Well, that was quite a party we had last week, hic!  Anyone else still feeling a bit hung over? And fast on the heels of all that fun and games was the WOYWW crop, pictures have been appearing on various blogs this week and I’ve had lots of fun reading everyones accounts of how it all went down.  What an amazing thing Julia has started, if you’re not involved (and why ever not?), then head on over to Julia’s for all of the details.

Amazingly I’m NOT working on Christmas cards this week, instead I was trying to put the finishing touches to a Lili of the Valley card using my big box of Wild Orchid flowers which you can see off to the left.

Under the box is a sketch folder, and scattered around the desk are the usual tools of the trade.  I opened up the little drawer on the right to find some matching gems for the card on the mat and Spike hopped down from his usual perch on the top of the shelf to get a better look at what was going on.  I think he’s attracted to shiny objects personally and will definitely have to keep on eye on him!  He hasn’t discovered the box of Stickles yet thankfully!

And a quick snap from Tuesday night when I got in from work.  It’s deck season again, so I’m sitting outside in the sunshine doing some knitting.

On show is my new set of Knitpicks circular needles, my first attempt at this kind of knitting needle instead of the straight ones, my cup of tea, my knitting only scissors, my Knitpicks straight needles, a pattern and the first part of something that isn’t a sock!  Whaddya mean “what is it?”!!  It’s a bag of course!  Or at least it will be when I get the rest of it made!!  What you’re looking at there is the bottom, the next bit is the handles.  Two each at 206 stitches each one, and I only know the long tail method, so I’m about to trawl the internet to learn other ways to cast on that many stitches cause I know I’ll have a few frustrating attempts at casting on.