On Sunday, I had a mostly-kid-free day. My initial thoughts were that there was a lot that I could do to make the most of the time without distraction.
Instead of doing any sort of catch-up on things, I made a conscious decision to ignore the impulse to do anything that I felt that I should.... and do exactly what I needed to do.
RELAX... (knit)lovely friends for coffee and cake and then spent the afternoon with my knitting machine and an audio-book.
I could feel my tired, over-stuffed brain defragging.
There was even time to linger in another little slice of (textile) heaven....
my new book. Teresa Dair's design aesthetic is so completely up my alley, I sighed and pored over every one of this book's silky, matt pages.
...but that's hardly the point of a gorgeous and inspiring book, is it...?
And until I can justify any more yarn purchases, I won't have any of the amazing Dairing yarn to create the textures needed for the full effect. In the meantime, I have pure wool. LOTS of pure wool.
I took inspiration and went a bit freestyle with this idea....
You'll no doubt be treated to much swanning and poncing when I finally get my body into this one.
I'm looking forward to seeing Teresa ... and her yarn... (WHO SAID THAT?) at Grampians Texture next year. She'll be teaching workshops there too.
In the meantime, if you don't hear from me, I'll be knitting furiously, to make room in that yarn stash of mine....