The weekend spent at Kai’s was wonderful! We lazed around and relaxed and knitted and Neil slept in until midday which is his idea of a perfect holiday. It was freezing, I went a little bit childish about the crunchy grass and frozen puddles (!) but Kai and Ollie’s is thoroughly double-glazed and nicely heated and far warmer than our flat in London, it was lovely.

I took parcels with me, and brought home some more :-D Kai spun this for me:


Stunning. It’s BFL/silk from Fyberspates and there’s a bit over 500m. I’m thinking of doing one of the scarves in the new Nancy Bush book.


Kai also bought us a fantastic curry recipe book, and then displayed tremendous patience while I went through every recipe and asked questions about ingredients and methods and made notes! Neil loves curry and I love cooking, so it’s a win-win. I have to scout around for all the spices and things I need, but it shouldn’t be too hard here in London.

And since Kai is a little sweetie (and we generally raid each others’ stashes without pause anyway) this also came home with me:


I was very restrained though, and didn’t steal any of her fibre this time. Oh, and chocolate is not for sharing. But you know that.

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Today, to keep my toes warm, I’ve been baking.


Mmmmmm… will you be at Socktopus tonight??

9 Responses to “Festivity in the Air”
  1. JC says:

    Those look delicious! (The yarn and the tarts) I’m envious!

  2. clb says:

    Goody, goody, gumdrops.

  3. elizabeth says:

    GORGEOUS handspun!!! My boss just returned from India and I begged him before he left to bring me back some good spices, but I didn’t know specifically what to ask for and he had no idea what to buy! I got tea instead, which is always appreciated!

  4. Kate says:

    Spoilt! :-P The handspun is divine.

    You’ll definitely have no problem finding spices and stuff where you live; I expect that lovely deli has them all. :-)

    *snaffles mince pie*

  5. Daisy says:

    Yum to the yarn and the mince pies! Hoping to make it to Socktopus in the New Year!! In the meantime- have a great Christmas!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Those mince pies look delicious! I really need to set some time aside to do some festive baking, but my Christmas knit list seems to have taken over my life lately!

  7. Kai says:

    :) Thank you for leaving the fibre! I’m definitely raiding your stash when I come over for a visit. :D

  8. Moggle says:

    Everything looks fabulous - handspun, yarn and mince pies.

  9. Joanne says:

    Wow, what a yummy visit. I love that caramel colored yarn. Good gift from a friend! I’m thinking your notion of peak traffic (in London or Melbourne) is different from what I experienced last night on my long journey. It was dark and foggy and misty (bad) but after, say, the first 25 miles, I was out of town and cruising along at 60 to 70 mph. So, not quite like big city two hour traffic jams, thank goodness. I don’t miss those at all. DC was terrible when it came to that. I once spent 3 hours sitting on a highway there. Yuck.

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