|Hurry up Mr Postman! I can't wait to have a closer look!|
I am a winner in round three of the Pattern Pyramid - ooh ooh ooh!
In case you don't know, Karen sent this international rollercoaster down the track back in June, here.
I followed a couple of patterns around the world for a while, and then the trail went cold. I kept on throwing my name in the hat, though, just in case - and my persistence has paid off at last!
I am the next link in the chain that went from Karen, to The Perfect Nose, to Carolyn, who made this amazing jacket from her Pattern Pyramid choice - wow!
I am totally over-excited to be part of this project and I will definitely be prioritising my Pyramid make when the patterns arrive - ooh which one to choose?!
Watch this space!
In other news...
I am reading:
The Crimson Petal and the White It has been
I recently devoured Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Jeanette Winterson's latest autobiography. I wrote a long, self-indulgent wallow of a blog post about it... and then decided you didn't need to know all that stuff. Let's just say: Jeanette and I have childhood themes in common and it is a wonderful book to read if literature is an important part of your life or if you have ever struggled against a religious upbringing. Or both.
And I downloaded the free sample chapter of Happier at Home from here.
I haven't read The Happiness Project, and I am having trouble slowing down enough to read Gretchen Rubin's blog (why is that?) but I like the themes her books explore.
I am really looking forward to reading Zadie Smith's new novel, NW - that's my September holiday reading sorted!
I am about to sew
Kelly Skirt in dark denim.
Kelly skirt in mustard cord.
My cobalt blue raincoat.
I am working the i-cord bind-off on Shalder! Nearly there!
And in sock news, I joined the Ravelry group "Sock Knitters Anonymous" to motivate me to work through my yarn stash.
My first project for September is a pattern called Rainy Weekend Socks, which is written in German. Another SKA member has started a group to work up an English translation, which is great for me as it will help me understand other German patterns, of which I have many!
I am knitting these in dark green Lidl yarn, for a man's Christmas present :D
And clutter clearance?
Last weekend saw some amazingly successful fund-raising on Ebay, with 15 parcels sent out into the world, and corresponding space freed up in my home and my brain! The things people will buy!
I am breathing a little more easily now.