Haven't written for a while so am writing and dating these to reflect what's been going on over the Spring! The sheep are getting very close to lambing now - predicted start date was 28th March - and we need to feed them more over the last six weeks as this is when most foetal development takes place. Weather has been mixed including snow and hot sunshine! Spent a beautiful week in the Northern Dales and finally started on my Moorland Ripple Blanket by Attic24 . I love her work! Progress has been slow but the colours are great and the blanket currently looks more like this:
Came back and went along the next day to Edinburgh YarnFest at the Corn Exchange.
This event describes itself as the UK's premier urban knitting event and it is huuuuge! I owe the organisers of this event so much for all the love and support they've shown me over the last year or so: believing in the idea of LammermuirWool before I did! I tried very hard to restrain myself from buying anything (too much) but it is always good to catch up with friends who run stalls at this event, particularly Amanda Perkins Crochet Blankets, John Arbon (both because - as we all know - Lynton rocks), Ange at WeftBlown, the ladies from Whistlebare who modeled my Orkney Scarf, woven in their lovely wool, Jenny at SkyBluePink, and Ronnie Eunson from Uradale Yarns. It's exhausting though - all that looking at wool and feeling inspired, by just how creative people are - so didn't stay all day and went home very proud of my stash (pictured below). As you can see, there are quite a few books there; and they don't count. Do they?: