My husband and I decided to move to Scotland :-)
After the very big initial "Yippee!", we went immediately into relocation overdrive. My brain is in Moving House Administration Mode, so the crafting's taken a bit of a back seat while my brain concentrates on other matters, obviously.
But we have a bit of a problem. To be honest, I hate moving house. All the de-cluttering and packing, not to mention selling the house and finding another one. And living out of suitcases for a few weeks and quitting your job. But the worst part of the move is undoubtedly going to be Moving The Cat. Seriously - 10 minutes in the cat box in the car to the cattery was bad enough. Miaow. Rooowwwr. Yoooowwwwwllllll..... How can something so small make so much noise? And we're going to have a 7 hour drive of it. We're thinking drugs - catnip, sedatives. But if anyone's got any ideas (or experiences), I'd love to hear them - just put a comment in the box below.
However, I can't wait to get up there. Hubby picked Glasgow as the place to be and I know it fairly well because studied there for 6 years at music college. I loved it - in fact, I was really reluctant to leave but had a job to go to in Peterborough whe I graduated, hence the move. So it's great to be going back to somewhere I love with the most important human and cat in my life. Brace yourself, Glasgow, Hevvy is coming back and she's bringing reinforcements!
But in the meantime, I'm also having to tie up my crafting affairs down here. July's been a busy month for me - as you may already know HevvyWool will have a stall at the Ely Cathedral Centre Craft Fair at the end of July. I've also been a Craft Judge at two country shows in recent years, so mid-July marked my last Horningsea Show and there's one more to go in September. And there's also the inevitable De-Clutter, which is doing wonders for the Yarn Diet:
So, in April my stash had gone up to 75 items "in stash" or "will trade or sell" but look at the numbers now! A grand total of 57. I had a big sale of yarn on Ravelry and sent of loads of yarn to willing buyers. There's still more to sell off but the plan is to pack up all my yarn at the end of this month, ready for moving.
Ironically, the next Diet Report, before I pack it all away, will probably go up. I'm going to the Fibre East show at the end of July as a customer. A big yarn market in the middle of a school. I can't wait!