|February Lady Cardigan in progress|
I haven't made any more progress on Hampton though because I got caught up in a shawl (more of that later) and a couple of items I needed to knit for a swap I took part in on Ravelry. I really enjoyed this swap, it's the first one I have ever taken part in and is run by the Outlander fans group on Ravelry. For the unititiated Outlander is a series of books by Diana Gabaldon about Claire, who after walking into a stone circle in Scotland in 1945, comes out the other side in 1743, her subsequent adventures and relationship with highlander Jamie Fraser. They are the most compelling and addictive books I have ever read, they just completely suck you into the lives of the characters. Jamie and Claire have legions of fans who are now anxiously awaiting the completion of book 8 in the series. Anyhow, this swap as I say, was fun to do, we had to 'stalk' our spoilee (the person we are giving gifts to, hence spoiling) to discover the things they like to wear, eat, knit, other hobbies, favourite colours etc. The parcel we make up for our spoilee had to contain certain types of items, a handcrafted gift, some yarn, small things like stitch markers, tape measure etc and any other treats. For my hand made gifts, I made a cowl and some cotton face cloths.
|Fraser's Ridge Facecloths|
The aforementioned shawl is the other reason I haven't made any progress on poor old Hampton and so, here it is.
In other non-knitting news, Patrick and I had another trip down the Real Ale Trail on the train in West Yorkshire a few weeks ago, we have some wine brewing and I have started going running!! More about that lot in another post I think, so that's about all for now folks.