Friday, 21 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Children go from house to house, carrying an apple decorated with a sprig of evergreen. The apple represents prosperity and the children are rewarded with sweets and money. Sing songs are performed and traditionally the men would go game hunting and the women would prepare a feast.
Tonight there will be much music and singing in the valley.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
There are plenty of projects to keep me busy though, such as making hats for the Spring collection in the shop and a Fair Isle scarf I started over the Christmas holidays. Next Wednesday the Guild get back together for the first meeting of the year and we are going to have a crochet session! Crochet is something I have never tried but would like to make a bedspread, old fashioned style. Have you seen the price of the crochet bedspread in one of Toast's catalogues? Cheery news then.
Friday, 7 January 2011
The shop is being spruced up for the new season and us knitters are working out colours and designs for our 2011 collection.
My contribution will be to carry on with making beanies, as they are so popular with our male customers. I am also going to make beanies with a lacy pattern, so will be looking at what is on offer on http://www.ravelry.com/. The colours will be neutral and the yarn will be from Welsh farms and mixed breeds. Fab.