I was invited back to the Malago WI to give another talk. (It's always nice to be asked back somewhere, especially by such a fantastic WI group. Thank you, Lottie and everyone else who organised the evening.)
From my bath in the place I stayed, I enjoyed a spectacular view of the rooftops of Bristol, and I had a sunny swim at the Lido which combines a brilliant heated outdoor pool with fantastic food and drink.
There's an interview with me in the October issue of Mollie Makes,
and a feature about my baking in the very sweet Sweet,
and a Q&A and extract in Love Patchwork.
I've seen my knitting book in Finnish in a Finnish book shop, but I still can't say the title: Lempeää neulontaa.
I was very surprised and terribly pleased to find my quilting book in the Marimekko flagship store in Helsinki with other textile reference books out on a reading bench for customers to read.
I went to Foyles for a knitting group 'ktog' reunion; our numbers were swelled by four babies born in the last twelve months. Knitting and babies really do go together.
I saw Liberal Arts at the Curzon Soho (how civilised to have a Konditor & Cook and a non-mainstream cinema in the same building). It's a thoughtful film, about love, literature, books, reading, growing old, looking backwards, looking forwards, not wishing your life away.
I've been to the Knitting & Stitching Show. The tea and refreshment arrangements are as bad as ever (see here and here; Ally Pally is the antithesis of the Curzon Soho/Konditor & Cook and Clifton Lido set-ups). On the plus side, it was good to see some Nancy Crow quilts, and the excellent Charles Holden-designed Wood Green tube station on the way home.