What a crappy month! About 10 days ago I was dumped for someone else... then on Sunday I rolled my car coming up the Brynderwyns! Quite a few things could have killed me if they'd been slightly different. A lovely woman who stopped offered me a ride to her house and the use of her phone until someone could drive up and get me. In her car I noticed - knitted bags! 'Did you make that?'
She spun the wool herself! A few minutes later I mentioned that my preference was for the luxurious wools and she said 'Yes, I noticed you had some nice stuff in there (she had been holding my bag)' - alpaca/cashsoft-type.
She was very impressed by my Baudelaire lace socks on 2 circs. She has apparently not knitted much for a while and gave up after her first socks were uneven!
She showed me some other bags. I don't know much about homespun or assessing wool but I said it looked very even in thickness all the way through, and she said 'yes I was quite a good spinner.'
I showed her my collection of patterns, almost all free off the net, and she said 'I never thought of looking there for patterns!' I wrote down a few websites for her.
I showed her quite a few lace sock patterns and she wants to take it up again. I was thinking about sending her some wool that would be good for lace socks as part of a present to her for such help and kindness, but it may have been a temporary inspiration, so I'll make it something different.
Now uni's starting again and me without a car. And I have a horrible cold and feel totally miserable. Never ends.....