I’ve had a long day that started at 5.45am and included an 8 mile drive to the nearest big station, two trains to Birmingham, a four hour meeting of an organisation I chair (so I have to concentrate the whole time), two trains home, another 8 mile drive, and an hour smiling at people who belong to an organisation my husband is involved with and for whom he’d organised an international themed dinner. Frankly the last thing I needed was to take part in a quiz about French towns, but I smiled, sold raffle tickets and thought longingly of my bed!
Now my meeting was excellent and productive and while there was some problems with the trains, I can’t complain as it was because of the Somerset floods. I live in Somerset and I’m lucky I live at the top of a hill. (If you haven’t seen pictures, I can only recommend this incredible article.)
I got home at 9.30pm, D dropped me off on his way to work. I had a cuddle with Molls and discover I had two parcels waiting for me!
A while back I entered a competition on the iMake blog (highly recommended) to win something from Made by Ewe. You had to visit the Made by Ewe website and say what you’d like and why… I had completely forgotten about it so you can imagine how pleased I was to receive Martine’s email telling me I’d won! AND the parcel from Linda at Made by Ewe arrived today!
Look at this!
Everything needed is included:
Check out these gorgeous needles!
I think it is absolutely adorable. I shall save it for when I really need a pick me up project. These kits would make perfect gifts for the knitter in your life. Do go and check out the Made By Ewe website, I know you’ll love it.
What I really like is the reason for creating the yarn which is called ‘Nothing to Hide’.
Please read Old Maiden Aunt’s blog post about it here; it just about sums up my feelings about the Winter Olympics – I love watching the games but equally I am hugely uncomfortable with the anti LGBT stuff going on in Russia. So, I paid my £15 (of which £5 is being donated to Stonewall) on Thursday evening after reading Sparkly Shoes post and it arrived today! That is amazing service!
And here it is:
I love that I have a numbered skein; each one is unique, like a work of art!
Thank you so much Sparkly Shoes for your post which lead me to discover another fabulous hand dyer! And thank you Old Maiden Aunt for a glorious skein delivered super fast; and thank you Martine of iMake blog and Linda of Made by Ewe for my prize.
Now THAT is what I call a good evening!