It’s Yarnalong time, which, argh, argh, means it is September. I work in academia so this means not long until the students return, noooarrghhh.
Knitting wise, I have completed my helical bee socks and cast on for a new pair but I shall leave that for for tomorrow’s OuaS post. What I have been doing is continuing on with my English Paper Piercing and I finished one of the two Crochet blankets I had in the WiP pile. Motivated by a) seeing my mother this coming weekend b) the thought of not having to pack and move* it. 😉
It is a Attic24 Hydrangea stripe blanket but using the colour pack from her Moorland blanket, at the request of my mother. I plan to take proper photos once I’ve handed it over.
Reading wise, I have been quite productive. I read the following:
- Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History by Dr Janina Ramirez
- The Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England
- Elizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity by Dr Helen Castor
And I’m in the middle of Handywoman by knitwear designer Kate Davies, which I would already recommend picking up.
Other than that, last Saturday saw me tromping around London as part of Team Knightsbridge as part of the Great London Yarn Crawl. I may have bought a few things but when visiting such lovely shops, how could one resist? We went to Tribe, RayStitch, Fabrications and Stag and Bow on our route and crisscrossed London in the process.
*Thoughts about house-buying process in England currently mostly unfit to print but slowly, slowly getting there.