Oh dear, I have already sustained an injury from my sudden running enthusiasm. I have been very surprised to find that I actually really enjoy running, after years of mocking runners and thinking how dull it looks. Don't get me wrong, I've always been into sports, very much so in fact, although as often happens when people leave school and sports clubs are less convenient to go to, I have badly lapsed over the last couple of years. But due to this enthusiasm, I decided to go for a run when I'd only been the day before and should have had a rest day. I have ended up pulling a muscle in the top front of my thigh. Walking is fairly difficult; getting into a car is very painful. Lesson learned I think. Until I've reached a better level of fitness, I certainly won't run without giving my muscles time to recover!
Other than that, my cardigan is really progressing well. I've not got too much to go on the fronts and back (knit in one piece on a circular needle)
The photo is pretty bad quality but you get the idea.
I've found the perfect button to go with it as well,from my newly enlarged stash of buttons. It only needs one, so a great project if you have a random button you want to use... or perhaps rather a large effort to go to just use one button. I guess it depends how crazy you are about them!
On Saturday I met Juliet from Artist's Pallette Yarns at Cirencester Craft Fair. I've met a couple of knitters at events now, andI have to say again that they're always so friendly :) Anyway, her yarns are beautiful and I'd love some of her fibre when my spinning improves. Which reminds me, I went to Nailsworth yesterday and came upon (or more appropriately, hobbled upon) Olivia Dell's World Textiles and Folk Art shop, which doesn't appear to have a website, but is full of fasciating stuff. I bought this book on spinning from her.
Its "Your Handspinning" by Elsie G. Davenport from 1964 and now out of print. A sought after book according to Olivia... but it contains these fab illustrations, of which these two are examples.
I think it will be rather useful as I carry on learning to spin. I was also excited to find that there is now a Cardiff Knitters group on Ravelry, although unfortunately nearly all their meet ups are on Thursday evenings, which is when we have Bible class at our church and I don't like to miss it. There is a group some Tuesdays though so I will have to try and get to one when we're back in Cardiff.
If anyones reading, hello and thanks for dropping by. Please say hello :)