Two new things, one practical and one FUN!! And new yarn….
Yesterday I received my new pin from Romi. I have 3 of hers already, but I wanted one of the swirls. This is so simple, yet so effective – just a swirl of metal (mine is nickel) which you poke through the shawl or jumper or whatever and twist. I hoped it would come in time to take it away with me and it has:
Here it is on a sample of the cloud cashmere, which arrived the day before. I also have a bit of white and a bit of bright pink, and it is set to become a gillet/bodywarmer/whatever you want to call it!
And the fun thing is an original cartoon from Alex. let me explain before I show you…
We have two local papers up here. One, Orkney Today, is better for news and the other, the Orcadian, is better for adverts. And the Orcadian also has a cartoon strip called The Giddy Limit, by Alex. These are always funny, often hilarious, and tell you a lot about Orcadian life. (In case you don’t know the expression, ‘that is the giddy limit’ is a phrase which shows something is extreme, usually in a good sense, but not always!!)
A few weeks ago the strip was about knitting – number 215 on Alex’s site. It is the original of this I have bought, and here reproduce it with his blessing:
Go to his site for a bigger version if you can’t read it… and also for some other sheep related strips.
Between times I have been packing for my trip. I leave home tomorrow afternoon for Inverness, where I am staying with a friend until Friday. After that I will be away from the net for three weeks.
But more of that later in the week…