Well bugger it anyway!
Despite it being barely above freezing here this morning, the sun is up in the sky, the birds are singing away and all is good in the world. Well that’s providing you don’t turn on the telly, computer or radio, refuse to open a newspaper and never venture outside. We can still dream though and there’s nothing like dreaming about shiny pretty things, or in my case mostly woolly or woolly related things.
You’ll recall this beautiful braid of BFL top I’m sure?
Well I’m a firm believer in using materials you actually like when your learning something, rather than opting for a more economical choice. Yes, this does mean you may well end up throwing something into the bin, that with a little more experience under your belt, would be positively gorgeous. Then again, there’s also the chance that if you dislike the materials you’re using so much, you might actually be turned off of the idea altogether.
I’m telling you all this in order to justify using this yummy woolly goodness to try and learn a new technique, well actually two as it happens.
I included British Fibre Art Magazine as one of the things I had my eye on in February’s These Are a Few of My Favourite Things. The eagle eyed among you, will no doubt have spotted my copy resting (artfully like), under one of my Portuguese knitting projects a couple of posts back.
I was chuffed to bits that I’d managed to get hold of it, because at the time, the print run had all but sold out. Since then there has been a reprint, so I’m imagining you might still be able to pick up your own if you’re interested?
With the second issue due out any day, I thought I should get a post about it written up toot sweet.
This magazine malarkey is getting pretty time consuming, I can tell you. We’ve been working on giving Olann and a brand new look, which to be fair, is amazing and we both love it, but neither of us had anticipated the time involved in making the switch. Fingers crossed though, we have most, if not all of the items sorted and hope to publish tomorrow (I think?) and I have a little time free, to catch up on some other bits and bobs.
I think I’m really beginning to get the hang of this Portuguese Knitting ♥♥♥ (famous last words).
In the past when I had the shop, I ate, slept and drank all things fibre and crafty related, which was part of the reason for thinking an Irish Magazine on that very topic was needed. Now Olann and is a reality, I find my addiction to craft, fibre and handmade has grown even more. I’ve become so immersed in my love of these three things, that barely a day goes by, that I don’t find myself lusting after some new fibre, publication or handmade item.
I can’t believe it’s been over a fortnight since my last post, even harder to comprehend, is how quickly the first five weeks of 2017 have flown by. Unfortunately, I’ve spent most of those weeks worrying about my youngest child’s health and the stress that caused, resulted in rather a bad RA flare up.