Well after the drought caused by the postal strike there's been a veritable feast of deliveries here at Purl City!!!
So far I have received: a ton of beads, a jumbo box of undyed yarn, acid dyes, four vintage editions of Vogue Knitting, seven books (two knitting-related) and as you can see above my swift is here!! Been winding wool all morning...........must have burned some serious calories there!
In addition to answering the doorbell to a rather overburdened postie, last night I also went to my first ever Stitch n' Bitch meeting in Borders at Manchester Fort.
To be honest I didn't think a knitting group would be for me as I thought I would feel a bit under scrutiny, like the others were 'picking holes' in my work but I had a really good time.
The group is organised by Caroline who was making a start on some rather nifty wrist warmers. I managed to finally finish off my 'quick' slipper socks (see pic) and made some more headway on the baby kimonos.
The great thing about this group is that the focus is firmly on socialising rather than skills! The group known as the Knitting Kings also meet every Tuesday from 7pm in the Kings Arms, Salford.
I know, I know, knitting and alcohol, both wonderful things but should they go together?!! I plan on heading down there next week but will probably take a scarf with me just to be on the safe side!!!
Well, tomorrow we leave for London, or more importantly the Knitting and Stitch Show , I really can't wait!! We are staying near Edgware Road so I'm looking forward to some really good Lebanese food over the next few days.
I'm also hoping to drag my crew along to Origin, a very promising-looking craft show where I might be able to get my husband to part with even more of his money for goodies for the house!
Anyhoo, must dash, got to collect Beanie from nursery and start cooking corned-beef hash for tea!!