Bonne année 2010

A quiet start to the new year. We did stay up to see the New Year arrive, and Gary had a peek out at the village fireworks, but it was quite wet and it dampened the effect somewhat.
The steak pie using the paleron was a huge success, I’m delighted to report. It was both tender and tasty.
This morning we went shopping at the Ste Foy market, but there were very few stalls and I have never seen it so quiet. It is bright and sunny, but very cold today and I have managed a bit of progress with my latest project as G playing petanque this afternoon. I did one of these tops for Tracy some time ago in black silk wool, and I generally never like to work a pattern twice. However, I really need something that is not a sweater, but is an extra warm layer. As this is in baby alpaca it will fit the bill perfectly.

Swatches, swatches, swatches

Holidays are great, but it has been back to work for me this week with a vengeance.

Two bid orders arrived last week. One from Sirdar and the other contained my organic merino wool and baby alpaca. I needed to do tension swatches for the whole range and prepare sample packs before it goes on the new website. I’m on the last one today, so nearly there… It is sooo lovely!