebration and was as delighted as I was.
Even if I do not agree with the BBC's broadcaster reporting about 'killer freeze' and 'the arctic conditions' in England at the moment, but yes it has been and still is cold in parts of the country. Even we in London has experienced some fantastic winter wonderland.
These are both pictures from our school garden on Monday, when I led our Winter Craft School. Could it be more beautiful and winter-like? A perfect day for candle dipping out-doors in our shelter.
As I haven't been posting much lately, I just want to end with these lovely soft fingerless mittens in Blue Sky alpaca.
No, I cannot hope for that award, if there is any...
I am back in 'study-hell' - well that is how it feels at the moment anyway. Sorry for moaning, but it has all got the best of me.
So, even if I don't have much inspiring 'stuff' to show off, I keep my blog as it is my little window to all you other VERY inspiring ladies out there. I do call in at time and I so enjoy you all.
Something, has been positive though. As a birthday pressie to myself, I went to a one day spinning course at Handweavers Studio - and had a wonderful day. These modest skeins are the results of my first ever try with a spinning wheel.
The weekend after that I spent the Sunday at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace nearby where we live. Imagine that, an afternoon all by myself.
Went to Loop in Islington, London yesterday to get a ball of tweed for a pair of Ysolda's"Garterstitch Mitts". The mitts are meant as a birthday pressie for a dear colleague.
But, as anyone who has ever visited Loop understand, I did not walk out of the shop with only A BALL of Berroco Blackstone Tweed color 2635 - but a bag full of wonderful yarn. Just take a look at this and drool...
I am absolutely in love with Shilasdair natural dyed wool since my Ishbel, came out with four skeins. The two pink ones will probably be Andrea's Shawl and Mitts and the two blue's a cardi for the boys. (All Ravelry links.)
And another of Berroco's lovely yarn, Ultra Alpaca color 6283. This is meant for these mitts.
Not living in Gothenburg and Sweden since a while (well 10 years to be exact...) I have not been able to visit the shop - just their webshop. Now they celebrate their 2nd birthday with a lovely raffle. Fingers crossed!