Well it's been a momentous week all round here!! I've lost weight, cast on a tank top for little 1 and our ferry to and from the Island has started sailing on a Sunday. This has slightly overshadowed the first gay marriage to take place on the Island which is happening tomorrow but aren't we all progressive?? Yes, the Isle of Lewis has been dragged kicking and screaming in to the 21st century and despite the media trying to make out we're a bunch of backwards god fearing tribesmen a lot of us are actually pretty happy with what's going on. That's the most political content I can put in a blog that is primarily about my knitting and what I listen to while I am doing it. But here's a picture of the ferry just in case you wanted to see it :o):
As for fame it is actually the Stornoway Knit N Natter who are famous. We are the Club of the Month in Knit Today Magazines' August issue which I received on Friday as I subscribe. I have to admit I may have squealed a little bit when I saw it and I texted everyone in my phone book to tell them. Brother in Law from the sea was a bit confused by this but everyone else seemed to get what was going on. It's a great feature and I am really pleased that we have been portrayed so well but I am also very glad that it's Cloudpurple and Cheesybabes pictures who appear twice in the magazine and not mine!!!
I did say that I would review Eifelheim by Michael Flynn, the last audiobook I finished, but I am not going to. This is because I actually recorded a book review for this audiobook for a new podcast on audiobooks that will be coming out soon and I don't want to take anything away from that. As soon as it's up and running and released I will let you all know on here. In the meantime I am going to try and catch up on some listening while he who pays is galivanting off on business on the mainland. I have quite a bit of driving to do over the next two days so myself and little1 are going to be enjoying Blasphemy by Douglas Preston and a couple of new knitting podcasts that I want to listen to.
On the knitting front, I am loving loving loving the stripy tank top. I have no idea how it's going to turn out as my finishing on the shoulders of the back was awful and I reckon it's going to be tight getting it on over his head but I am plodding on regardless. The colours are really nice but I was very nearly tempted by the new regia colours that have come into the local yarn store. They were just soooooo yummy. But I must resist for the sake of the stash box which is overflowing so much it's lid has broken!