Not everything was a surprise completely, I was expecting the Ysolda yarn from Old Maiden Aunt but the colour was even more satisfying in the flesh. On the screen it had looked more grey but in real life it is a blue/green/grey so that was surprise no 1. Surprise 2&3 came in a package together, the spotty plate and a book of poetry by Adrian Mitchell. The package was a present from a very old friend of mine, Ian Taylor, a sculptor who knew Adrian Mitchell and the sculptor himself knows my obsession with knitting so he sent me a knitting poem and I liked that very much.
A favourite part is the bit referring to children’s mittens on rope
“so that the mitten cannot be lost
except by a mixed infant contortionist
with a stanley knife”
(excerpt from Poetry and Knitting by Adrian Mitchell)
It was an unbirthday present for me and it made me smile.
I’ve been up for a very long time today so shouldn’t be sat here at this computer typing, but it takes a while to unwind after an eventful day at work, meeting with the trustees, visiting the new studios, writing up a new knitting class all of which was lovely work but still not good after a limited previous night of sleep. I am writing up the pattern now for the snook daisy gloves and have gauged up three sizes, and one on the needles. Testing happening too and maybe the pattern will be up before my birthday.