Anticipation is, I think, a good thing when it's not tinged with apprehension. I get as much pleasure anticipating reading the pile of books by my bedside
as I do wondering what to knit with this month's mouthwatering Sock Club yarn from Posh Yarn.
I'm also anticipating going to Ally Pally on Thursday and Saturday; more to meet up with old friends, knit and chat rather than for the shopping. I haven't made an Ally Pally shopping list and I'm not intending to buy anything (shock, horror, hold the front page..). I'm planning to leave my plastic at home and take a little cash, just in case.
Isn't this pincushion great? Sue brought it back for me from her last trip to China and it's far too pretty to stick pins in. The fabric colour is much richer in real life.
I was in Stash Yarns yesterday for a little knitting and chatting. Nathalie showed me her Print O' the Wave Stole knitted in the softest cream-coloured Sea Silk. The stole is gorgeous and your grafting looks fine, Nathalie! I bought a skein of Helen's Lace in the so-hard-to-resist Black Purl colourway. I haven't quite decided what to make with it; the Leaf Lace Shawl is about 10 rows from being finished and I rather fancy the challenge of casting on one of Miriam Felton's shawls next.