As an added bonus, I have had the good fortune to acquire a significant number of craft magazines that were no longer wanted by the previous owner.
This little lot will keep me quiet for a while.
I shall saviour them and browse them slowly and carefully, enjoying the inspiration that arises from them. How fortunate I am that these came my way.
The work on my leftovers Fair Isle cardigan continues, although, at what seems like a slow pace. Because I'm knitting all the pieces concurrently, it doesn't feel as though it's growing much, but I'm loving the way it is turning out.
I hadn't intended to join any crochet-alongs, I have enough to be getting on with at the moment, but I received a message on Ravelry inviting me to join in again with the Block-A-Month CAL for 2016, and I just couldn't refuse.
This year I'm going for a muted palette - last year's colour choices were bright and "in your face" - so for 2016 I've picked colours that are more unusual for me.
I'm using Stylecraft Special DK in cream, stone, pale rose, cloud blue, wisteria, silver and grey.
Here's this months' squares - firstly the main square, which is called Stars Aligned.
The filler square is called Larksfoot.
And the small square is called Circled Granny - as last year I have made four of these to make them up to a large square.