We have had snow recently and I am excited about this little project that I found, Snowflake by Tin Can Knits . It is two tone and comes in sizes 0-6 months up to adult 4XL. Cast on a small one for a young lady I know. They have got some super designs and the pattern writing is spot on.
Another revelation in our house is bought cake, who knew it could be so good? We had a Panetone at Christmas and the Colomba is the Easter version, - (mothers day, we'll be getting another for Easter) shaped like a Dove. A young lady I know likes it for breakfast in bed.
We have had a lot of discussion in our house about how Sleeping Beauty actually came to prick her finger, we have studied the many spinning wheels we know and couldn't fathom the fairytale.
That is until Dora brought along her Great Wheel and gave us a demonstration of Long Draw Spinning at Stafford Knot Spinners. It's a massive wheel that you have to stand up to work and the spindle is a great big dangerous looking spike.
...I found a crate of childrens magazines in a charity shop, little did I know that one day I would have a daughter who always wanted a crappy magazine full of adverts and free tat. Happily I can now walk through the supermarket without being harranged by a 7 year old for £3.99 because she has two years worth of these lovely magazines from 1969 to 1971 waiting for her at home, as if by magic they are delivered to her every Thursday, keeping closely to the date of issue. Result!