I was hanging around on twitter yesterday when one of my friends @craftedgems let me know she'd spotted me in Let's Knit magazine - woohoo!
Funnily enough the piece mentions the previous world tour giveaway - pop back soon to find out how to win Alchemy, who has just returned from his tour of the States.
When I got to the newsagents it was all sealed up in plastic wrapping so I couldn't do my usual flick through. The kind shop assistant agreed to open it up to check it was the right issue (July, in case you want one!) and I duly handed over my cash. I noticed a couple of other folksy sellers mentioned this month: apart from my shop
I've found this Donut pattern from Lynne's Pattern Parlour
and Sparkly resin knitting needles from Pennydog
I've also learnt that my tried-and-tested cast-on method is known as the "cable cast on" and *shock horror* I quite fancy having a go at one of the patterns in this month's issue, a bookmark with beads "knitted in", I've often wondered how that works. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? :-)
There was a free gift with the magazine...it's a "notions case". I'd love to hear what you think a "notion" is, cos I haven't got a clue! Whatever they are, they're not very big if they need to fit in this little case.
My final picture is of some gorgeous lampwork beads from craftedgems - if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have known about the magazine feature!