Sunday, 27 September 2009

Hmm, so much for resolutions of blogging more often. I don't really have any excuses, so I'm not going to make one. Instead, I'm going to go straight to telling you other things in the hope of distracting you.

We went to IKnit weekend a couple of weeks ago and had a fantastic time. We both attended the Alice Starmore Workshop, which was just the most interesting class/talk I have ever been to, and I've attended a few. In fact, in my previous career I hosted many workshops and this was more interesting than any I've ever put together. We just had time to visit a few suppliers at the show and then Lucy rang to say she had arrived at Victoria station, where were we? We had to jump in a taxi and zoom across to meet her. This took much longer than anticipated. Mostly because I was shouting down my mobile at her 'where are you' and she was shouting 'outside Boots'. In the short time I was looking I counted 3 Boots stores at Victoria. Eventually Ian took control of the phone and the situation and we were happily united. We had a fabulous weekend, did lots of touristy things, ate out, ate in the hotel, walked and walked and walked. It was great to go to a big City and to see shops and people and for the first time I was really disappointed to be back in the countryside.

Now, what of the Christmas knitting? Well, I have finished one glove and almost a second. (Told you I just can't do seconds). Started a lovely aran scarf in Rowan Soft Tweed. Fabulous. Photos will follow. So, some progress, but probably not as much as required at this point.

You might wonder why I have added a photo of a KnitPro knitting needle set? Well, we have just started to stock Knitpro needles. I'm very excited about this as I think they are superb quality and extremely good value for money. I was lucky enough to receive a set for Christmas last year and I now try very hard not to use anything else. Of course, I'm not always successful in this as I have so many projects on the needles that I'm surprised there are still needles in this house to use. (Hope Ian isn't reading this, he'll go and check the stock room).

Have a look at the KnitPro needles. Better still, buy some, you won't regret it.