So, what have I been up to lately? I'm glad you asked! The Saturday before last I had a very fun day out with some fellow crafty bloggers in the west end of Glasgow, where we saw the new costume exhibition at Kelvingrove and had lunch nearby, followed by an epic swap. Despite not planning to come home with anything I managed to grab some wool and a set of needles from Kerry, two pretty pieces of fabric and a jacket pattern that was exactly what I'd been searching for. I'm sure everything will come in handy at some point. The above picture came from our fabby organiser, Franca, and as you can see, I was wearing my crocheted scarf and recently altered dress to try and fit in with the sewing crowd.
I've mentioned this a couple of times before but to recap - a family friend was organising the fair to raise money for charity and Mother volunteered us to man a table, so we knitted our socks off for a couple of months and turned up with bags of stuff to sell. On the wettest, windiest day of the year. On Remembrance Sunday. I sold one basket and Mother sold two cardigans and a pair of booties. So... it was a learning experience. She was pretty disappointed but the weather was really the deciding factor in how well it all went, and we couldn't control that. On the bright side, my bro, sis-in-law, cousin and I cleared up at the raffle table and took home about half the bottles between us all, including most of the alcohol, so at least we know Christmas will be very merry!
I think I'm all up to date now. What been going on in the real world*? Did I miss anything good?
*by 'real world' I mean social media, obviously.