For the last two days I have been blessed with what I like to think of as a mini break from the daily routine. Having two consecutive days to myself has offered me time for reflection and uninterrupted musings. So I took the opportunity in both hands and decided to take myself back to the root of my inspiration. And well, I’d like to share with you all what I’ve been up to.
On Monday I got to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, I went to see my Knit & Knatter ladies. I have been a member of multiple Knit & Knatter groups in my area for many years now, but with a full time job I’m not able to fully commit to the weekly schedule anymore, so it’s such a joy to able to turn up at the usual spot, at the usual time, unannounced as a little surprise, and completely fit back in like I’ve never been away. I spent the best part of my afternoon with them sipping orange juice and tea and discussing everything from current affairs to the crazy lids they put on toothpaste tubes these days. Honestly, it was truly wonderful and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to go back and spend some time with them again. I think when you get to go back to where things all began it can cause a fantastic sense of nostalgia and really appreciate how far you’ve come and when it comes to my novel, these ladies were definitely one of my original sources of inspiration.
Here’s a little sneaky peek of the project I took with me that afternoon. For those of you following me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you might find the ball of wool rather familiar.
I promise I will explain the mystery of this project at some point… 😛
As for today, my Mom and I went on a little Mother/ Daughter shopping spree, so you know there’s going to be trouble. I’ve been watching a few Vloggers recently and so I believe the correct term for what I returned home with is a “haul”.
So here’s a picture of my “Knitting Haul” from today:
Here we have …
A HobbyCraft “Get Crafty Kit” for a “Knitted Shoulder Bag”.
I was very impressed because this kit only cost £8 and it includes the bamboo handles (which you would normally pay around £7 for alone.) Plus the design includes some lovely chunky cable, so I’m excited to master the art of cable and improve that skill with this design.
6 Balls of “Sirdar BeachComber Double Knitting” in “Shade 258”. This buy was the bargain. There is currently a 3 for 2 offer in HobbyCraft on this particular wool, so I got enough balls to knit myself a cute autumn t-shirt for the price of only 4! I’m super excited for this project because my Mom also bought 6 balls of this wool for herself in Shade 250 and we’re going to have a knit-along together! 😀
The March 2015 edition of “Knit Today”. This was a useful purchase because it came with three free stitch holders in metallic pink, purple and blue. Super cute! But more so I fell in love with the floral necklace in the “Spring Knits Book” that also came free with this issue, so I couldn’t let it pass me by.
And there we go, that’s just a little insight in to my two day break. So as I settle down to an evening investigating my new purchases, I hope you all get to enjoy a mini break of your very own this week. 🙂
– B xo