An explanation

While in London I made many pictures and notes - probably more than I ever have while abroad. I'm not exactly sure why, but it is strangely difficult for me to show them here.Don't get me wrong - I had an amazing, magical holiday. I am sure that the posts about my time in London will reveal themselves to me sooner rather than later. I will let you know when that happens.

London, pt. 1

For a week I am a Londoner. It is incredibly easy for me to be here.
I find the Jane-shaped gap in the street and slot myself in. The city begins to flow around me.Have I finally been accepted? Is the third visit the charm?

I've recently learned that my great-grandfather was born here. Can the City sense this? One hopes.Another chance to write a new chapter in the grand romance between London and I. Let's go.

A wee spot of catching up

Well, I am back - to work, to life - for the first time in what feels like ages, but was actually less then two weeks. I've actually been back for a handful of days now, the majority of which were spent recovering from my recent sojourn in London, which (to my North American mind, at least,) is nothing so much as it is a Dickensian Fairyland full of museums and trains - or so it seems to me this morning.At any rate, while I spent the past little bit in a anglophilic state of perma-swoon, Life (and work) continued on without me - which is a roundabout way of saying that I have a wee spot of Catching Up to do. Here we go.

A week ago today I was touring Canterbury (more on that later.) I had just sat down for a cup of tea and a quick email-peek when I got word from Jared that Wool People 2 was going to be released the day after tomorrow (last Wednesday.) As that was my Travel Day Home, this gave me something to look forward to - I have a (mitten!) pattern in Wool People 2 - the lovely (if I may say so) Art Deco subway grating-inspired 34th & 8th mittens.For more info, and to pick up the yarn (Brookyn Tweed LOFT!) to make your own pair, allow me to direct you right over here. To see the other pairs of 34th & 8th in progress and to queue them up yourself, please proceed on to their page on Ravelry here - do not pass go; do not collect $200.

The other bit of news that went down while I was away - also on last Wednesday, if I am not mistaken - was that registration opened up for the 7th annual installement of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club. And yes, I am pleased to announce that I am one of the designers on this year's roster. I can hardly believe it myself.

What else - oh yes. All the Loose Ends that I tied up before I flew away are now allowing me to tie up even MORE naughty loose ends now that I am back - which means more new SJK patterns for you Nice People. The GandeyMitts are due to sneak out at some point in the very near future, as are the new and, more-importantly, FREE gentleman's Athleisure socks. You will be notified.

Finally, for those of you who enjoyed my triad of posts that resulted from my last trip overseas, you will be pleased to know that I have a swathe of writings to share with you from this most recent one. Soon.