These photos were taken before all our furniture was brought back in and before we had put pictures and paintings back on the walls. it's all done now except the curtains. Simon has promised me he'll get the curtain rails back up this weekend. I really liked my old curtains and fortunately they still suit our new colour scheme so I've just had them dry cleaned.
But best of all, I love our new laminate flooring. Simon was nervous about doing it but he did a great job. it took him 8 days in total to do the floors and pain everything and then we spent an evening moving everything back in.
Before I used to keep a huge amount of knitting stuff in the lounge and it did make it a bit messy. So at the moment i'm confining my knitting stuff to this small basket which lives next to my knitting chair. It contains my ChiaoGoo needles, my small notions case, my current projects, my 4mm Signature short straight needles and some yarn I'm currently using for swatching for new designs.
Last night Spin A Yarn put on a fashion show with Louisa Harding. The event was held at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey. We started with a lovely meal with the best pavlova I've had in a long, long time. Lots of lovely people were there. i love these events as I get to speak to so many people who've previously attended my workshops. It's great to have people come up to me and tell me they enjoyed their workshop with me. Many have attended mulitple workshops which is even better.
The fashion show started with some Noro designs, which I forgot to take photos of. Then Louisa harding started showing her new designs. Louisa talked about her designs as the models walked down the middle of the room.
Louisa is well known for her fitted, feminie designs and her gorgeous yarns. (I used her Orielle yarn for my latest Let's Knit design - blogged about here and Ravelry link.) Below is Verity modelling one of Louisa's sweaters.
Because we were all sitting along the 'runway' we were able to take a close look at the designs as the models walked past and even stop the models to get a feel of the garments.
Louisa did a great job talking about her designs, telling us about the construction method, alternative ways to wear it and other insights in to her designs.
The models did a great job and we all had a fab evening. After the fashion show we were able to take an even closer look at the garmetns and even try them on. I didn't bother as there is now way they'd fit me.
All in all it was a great evening and it was lovely meeting Louisa. I've got a busy week ahead as I get ready for Wales next weekend but I'll be back soon to post about my new design in Knitting and to share a book review with you. Have a lovely weekend x
Oh, and don't forget. Book your place now on the online Finishing Techniques for Hand-Knitters due to start on 1 May. One lovely lady last night told me how much she enjoyed my online Continental Knitting with Norwegian Purl and that it was the first online class she'd taken (I'll probably run it again in late May/early June).