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.