I am a day late with my update but here none the less.
Yesterday the children and I enjoyed a walk to see a megolithic Calendar Stone as part of a locally organised Spring Equinox festival in the area. It was such a beautiful afternoon for it and a great opportunity for the children to learn part of their heritage and history. Here in the midlands of Ireland you can’t travel a mile without coming across parts of our history that are thousands of years old. Not hundreds but thousands and thousands. It amazes me when people come to Ireland it’s always the well known sites they tell you they have to see to see Ireland when in fact if you head into the midlands of the country that is where most of the people would have lived (why would you live beside the see on an island that could be invaded, you’d have travelled into the centre to live) and that is where you’ll find the Ireland of thousands of years ago.
I’m sure though you’re not all here for a Irish history lesson, but just if you visit you’ll know where to come.
You are here though for a catch up on the yop list. So well what have I been working on *note I’m trying to frantically remember now what I did actually work on.
I worked on Miss Winkle the shawl as part of the Crafts from the Cwtch rav group kal. I’m loving this but then it’s a shawl and when I knit a shawl they are always for me so it’s my selfish knitting part. It is also for my shawl section on my yop list. This is the latest picture I’ve taken although I think I’m a loop or two further on. It’s such a great easy pattern to knit, I took it with me to do while the children had a table quiz competition, they finished joint 4th, but it was perfect knitting project material.
I’ve been working on re-make of Sam Burrow, again making him suitable for children of all ages and I’ve a new Billy to do. This will be the last order I take to sell for the moment because for now I’m concentrating on the designing and pattern end of things. I’ve a few things to do with that for the next week or so and then I can show all. I know I’ve been saying that for ages haven’t I but it’s all finally at the stage where I can.
So there you have it, not a lot produced yarn wise but it’s been a busy week.