Simon & I drove up to Cardiff on Friday afternoon and stopped off in Bristol to pick Vanessa up and go to Ikea. We're re-decorating our bedroom soon and wanted to look at new wardrobes. Of course we spent ages looking at everything else too. On Saturday we headed to Barry Island in the morning. It was cold and very windy but at least the sun came out while we were there. The girls love the TV series 'Gavin & Stacey' which is set in Barry and they wanted to visit. We had a quick walk around then warmed up with hot chocolates in a coffee shop.
We spent the rest of the day shopping in Cardiff. I love shopping there. There's a huge shopping centre in the city centre and a few shops we don't get locally.
On Sunday I spent the day at La Mercerie in Cowbridge where I was teaching my St Aubin's Bay shawl. La Mercerie is a lovely shop full of beautiful yarns including a huge range of Bergere de France. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. I'll be back there in the spring.
We drove home last night after the workshop and got home late. I'm teaching again tomorrow (Continental Knitting with Norwegian Purl at Spin A Yarn) so today I'm mainly relaxing! I'm tired after yesterday and I need to be fully recovered by tomorrow so I'm knitting, watching TV and doing a couple of small jobs today.
I'm enjoying my new project. I'm working on the next design in the Lace Wear Volume Two collection which I'd love to publish before Christmas. I'm loving how it's knitting up. I'm using Lang Merino 200 and I'm nearly ready to start the next section.
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