I am home. I have a phone line. I have broad band.
I also have a silly amount of work on!! The evening I got back Phyllis came round with a sack of mail – literally a black plastic sack full… It is now cleared, but I haven’t caught up on other things.
It is lovely to be back on the island. I love travelling but I also like coming home. Scottie had had a good time with Steve and Ben, but he is a home-loving bird and slept non-stop for a couple of days… (Can a dog be called a bird?!)
So now I am playing catch-up once again. I also have Nigel with me – he has been here since Saturday, and seems to be enjoying himself. We have been out and about quite a bit, but today the weather is foul, and this afternoon I asked him whether he wanted to go out for a walk or to stay in and have another cup of tea. He grinned hugely and walked straight over to the tea bags!! Sensible man!
Menawhile I am knitting away steadily, mainly at stuff for the Orkney book. I have just finished a blanket of squares (they were used on the box beds) and am on the first sleeve of a gansey that has been on the needles for a while – for some reason work on it keeps being interrupted. I am in the process of sorting out a Fair Isle vest, trying to decide the exact pattern, the colours and the yarn. I want to include some yarns easily obtained in the US as well as my favourite J&S.
And I am working on the details of NIFA 2011. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I can get things up and running. And I have three patterns almost ready. Watch this space…!