Can you hear that? Listen! Silence… complete and blissful silence. Ah, bliss. I’m sitting in a hotel room in West Yorkshire, overlooking this view:-
There’s even a little bit of snow!
Yup, it’s the beginning of another Stylecraft Blogstars weekend (previous shenanigans here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). I have much to share with you about the weekend already, but that will have to come in a separate post. For now, let’s catch up on the last few days.
Let’s begin with some yarnery. I was hoping to be able to share the finished version of my latest project with you, because I’m rather excited about it but, well, it’s not quite finished. I’m knitting rural Oxfordshire, because I love the changing colours of the landscape, and I love knitting, so it seemed only logical to combine the two. The good news is that summer is finished:-
And so is winter:-
…but spring and autumn remain works in progress. I’ll write a post about the whole process, once all four are complete.
Meanwhile, I stepped well and truly outside my comfort zone this week, and into a photographic/video studio. And because the whole thing was yarn-related, I thought that you might like to come along for the ride.
This all came about because I was contacted by a company that’s starting to sell knitting/crochet products in the UK, and they wanted someone yarny to demonstrate their products in promotional photos and videos. What could possibly go wrong, I thought? Well the first answer to that was that they wanted to focus all cameras primarily on my hands, and guess where I’d scrawled my to-do list in permanent ink the previous night? Yup, you guessed it. Sigh.
I was there for most of the day. Naturally, I’d brought something to do whilst they changed over lights and cameras. (Spot the photographer on the floor in this shot, trying to get the right angle on my ‘The Hiking Moose’ cowl!)
So yeah, these hands are clearly half-way to mega-stardom and I shall have to start wearing gloves to avoid being recognized in the street. I’ll just go and look for some yarn so that I can knit some…
And now, my friends, I must leave you and go and join the other Blogstars for dinner. Whatever you’re doing this evening, have fun!