This week I've been knitting with some of the Tepa yarn from my shop. I absolutely fell in love with this yarn the minute I saw it. The colours are just so beautiful and there's something so very joyful about gazing down at your right needle and seeing the new row of stitches forming in a random rainbow arrangement!
I'm working with the shade 1783 but all of the four shades in the shop, and on Etsy (there's still an extra 10% off for the rest of October with the code ILOVEWOOL) are just gorgeous. I'm very tempted to start thinking about a bigger project with some Tepa when I've done some Christmas knitting.
I'm fiddling about with some mitten design ideas, perhaps for Christmas gifts, perhaps some to put in the shop - would you be interested in handmade mittens for yourself or as gifts? She asks, tentatively testing the water...
That's twice I've used the C word today, if it offends you then click away before I get to what I'm reading, haha!
This week I've been immersing myself in festive books - going over what I have done in previous years and deciding which things I'd like to include over Christmas and advent this year, from foods and treats to gifts and decorations.
I'm finding it difficult to believe that we're already almost at the end of October - where has the year gone?! (do I say that every year?) If only September and October could drag on as long as January and February.
With the time running away from me I've decided to just pick a few things and pace myself realistically so that I don't get caught up in a stressful frenzy when I'm already ridiculously busy.
You may well note that there's a lack of mention of my blanket squares.. yeah, I need to get on with that this week.
I'm joining in with Ginny and friends for Yarn Along.
What are you knitting and/or reading this week?