I've been a bit remiss in blogging over the past few weeks in the that I haven't blogged at all. I haven't really felt like it - work has been crazy/busy since I went back after my time off and I really couldn't think of anything exciting to say. Most of the stitching I did last month was exchange things that I couldn't share either.
This week I've been feeling a bit more motivated. My trip to the US is just over 3 weeks away and I'm starting to get a bit more excited about it. September onwards always leads to more stitching for me. I seem to have more time and inspiration too. After I come back from the USA, its only a few weeks to the hobbycrafts show in Glasgow and then at the end of November, its Harrogate, which is so great to go to. The other plus of Harrogate is that I get to see friends also and spend time in Yorkshire, which is the only other area of the UK that I would happily live in.
Anyway on the stitching. I finished Portrait of Lauren in blue last night. I know a lot of stitchers weren't that keen on this design when it came out but I loved it straight away. She's stitched on 28ct SMF blue moon linen.
Its been a good weekend all round. Yesterday I made a long awaited visit to K1 yarns in the West end of Glasgow. Its a ver small shop but the yarns they stock are ones that you can't any where else around here.
This is what I bought.
There's some hand dyed opal. 4 balls of oh soft and lovely Orkney angora and 2 balls of Alpaca cloud. I also got the new Vogue knitting, Knit simple and knitscene magazines. They had Colinette which I now really want some of. Before this time next year I want to have made some cardigans or jumpers. At the moment, its mostly socks and scarves that I've been making. I've been afraid to start something bigger in case I get bored. I got some Rowan Yorkshire tweed in a sale a few months back to knit the Sunrise circle cardigan from Interweave knits. So far I've got the courage up to wind one hank into a ball and knit a tension square but no further. Its like when I was a beginning stitcher andwas afraid to try something new.