Three things making me heart-skippy happy this week...........
Thing #1 :: in my basket ::
This is the yarn I'll be using for my Bower Bird workshop, I've been kept very busy prepping for it this week (the first one is this coming Saturday). Part of the workshop will involve looking at putting colours together, so I'm aiming to create a yarny colour wheel to act as an inspiring starting point. I've been using my fabulous yarn winder (it's been smoking!) to create lots and lots of neat little yarn cakes, and the repetitive winding has been weirdly satisfying if a bit time consuming.
Thing #2 :: slung about my person ::
I finished my poncho yesterday, oh boy, I am so in love with this thing. The edging was finished on Monday, then yesterday I made a sweet little dangly tie thing to thread through the neck edge as a final finishing touch. I'm wearing it right now as I sit writing at my drafty desk, and it feels absolutely amaaaaaaaazing. All that's left to do now is to steam-block the edging, it needs some soft stretching and steaming to open it all out and persuade it to sit flat and pretty. I am very, very excited to show you, but need it to PleAse StOp RaiNiNg so that I can take some good photos. Murky wet grey is no good for photos, it really isn't.
Thing #3 :: on my feet ::
Possibly the most exciting thing of all, I got new boots this week. Not any old boots either. Not brown or black, but the most delicious shade of RED. I have wanted red boots forever and ever, and much as when I got my red mary janes, these boots have sent me into a spin of ridiculous happiness this week. I love them so so much, they make me feel like I could walk a thousand smiley miles. And they match my upcycled coat perfectly. Deep sigh....so happy. I've got red boots!!!!!!!
ps I know you're gonna ask....the boots are by Fly London, and I snaffled them up as they were in the sale. They are here on Amazon.
pps don't you just love a mossy cobbled street? This is my back street, right outside my back gate. The cobbles are over one hundred years old, isn't that something?