This is what the coffee table looks like when I'm in swatching mood:
The result of the weekend's swatching:
On Monday I was still bad so I decided to ignore the pain and try to get on with normal life. I had planned to dye the sock club yarn but I was in too much pain to manage that. Tuesday I was still bad but I went to Totnes to meet a friend. We spent a few hours in a coffee shop and had lunch and knitted. I managed to do some shopping too. Got some boots for Norway and some beads. Remember my bead stash from last week?
On Wednesday my back/headache was a little bit better and I managed to get the sock club yarn dyed. In the evening the Modbury knitting group which normally meets at Hulu Crafts, had invited me to come to their Christmas meal at Turtley Mill. I went to their Christmas meal last year too and some of the ladies have been to my workshops throughout the year so it was lovely to see them all again. We had a lovely meal. I took some pics but they were not very good so I won't embarass anyone by sharing them. I did have to take a pic of my gorgeous dessert which was the Chocolate Lovers Desert Plate:
On Thursday I was back to severe headache again. I spent all morning sewing up and doing neckbands etc for a deadline design which had to be posted on Thursday. I was very pleased with the result. At lunch time i picked up my friend, Claire, and headed to Cowslip Workshops for our knitting group's Christmas meal. Cowslip is a patch work shop and coffee shop set on a farm outside Launeston. The garden is beautiful:
And so is the coffee shop:
here's our group of knitters:
After our meal we were allowed to choose a fat quarter from this lovely selection:
The Cornwall Yarn Shop where some of us might have bought some yarn.
I've just done a shop update. Place a yarn order before 17 December (last posting date before Christmas will be 18 December as we leave for Norway on the 19th) and get a 50% discount off any pattern order from my Ravelry shop. The discount code will be in the order confirmation e-mail. so you can go straight to the Ravelry shop and order and download your patterns. buy as many as you like at 50% discount. Here's some of the Organic Merino in the shop update: