Right, those handouts I mentioned? Weird they may be, but at least they are printed, collated, stapled and ready to go. I’ve also got everything else lined up, I hope.
From front to back we have:
- the notes!
- box of samples to illustrate the notes
- yarns for the practical exercises
- more stuff for the exercises
- my trusty basket of oddments
The basket is where I throw all the bits of yarn I have left which aren’t quite long enough to be anything more than a taster. You never know when you might just need two or three yards of hairy blue wool or silky orange ribbon. To the untrained eye it probably looks like a waste basket, but this is definitely not waste – it is miniaturised stash.
And isn’t that picture of a face amazing? It is the head of a statue which must be in the garden of a National Trust property somewhere, as that is one of the NT desk diaries of the last few years. My in-laws give me an NT desk diary every Christmas, but I never use them as diaries: I just pillage them for all the fabulous photographs.
Out of sight there is also a big bag of books which are coming along for the ride. All I have left to do is a bit of paper-slicing with the guillotine. I propose to do that this evening as an accompaniment to news coverage of the referendum result. It seems appropriate.