My lovely friend Andrea came to stay with us on Wednesday, we always have such a happy time when she's here. Andrea also brought Laurie, my 24 year old with her as he lives not too far away from her. It was lovely having them both here. On Friday, we went to Norwich with some other knitters, we were meant to be going to a Textiles Exhibition but seeing as we hardly ever spend time together these days, Andrea and I decided to go shopping instead. The shops in Norwich are an inspiration although we didn't find the shoes I needed to find...hope I find some soon.
As you can see, we have matching shopping bags, the big bags with the bows on were a bargain and we both filled them up really quickly with more shopping. On the way up to Norwich, on the train, I did some knitting. Lots of knitting in fact. I carried on knitting in the evening too. Then as thought I was nearing the finish of the back of my Elspeth cardigan, I counted my stitches, and I didn't have enough. In my haste to knit on the train, I didn't read the bit where it said to increase each end every 10 rows so I had to frog all but 12 rows of knitting! I am almost back to where I was now though, Rowan Calmer is a delight to knit with and this pattern is interesting.
I have been arty crafty for as long as I can remember but since discovering knitting blogs and ravelry I have become obsessed! My passion since last summer has been spinning, I simply cannot get enough of it. I am now dyeing my own fibre and creating the most delicious and squishy batts of fibre on my drum carder. I am enjoying using my handspun to make useful items of clothing.
I married my darling husband Barry in 2008, I cannot begin to tell you how happy we are together. He is so encouraging of my creativity.
We have our own photography business, set up last year and this year we are getting busier and busier which is great but it doesn’t half use up my crafting time!