It’s just a few days to go before Christmas, and it’s time to make lists so that things don’t slip between the cracks!
Between now and Wednesday, there are lawns to mow, decks to scrub, the house cleaning, baking, a Christmas grocery run and final Christmas knit to finish.
Isn’t it a pretty colourway? It’s Dream in Color Smooshy in Tea Party. There will be enough yarn from this skein to make two of these, and I think it’s very appropriate to make some for me, given my avid tea habit. The name of the yarn is apt too. It is quite Smooshy! This 100% merino sock weight yarn has the perfect density (like my favourite high twist from Knitsch). It is nicely twisted and not at all splitty. The 3 ply also makes it durable. It’s just right for this little project of mine.
On Wednesday, I will be in Wellington to meet Charles Gandy, a US designer who is in town. The event has been kindly organised by James (kiwikiltedknitter), of Joy of Yarn indie sock fame (sadly he no longer dyes). His itinerary is on this Ravelry forum if you’d like to join in!
And on Thursday, the guest room needs to be readied for my sister and her family who are arriving to share Christmas. It will be most excellent to see them again as it has been a couple of years.
I hope all is well in your corner of the world, and that your own holiday plans are going well.
Thought I’d share a couple of ‘other’ photos with you: the cuddly cat decided yesterday that the best place in the world was on my lap and under the knitting. It was quite a cold day – in fact, we have had SNOW on the hills this week!! I almost lit the fire (but wait, it’s summer right!?)
Look at that wee blissed-out face! It was a bit gloomy – apologies for the bad lighting in the photo.
You may be wondering about the new background in my photos – this is my newly set-up headquarters for Kiwiyarns Knits/Wei S. Leong Designs. If I may say so myself, it’s the perfect knitting designer’s corner!
And finally, saving the best for last: a Knitting Event for the Wellington region!! It will be some time in October – we have just been informed that the venue double-booked our preferred date, which means we need to do some rethinking of dates. Sigh.
It will be held at the Carterton Events Centre in Carterton, Wairarapa, which is only an hour’s drive from Wellington. It will be an all-day event, with selected, quality traders and a handmade lounge for social crafting (I hesitate to say knitting, because all fibre related people are welcome, eg. crocheters, spinners and weavers).
Registration will be free, and there will be a limited amount of pay-for classes for advanced/intermediate level knitting skills. We’ll be putting out the call for traders and teachers soon, but if you are interested, please do drop me a line.
More details will be forthcoming in the new year!