This last week seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. Work began on the new bathroom this week, and in the absence of a downstairs toilet, this has meant that my boy and I have barely been at home, wandering from place to place by day whilst my girl and my husband are at school. As a result, I haven't been snatching those usual few minutes each day to reply to comments and emails and visit blogs and I'm even more behind than ever. So here are some of the things I never got around to blogging about last week!
The Knitting Marathon organised by Outcast went really well, with 109 hats knitted in all, as we all sat in the sunshine outside Picnic in Reading. There was cake and coffee and lots of chatting as those needles clicked away. I found it very liberating to knit 'freestyle' for a change, albeit on a very small scale, as I'm normally the kind of knitter who likes to follow a pattern! It was so nice to meet lots of new people too, including Lupin of Bugs and Fishes, as well as the other Outcast knitters.
I seem to be absent-mindedly doing a brownie guide salute here
See the Innocent website for more details of the campaign. I've been checking the hatometer regularly, and it seems that things are on target to raise that £250,000 for Age Concern.
Also this week I have been sewing! Yes, this really is a craft blog! I had a custom order for some clutch bags for a wedding party to work on, which was very enjoyable. It was also an excuse to do some fabric shopping to fit in with the bride's colour scheme - this gorgeous brown herringbone tweed.
I really enjoy making these and have a few more in the works, including a version in the brown and gold jacquard fabric above. Is it only me, who in spite of the best intentions, finds it impossible to come away with only the item intended when shopping for fabric? There always seems to be something else I need!