This is the post that honestly reports that I have not been knitting much, or rather that what I have knit since the last post isn't really much .... still best to report in. So today I've got a quick update about the project that is growing so slowly that it hardly shows ... and I realize that its only going to get slower and slower. I've also got another new toy, not mine but on loan, so I'll share. Finally there is a new edition of Entangled up... with an interview with the amazing Verb-for-keeping-warm people, Jacey Bogs, Granny squares in their new role as a vampire accessory, and I've got an article in it on how to minimize waste when making things and it comes with a pattern! Not knitting but sewing, a very easy and I think rather elegant bathrobe. The pattern is cut in a very traditional way, no need to buy a paper pattern, just fold the fabric up as instructed and chalk your measurements out on the fabric then cut. The design comes from an era where fabric was precious and so the design makes advantage of the entire width and length of fabric.
Sanquhar mitts. I simply can't ignore the opportunity to knit colourwork, and historical colour work at that.
Then there is this, a bright new Aura wheel. I've been asked to learn how to work this wheel so I can be the go-to demonstrator at Unwind. How could I say not to that request? Bear is a tad worried that after this I'll want to buy one (he called the one who requested I learn an enabler). So far I've only spun a little on the Aura, and yes it is different to other wheels but I think not so different that it can't be mastered. And yes there are a huge range of adjustments that one can make ... I think I will see how I go and then write a review.
Back next week, with a new project, reports on the ease with which I'm adapting to the Aura and slow but steady progress on my Deciduous shawl.