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Drive-By Blogging

This week has been fun, stressful, and interesting. Prepare for bullet-points as I don’t think my brain has the capacity for entire paragraphs.

First some knitting bits:

  • Rowan has published my Windsor hat pattern. It is free and you can download it from the Rowan website.
  • I took part in another crafts/textiles conference at the University of Glasgow. Highlights: Edith Rattay from the Moray Firth Gansey Project speaking about East Coast ganseys with such authority and passion; Di Gilpin and Rosie Eribé asking questions about the heritage and future of Scottish textiles. It was a good day.
  • I had a few more commissions for patterns come through my in-box. I am really, really excited!
  • And because 2012 has been a fantastic year for me so far (which I needed after some very soul-destroying years not so long ago), I am throwing a mini-celebration. I’m knocking 12% off all my patterns until June 5th – just use “Love2012” when you purchase any of my Ravelry designs.

And some non-knitting bits:

  • I finally read some books(!). I re-visited The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald after some 18 years. My first thought? “That’d be a breeze to teach.” My second thought? “Damn, but it is slight.”
  • London Under by Peter Ackroyd was my next read. My Other Half has an affinity for psychogeography and recommended me the book. It was okay – but for a book about the London subterrain it did skim the surface an awful (if you’ll pardon me the pun).
  • I am quietly addicted to W.E.L.D.E.R. – a word game for iPods and iPads. I am yet to get beyond level 10, sadly.
  • Eurovision came around and it was awesome. While I do have opinions on the proceedings, so far I am just listening to Loreen’s “Euphoria” for the 464th time.
  • And you may enjoy the Overthinking Person’s Drinking Game. Hic.

4 Thoughts on “Drive-By Blogging

  1. Kirsten on June 2, 2012 at 9:56 am said:

    Congratulations on your Windsor Hat pattern for Rowan! It must be thrilling to see one’s things being published.

  2. Congratulations on the pattern…it’s very pretty…
    and if I ever had to read The Great Gatsby again, I’d stab myself in the eye…the problem is too many professors choose to use that book…I think I had to read it in 4 classes…and it really isn’t a favorite..I hated all the supposed symbolism, etc…

  3. Wow, you really weren’t kidding, it has been a busy week for you! Congrats on the pattern being published! That is fantastic news! Rowan is such a great yarn company too.

  4. Helen Mears on June 3, 2012 at 7:13 am said:

    Congrats on having the pattern published.

    Ackroyd’s London is a much more solid and substantial read and he also brings psychogeography into that one.

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