Now I live in a lovely neighbourhood, so I wasn’t too upset this morning when I found the back door ajar. That was until I noticed that someone had been rummaging through the book-shelves. Wierd. Hang on, who is that with their nose in a cook-book:
Surely anyone with a penchant for cook books and a tail that perky has to be friendly, right?
Yes! It’s Moomin-mama, come to cook up some lunch for me on this soggy May morning. She spent an age browsing, and finally decided on Snuffkin’s Thinking Bouillon, apparently she thinks I need a mental boost…..maybe she’ll add some secret Finnish ingredients from that snazzy looking hand-bag.
After a very hearty lunch, Moomin-mama and I spent the afternoon working on my spinning. Moomin-mama has experience spinning wool from Finnish sheep, and provided me with lots of expert advice on how to make the most of this beautiful roving Emily dyed for my birthday.
I may have to get myself an apron like hers to keep the fibres of my trousers, stylish and practical.
Never heard of the Moomins? They are creatures created by the wonderful Tove Jansson, and appear in a series of beautifully illustrated books, as well as a couple of animated series I watched as a child, and you can now find on youtube.
Moomin-Mama was created from an incredibly detailed pattern you can find etsy, which comes with the accessories to create an entire family of Moomins. I used scraps of acrylic and found the pattern really easy to follow, lots of photos which is always helpful.
Toy/Accessory: 1 point, Stash yarn: 1 point, New pattern to me: 1 point. Yardage ~ 150yards, 1.5 points. Total: 4.5 points
Oops, I think she’s waking up, the snoring has stopped anyway…..I’m hoping she’s going to give me some pointers this afternoon to help with the design challenge, but first a cup of tea!
Happy Wednesday everyone. x