Meet my latest craft addition! An inkle loom, bought for £10 from the Loom Exchange, I have yet to find the time to warp it up. As usual I have been watching you tube videos to get me in the mood and Ali has ordered me a book to help me on my way...I'll be sure to keep you posted of my progress!
Here's me proudly wearing my Liesl Cardigan. I spun the Seawool fibre, Navajo plied it and then with my 8oz of worsted weight yarn I created the cardigan. Don't look too closely on the back will you, I must have had a lapse of concentration as the pattern goes slightly askew after the division of the armholes after the yoke. Never mind, I just love it and have made a few notes on my Ravelry Project page so that when I make myself another it will be even better than this one,hopefully!
The outside of the shop is deceptive, looks very narrow...
however, once you step inside this amazing shop you soon realise that the whole shop is packed from floor to ceiling and everywhere in between, with books. Not only that but there are three floors of the same!
I had to use my fish eye lens to get a whole room in, you can see what I mean?
If you look out of the top window you can see Ely Cathedral, now that is a special view.
Imagine sitting on the window seat, browsing books and drinking a complimentary tea or coffee, does life get better than that?
So, I took loads of photos, had the best time, and got tickets to have Coffee and Cake with Michel Roux (the only useful link I could find is a book link, but the picture will remind you who he is) in St Peter's Church Ely and then later Barry and I are off to meet Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in Ely Cathedral for an evening of entertainment...
Today is a tidy up the spare room day, I have my lovely friend Andrea coming to stay for a couple of nights on Wednesday. On Thursday we are off to Ely Cathedral to have lunch with Antonio Carluccio, he is also giving us a cookery demonstration, so excited!
I wonder who won the P-hop blankets??