And the ice has come down on the river from Canada. The first year we lived here I thought the river had frozen over, but apparently not.
I am taking a couple of days off work. I should be doing all sorts of admin (we're trying to sell a flat and buy a house at the moment), but instead I have made berry crumble. Perfect for a day like today.
And I've been learning chain stitch from Granny Squares 101 here . I bought the loveliest wool in Purl Soho last weekend. And the woman there actually pretended to believe me when I told her with a straight face that I was going to make granny squares. She was kind enough not to point out my ignorance when I asked for a crochet hook and she had to guide me through the sizings.
So, now I am the proud owner of five skeins (if that the right word) of Cascade Yarns 220 100% Peruvian Highland wool and a size H hook with a rather fetching brown and cream handle. I would tell you what weight the wool is (4 ply? 8 ply?) but I'm not sure and don't know how to read the label. You begin to see the level I'm at...
BUT, I am learning. And today, I have learned how to make a slip knot, and practiced my chain stitch a gazillion times. It's a start. (Where I got the pink wool from is a story for another day.)
And I've loved winding the wool. It's quite trance-inducing. And I found the perfect skein-holder for it.
And at the end of it, you end up with this.