the weather has been ugly for days, if it's not lashing down, it's stormy (or both!) - or grey and cold! the only nice colours can be found in my wool room right now - or on my window sill! this small, slightly straggly plant is a streptocarpus variety that flowers for ages and ages inside. it is a very forgiving plant, which survived a lot of watering and also too little very well. once it gets too straggly for the pot, you can cut off the tips and put them into water - they'll sprout roots in a few days. its purplish flowers are smallish, but plentiful! the only downside - it has no scent (ok, two really - it doesn't survive outside).
of course I am working on several textile projects, as usual - but I can't show you one of them (knitted)yet, in case the recipient looks at this blog:)) the other one is my spinning - simple white 2ply, quite chunky compared to my usual yarns - made from South American top. I will dye it (dark green most likely) and turn it into a laptop bag, knitted and then felted. right now I think I'll adorn this with a celtic symbol on the flap (like the one on my cardigan, but smaller). either a central circular symbol - or maybe two triangular ones in the corners of the flap. I'll have to do a sample first though - or my laptop bag might only be fitting for a mobile phone cover:))
I also started another exchange project, patchwork this time - and I have done some mending with the sewing machine while it's out. I do have to keep going - there are still quite a few christmas presents to be done on my list and time is flying by! and on friday I have to buy some christmas cards - I'll never manage to do all of them myself and I haven't written a single one yet! why does christmas always come as a surprise?:))