Knitsonik. In some ways, this felt like a bit of a cop out as I know Felix from the knitting group in Reading. On the other hand, I was heading to the other end of the country and beyond on my own so it would be nice to see a friendly face. And Felix's face is always friendly.
The idea behind Quotidian Colourwork is to take inspiration for stranded colourwork knitting from everyday sources - but from sources that the knitter finds beautiful. Felix has knitted some amazing swatches that I had been lucky enough to see in person, and I wanted to have a go. So I headed of to Shetland with some warm woolies, more knitting and crochet projects than I could possibly get through in the time I was going to be there, and copies of two of Jane Austen's books.
Sense and Sensibility, and Emma came to Shetland with me, and it was Sense and Sensibility that I took to class, where I started swatching.