I have been quite busy weaving sweaters for myself these past few weeks. I finished a last minute sweater. It took no more than 14 hours (weaving and sewing), I am very surprised. It feels like a warm cloud, it’s very soft, so soft I could wear it on my naked skin. I’m very pleased. It’s mostly mohair, alpaca and silk. Now, I’m going to calm down. The loom is folded, there’ll be room for the Christmas tree when I’ll come back from France (where I arrived to yesterday).

This one was a disappointment… It was supposed to be my silver fox sweater but I cut it wrong and I don’t know… it feels more like a grey mouse than a silver fox.

This one’s called… purple cosmos! Hand-spun, hand-woven and hand sewn (the last part with a lot of swearing, and foul language… in French for good measure!)

There is also an assorted scarf.

I dreamed that I was going to visit my family in France (I'm actually leaving on Wednesday) but to my horror, I realised it was June and that the temperature was going to be 39 c. On top of that, when I arrived in the building where my parents live, there were people waiting for one of the three lifts, but one of them was not to be opened because there was a zombie trapped in it and banging repeatedly on the door . The second lift was stuck between two floors. I considered taking the stairs but I didn't even have anything sharp with me. This is what people had to deal in France on a daily basis and I was totally unprepared! Dreams have a way of putting things back in perspective, I'm relieved it was just a dream... (especially the June part)

Japanese art is my favourite, this is some of my favourite prints by Hiroshige. I love the way he renders snow.

I’ve just received this HUGE book about China, 650 pages. Since it’s very unlikely I’ll go there one day (although it is at the very top of the list of countries I would like to visit ) and since I dislike documentaries of any kind (I know… it’s weird- perhaps it’s the voice over which annoys me), I will travel through books. Looking forward to exploring this very heavy volume with a Dragon Well tea.

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