I know it's been an up and down time on my blog lately. My apologies. Lots has been going on but since I've been blogging from my iPad, it's difficult for me to post a lot of pics. Due to some technical quirkiness of the Squarespace app, I have to manually resize photos from a proper computer after the fact and since my access to one of those is limited and it ends up being labour intensive anyway, I'm just saving tons of pics for later on when we're settled in our new flat and have our new iMac for me to go crazy with (yes, we are an Apple family!).
The settling in continues though, and this past weekend I took my first class at Loop in Islington. It was in Tunisian crochet, taught by the lovely Aoibhe Ni (pronounced Ava, although she graciously said we could call her "O'Sullivan" as one of her profs at uni had). This particular technique is one that Aoibhe has invented herself to create beautiful lace crochet creations.
I blissfully spent some more of my Loop gift certificate (from the lovely Birgit, Laura, Jen, Karen and Esther) and got some gorgeous Alice Lace by Juno who is an indie hand-dyer here in the UK. The base is a cashmere, baby alpaca and silk mix and while it's a bit of a rich fibre to be learning a new technique with, I think the resulting Pax shawl (a freebie by Aoibhe on her website!) will be marvelously decadent! The neutral colour should make it a favourite basic moving forward too.
I'll keep you posted how I get on!