Lucky finds in Oxfam
The local Oxfam shop where I live in East Sheen in south-west London has become a bookshop and has just reopened. I went in to check out whether they had any knitting books and was thrilled to discover
As you can imagine, I was thrilled! I hope they carry on stocking such a good selection! I already had Debbie Abrahams' first book, but was pleased to find her second, although having looked through it in detail, I think I prefer the first book for the variety and ideas. The motifs book will be very useful and the Alice Starmore book has some lovely patterns and is quite inspiring. I particularly like Kilronan
At my knitting group in Putney on Wednesday, it was good to see what everyone was doing.
Nathalie (on the left) was wearing a funky new scarf she had knitted from Silkwood yarn and was knitting a double-sided scarf which looked great. Lesley (on the right) was knitting a Debbie Bliss cardigan and Linda and Jill were knitting away on their current projects.
It is great to meet with other knitters and I really enjoy my Wednesday mornings in Putney. The children break up from school today, so I don't know if I'll get to the group for the next couple of weeks - we'll see! I am looking forward to the Easter break from school as the children all need a rest, but I am also trying to plan what to do with them while letting them have the rest they need - a tricky balance to achieve!