Handmade in the UK is a collection of lace patterns inspired by the Scottish landscape. The patterns are clear and easy to follow and the book is peppered with personal ink drawings throughout. It's truly a lovely book to add to my collection and I'll certainly be knitting other designs in it. I also like how Emily has used UK indie dyers and yarn producers for each of her patterns and profiled them both in the book and on the blog.
Other projects are still on the go. I made a sea-foam stitch summer scarf out of some cotton in my stash but it's a wee bit short for my liking and I ran out of yarn. I'm thinking of adding some fringe in a contrasting colour to give it length but I've already spent several weeks procrastinating on the colour. My go-to grey? Maybe turquoise? Black and white? I just can't decide.
Earlier this year, I went to Woolfest up in Cumbria and got several skeins of undyed alpaca which was sold by weight and quite reasonably priced. I really want to knit some chunky cushions but don't have enough chunky wool. So I'm making some with this alpaca, knitting a very, very long i-cord which I will knit with large needles. This is my mindless TV knitting - who knows what will become of it?