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New Stuff and New KnitCast!

Thanks for the comments and emails about my health. I was off work for most of last week as the Madrid bug held on. I’m now feeling a lot better!

Before we go any further, the  newest edition of KnitCast, my podcast about knitting is online! This time I meet scientist and knitting designer Stefanie Japel.

Some great things happened yesterday. Firstly we went to London for the day and saw the divine Patrick Stewart on stage in A Life in the Theatre. It was great and both he and co-star Joshua Jackson were excellent.  Andy fell asleep during the performance (!) but he was tired after shopping for CDs…:-)

While we were in London I went to the London Bead Shop and bought some beautiful beads. Some glass ladybirds (ladybugs) and red and black tubular beads for a bracelet. I also plan to make earrings and a necklace or pendant to match. They also had the most fantastic, detailed glass animal beads. I bought a large turtle bead for a pendant and two smaller ones for earrings. They were expensive, about £5 for the large bead and £3.75 each for the smaller ones.

I didn’t go to John Lewis as I’m attempting to cut back on my yarn purchases, but I did visit Liberty. I bravely avoided buying yarn, although I did look at some CashAir, because I was there to buy fabric. I bought 1.5 metres of a cotton print which will be made into a top.

When we got home I discovered a parcel from my Secret Pal 4! Inside were four skeins of Noro Fuji in shade 106! Thanks Secret Pal! I think I may make some sort of wrap or capelet for summer from them.

Other news – I’ve asked to go part-time at work. I currently work five days and want to work four instead. It’ll mean less money of course, but I want to spend more time on my fibrey things and have a bit more time for KnitCast. I don’t know when my hours will go down, might not happen for a couple of months at least, but I’m really looking forward to it!

I’ll update this post with photos later!


  1. Mariko says:

    Glad you are feeling better. It sounds like you had a nice day in London (and I think it’s hilarious that Andy fell asleep during the show). I have some Girl Scout cookies for you (and some Peeps, too!). Oh, and I think going to 4 days is a fantastic idea!

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  3. kerrie says:

    I would love to go part time and concentrate more on craftiness. Unfortunately the bank balance doesnt agree with me. My maternity leave is almost up so its time for me to get back into the real world. Such a shame…