Viola goodies

I managed to catch a couple of skeins in one of the two final Viola updates, which as usual was fast and furious. I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the updates this year and seeing all of her beautiful colourways despite all the cartjacking!

A beautifully wrapped parcel, it arrived only 4 days after the update!

I managed to grab two skeins of merino fingering, in Heather and Tidal Pool.

The two new beauties. 

Merino fingering in Heather

Merino fingering in Tidal Pool (slightly greener in real life)

The entire collection of merino fingering (left to right: Heather, Graphite, Sea storm, Tidal Pool, Kelp Forest, Ghost)

I have been lucky to have discovered Viola early enough to have a good amount stashed, but I hope she won’t be gone for long! In the meantime, I will be on the lookout for perfect patterns for my precious Viola (suggestions welcome!).

Sewing room

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to put up many of my photos as the walls in this house are concrete. If anything needs hanging up, it necessitates industrial drills, clouds of dust and plaster falling off walls, so it hasn’t seemed worth it to try.I’ve had some success with these adhesive hangers but they aren’t particularly cheap.

Today I decided just to bluetack them all, rather than leave them languishing (some for three years!) in their packets. The area looks so much more inviting!

Some prints are from Etsy, others were picked up at textile fairs or in local shops. The rug is from Graham and Green and is Pure Kashmiri wool. The blanket covering the chair is a small Bangladeshi Kantha, probably made from a remnant of an old Sari.