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Something else which has made this year’s SBL more fun has been the knitting I brought with me. Most of the papers, even when they are interesting and well-presented, are not the kind of thing I need to be taking detailed notes on. So, to keep me alert, and to make best use of the time, I have been knitting during the sessions. This is also, I have discovered, an excellent way of meeting new people, and also a way of it being okay to be on your own in the spare minutes between sessions. I have finished one scarf and one Veyla. I will knit on the plane, but probably not the other Veyla, since double pointed needles are easily dropped and I don’t fancy trying to recover one that’s rolled through five rows of seats on the plane. So I think I will start something new with the wool I bought at my favourite yarn store in Chestnut Hill – I had a 20% off loyalty card that I remembered to bring with me! It’s bright pink baby alpaca and I think it is going to be a Peaks Island Hood as a present for a friend.
A few months ago I was playing around with some fabric designs to be printed via Spoonflower. This week, one of my designs is in their competition. Please vote! If I win, I get some free fabric plus my design goes on sale to others. Pretty cool, huh?
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So, I’ve just signed up for another craft exchange. Typically in these things, people have blogs which recount all their craft work on a regular basis with lots of pictures, so it’s easy to get a good idea of what your partner might like. I’m not sure that my discussions of biblical hermeneutics are going to be that helpful for my partner, so I’ve put together a little photobucket gallery which should help a bit. It includes pictures of most of the things I’ve made over the last year or so, plus the mini quilt I was sent in the last exchange (it’s the pink and green disappearing ninepatch with the cream border). I hope that helps a little bit.