Then, shortly after Wonderwool, the Eggesford Barton Retreat took place. All went relatively smoothly, including two fascinating Mill visits - one to Sue Blacker's in Launceston and the other to visit John Arbon's in South Molton. The weekend deserves a post of its own so I'll stop there.
I've been gradually processing my Shetland Fleece from Shetland into soft and woolly laceweight. That's the wool in the picture at the start of this post (pre washing). I'm going to knit a traditional Shetland Lace Shawl from the outside in, following Sharon Miller's instructions (from her classic book 'Heirloom Knitting') so I can get my head around the format before trying to design my own. I've completed the first of the four edging sections. Cor, fancy that - actually walking before I run! And, as is usual, I'm also tryng to knit the niece's cardi, join in a sock KAL AND design a cushion cover based on 'tinner's rabbits'.
I'm also painting and LOVING it. Have ordered 50 cards of X6 different paintings to go in the Gallery at Hannah's and maybe start my Etsy shop. The painting mojo is flowing. I'll add some pics of the THREE paintings I completed yesterday. I'm yearning to do a still life a la Shirley Trevena (who floats my boat). And am trying to get a series of sheepy portraits done too. Not busy at all then.