That’s pretty much what happened with the blogging.
I have been busy in all sorts of good ways. I have done two new markets, one good and one not so good. The good one was Titirangi Handmade. Such lovely stalls and customers, good music, and I made some sales which is, well, the point.
I have also started learning how to spin on a lace-weight top whorl spindle. It’s pretty great actually! I wanted to teach myself how to use it properly before Ravelry’s Tour de Fleece where I hope to spin up the beautiful silk lapps that my SIL gave me.
I am using a cream merino and I love how it’s turning out so far. I think I will make it a 2 ply and hopefully get enough to make a little baby vest or something.
Then I continued with the Year of Handmade and started my sister’s birthday present. She had a look through my stash and requested a cream coloured cowl that would go underneath any winter coat. I don’t have enough (and I am being good and not buying more!) to make something to her specific request, which was a long cowl that could be looped and tucked, so I found a cream wool/silk blend and I am making a loose Noble Cowl.
Then there has been a lot of afternoon walking to soothe the grumpy toddler. I am enjoying the walks a lot more now that my camera is coming along too. It gives me a little more motivation and adds some purpose to the walk other than ‘stop the whinging’.
I am seeing so much interesting and creative detail around the neighbourhood that I have previously just wandered past without noticing.
Best of all about the last week though is the fact that I FINISHED the tiny cardigan! It isn’t going in this post though. It will have a post all of its own with as much pic-spam as I can manage. Hooray!