- We can support two of our regularly attending friends who, instead of knitting are, most brilliantly, running 10K with another friend of theirs as part of her personal crusade against breast cancer: All funds taken at the next crafternoon tea will be donated to Cancer Research and, hopefully, take Lou's Ladies closer to their £1000 target. We wish you all the very best of luck – and happy running.
- Actually, I think that this is such an important event that I'm going to mention it again: By coming together to knit, crochet or sew; eat cake and drink tea on Sunday 28th June, the £3 that you leave will be used to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Thanks to Amy and Anna for inspiring us to be better people – and allowing us to contribute in our own small way xx
- On a lighter note: This will be our last such meeting before we take a wee break for the school summer holidays. So take the opportunity to sew up those sleeves or cast on that new project in the relative peace that is my studio!
- I will be attempting to make a Madeira cake with a zesty lemon icing. I used to be able to make Madeira cakes but the last two were disasters and now I have the fear of failure. Since the oven that I would like to blame for these issues is unlikely to change in the near future, I will try again...
- Of course, there will be a back-up and it's likely to have chocolate.
- You will no longer have to struggle past the curtains that have adorned the banister for the last long while as they are finally hanging in the sitting room! This has absolutely nothing to do with the increasingly sarcastic remarks from their maker :-) or the impending arrival of my parents. And while they’ll look much nicer once the creases have dropped (ahem), I think they look pretty darn impressive now. Thank you, Sheena.
- And, you never know, the cushions may be covered too! (So aside from the bookshelves – not my job! - that'll be the room finished (shock!))
- All being well, I'll be announcing new knitting classes...
- ... one of which is for parents and children to learn to knit together.
- And finally, we'll find out whether or not the weeks in between now and then are sufficient time to complete two, two-metre long scarves... I'd better get knitting then!
All sewn up:
"I love you more than Pumpkin Spice Socks" by C.C Almon
Currently on the needles and making progress:
"Shelby" by Rachel Coopey
"Campfire" and "Magpie"