This has to be the most boring photo I have put on this blog so far! It did make me feel good, however to see this little daffodil shoot, after all that snow. I have not blogged lately due maily to sore hands from the cold and snow, I could not spin either with all the little cuts and chilblains on my hands, but they are nearly better now. This has been the longest cold snap in France for a long time, not only that, it has been so grey and now wet, normally the winters here are very mild and when it is cold the days are sunny and warm and only the nights are cold, this year is has been really hard, but there are some signs of spring now.
I did manage to knit something and finished a hat in the purple spinning from merino wool and silk, photopgraphed in an earlier posting. I did not use a pattern and the hat was a little too short, so I picked up stitches all around the bottom and knitted a few moe rows in the opposite direction !! LOL :o) it does not show at all, but the hat was too big for me so it has been passed on to my husband. I have a photo but it is to scarry to post.....I will make some adjustments in Photoshop and post later.
We have had a hectic weekend of eating and drinking.......all the New Year celebrations and 'aperos' had been cancelled due to the bad weather and this weekend they all seem to be on together, from Friday through Sunday, so Sunday evening was spent asleep on the sofa, after lurching from one drinks party and lunch to another.
I found another good spinning website and blog : http://blog.houndscroftfarm.com and have put a link and a feed on here. Spin in Public is an event in September 2010 worldwide, www.spininpublic.com mainly publicised on US webs but I hope to be able to get something going around here for that date.
Our mill is also on the Route des Moulins, on the FFAM website (Federation Francaise des Amis des Moulins) http://www.moulinsdefrance.org even though it is still very much a ruin, and will be open to the public for the weekend of 19/20 June, the French national Journee des Moulins (National mill open day). As our mill is now known by its original name, the Moulin de St Jean, and the fete of st Jean is the 24th June, and our first village fete of the 'season' is around this date, we will be having a celebration here probably a barbeque and a 'bring-your-own picnic and tent' type of event, so watch here for details - it might even turn into a 70's style arty, spinning 'Happening'.