Fist of all, thank you all for your birthday wishes - I added £10:00 to my RFL fund and then two more posts arrived so I owe RFL £2:00 which will be added again, don't worry, as I have some more fundraising plans in the next couple of months.
The winner of my Birthday Draw was Kathryn - Kathryn, I shall leave a post on your blog to let you know, and if you drop me an email at joymivalAThotmailDOTcom with your postal details I shall send a litle something to you from my stash.
For those of you who didn't know, MIL fractured her femur in four places a couple of weeks ago bless her. It was her second fall in as many weeks, she has had it pinned and plated but has been very poorly post operatively. We saw her again yesterday evening, and she is definitely improving. There is a long road ahead, but some light I think. Thank you for your well wishes, they are much appreciated.
And now to Wonderwool Wales. What a wonderful day it was, spent in lovely company too. I had barely arrived when it was down to work ;) a weaving workshop with Maureen Preen. In the photo below are Willow, Kellybears, Daisydap and Ygymraes from the CTNY forum. It was great fun.
"Oh look" cried voice "It's Andy Warhol!!!!!" Actually it was Antony Worrall Thompson in the Food Hall! Pop food perhaps ;-)
And just to show you are never too young - the lovely Caitlin, daughter of a cyber friend, is taught how to finger knit by Wye Sue of the Knitting and Crochet Guild. Caitlin made a chain longer than she was while her mum and I sat with a much needed cup of tea. Alison - did Caitlin ever persuade you to buy a skein of Knitwitch yarn for her? You know, the cashmere and silk!!
Purchases below - just one or two! Do you recognise them?
Fyberspates Laceweight - I fell in love with the colours
Posh Yarn Eva - again just look at those colours
Oh, and three skeins of this lovely yarn from Knitting4fun to make felted slippers with. This was a new company for me, but I'll be looking out for them again.
My first port of call though, before I went a weaving, was to Knitwitches this is Silk with Baby Camel, the colour is Mountain Lakes. And if you think this looks scrummy...........
.....this is to die for! At £25:00 this is the single most expensive skein of yarn I have ever bought, it is 65% Cashmere and 35% Silk and is sooooo soft. The colour is Dark Heather. I'm afraid the photo doesn't do the yarn justice .
I also bought cheese. This is cheese heaven, the Pwll Mawr is quite simply the best cheddar I have ever tasted. The Capel Newydd has white wine and garlic in it - yummy!
Sloe Gin and Apricot Liqueur. There was also a free bottle 10cl bottle of cherry liqueur with these two - somehow I can't seem to find it...................