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!
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!