I’ve been back from London and the Wildcraft Spin-In for almost four weeks but with my dissertation deadline looming I had to dive back into it right away. Now I’ve finished the first chapter and I’m feeling a bit better – maybe this will turn out ok in the end and my PhD will be done by next summer. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!
I’ve decided against a full post about my London adventure and the Spin-In but you can have a look here and see what I’ve been up to.
I want to get back into blogging more regularly which for me seems to be a question of not trying to write the perfect post but just get on with it.
So, I thought I’d show you what has made struggling with that first proper chapter of my dissertation bearable!
Fibre & Yarn from London and the Spin-In
I had lots of fun doing the dyeing workshop at the Spin-In and since I’ve been good with my yarn purchases in London I allowed myself to splurge a bit on Wildcraft fibre and spindles. The Spin-In provided lots of time to get used to my new spindle and I finished spinning the first part of a lovely Falkland fibre.
This is another spindle I couldn’t resist!
As for yarn, I only bought some Brooklyn Tweed Loft from Loop London and some lovely soft Tweed yarn from Studio Donegal at Nest while I waited to be picked up for the journey to Dorset.
New tea cup
Back home a parcel from England was waiting for me and I have been enjoying my tea from this lovely new cup from Cecily Vessey:
I love the small Big Ben on the inside! Check out her designs at etsy!
In the last weeks the weather has got colder and I finally had the opportunity to wear my Curious Cardigan!
Also, squash season started at my local farmer’s market, so I made some soup last week.
The new semester starts next Monday and I’m already dreading it a bit. It will be harder to meet the deadlines in my plan while teaching and preparing the classes. I’m going to enjoy the peace and quiet this week while I can!