Well it's the feast of the Epiphany when all the trimmings are supposed to come down . I jumped the gun and they all came down on the 2nd . Except for my Crib ,as the three wise men don't arrive till today, I thought i'd better leave it up or they'd have nowhere to go.
I had to take the Christmas stuff down as I wanted to get back to normality. When we'd done that we sorted all the stock out and made a big list of what there is to make. The answer was LOTS. Then I realised that it was only eleven weeks till Easter and our first outing . Then I PANICKED. Luckily we don't need much in the form of raw materials but we did need card for the Memory Albums I do . So after lunch we set off for James Croppers at Kendal and got loads. On the way back we called in at Sizergh Barn Cafe for a coffee and watched the cows being milked . Got a gorgeous basket for the stall . It will look great full of wool. And a hat . More on that another day.
Think I've got a new addiction . Lace knitting. This is another Forest Canopy . This time my own Hand Dyed BFL. I just love it . Watching the patterns form . I've just got a new book to work my own designs out . Am just experimenting today.At last I've mastered Entrelac socks and I think they will be a bit addictive as well. It wasn't as hard as I thought .Though they do take a bit of time. I've found my short Brittany DPN's are great for this work. Booked the caravan in at a site for the Easter Crafts Fair at Silloth , West Cumbria . It will be our first visit up there this year. One of many. Then we'll be up there for our long stay in Summer doing the Agricultural Shows . Hopefully nobody will let Foot and Mouth out again.
At last I've finished my Clarissa Dickson Wright book . It was fantastic . The only trouble was I didn't get much sleep while I was reading it as I couldn't put it down . What a page turner.
Well back to some proper work tomorrow . My lists are written . My timetable and clock are set and I am raring to go. NORMALITY RULES.