And I CANNOT wait! We leave in the wee small hours of the morning and I have my Richard and Judy Summer Reads picked out - The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday and How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper. Not sure how many I'll get through but do intend to do a fair bit of blobbing out by the pool. The children are so excited... they can't wait to get in that pool.
Have loads of ideas for new colourways bubbling away, including possibly one based on book covers, and just skeining up one of my favourites (do I always say that?) in red, orange, hot pink and green in cashmere/silk -with potential name of either Firebird or Strawberry Hill.
Just need to decide whether to carry on offering unique colourways or whether to concentrate on getting a dozen or so popular ones and repeating them. To be honest, can't see that happening soon. Am enjoying creating new ones too much and there's always the custom order if someone see something they like the look of.
Having been inspired by JustClaire's beautiful chevron scarf and as it's my birthday while we're away, made the rash move of ordering 2 skeins of STR in Sherbet colourway. Complete gorgeousness! Was a bit taken aback by the outrageous postage cost which was more than the cost of one skein, so decided it would make sense to order 2 instead! Well, it is my birthday. One does need a treat now and then. Then realised you actually need skeins in 2 different colourways. Doh! Must add it to my Ravelry queue.
Also as part of my birthday present, I ordered a drop spindle kit from a fellow Etsian, mainewoodsyarn, and then joined Natalie's Fibre Club over at The Yarn Yard.
Is it mad to covet lovely roving if you haven't even learnt how to spin yet? Yes, is the answer.
Finally, the lovely Piglottie pointed me in the direction of this great forum - Crafty Threads 'n Yarn which seems so friendly and welcoming. Thanks for that! What am I going to do without my PC for a whole week!