However, Wednesday afternoons seem to be a regular time for the trains at Bitton to get an outing and I just happen to be passing by. There is something irresistible about these fabulous old machines. So as instructed, I took the opportunity to Stop, Look and Listen.
It seems like it has been the only time recently that I have stopped!
On Monday afternoon I ventured out into the homeward commuter traffic on the M5 at Aztec West to go to the monthly Spin-in at Spinning Weal in Clevedon.
I think I should have one of those signs - " I'd really much prefer to be in the passenger seat knitting." There are some folks who really do want to go places in a rush!
I spent a lovley evening in great company and I made this
which is an improvement on my first attempt.
I collected my big sister of all embroidery frames so that I will be able to start work on my Omega tapestry. Watch this space.
The homage to a 1980's Wendy pattern of an aran jumper with a Wheatsheaf on the front has progressed I knitted the pattern up at the time and vowed I would never do it again. I did love that jumper though, but, as I made it in cheap yarn it has been in jumper heaven for some years.
I had 3 balls of aran weight wool from Jo's Mums stash, not enough for a jumper, but hey, enough to make a bag, with a panel of a wheatsheaf! Yeah! As all aran projects tend to do, (well in my inexpert hands) it has grown a little bit bigger than planned and I have now run out of the yarn, so it will have a base of a different colour.
I am still not going to make the jumper again.
However, there are some ladies in Scotland who can knit for Inverallan Ltd , they must knit at least 100 times faster than me. They make a jumper similar to the original design which was promoted in the Sunday Times all those years ago... I really, really, am not going to knit the whole jumper again so one day..... I may just buy one!
In the meantime. Life goes on at the speed of a ....