Chilly, but warming up

Typical that today, when I'd planned some creativity of my own, our heating has broken and we are sitting, well wrapped up and concentrating on staying warm. The engineer has just been and fixed it, although everything is still only lukewarm and we are wondering if it's really fixed...

I wore my curlywurly scarf for the first time yesterday, to a tutor workshop I was teaching. Whilst looking for something to use to demonstrate the potential of the docucam I pulled my scarf into the picture, resulting in a collective "you must tell us how you did that". These were not craft tutors, either!

Fortunately I had the book with the pattern inside with me and I noticed several people making note of it later.

Of course, this illustrates that I don't practise what I preach. I always tell tutors and demonstrators to wear subtle, unremarkable clothing, with no distracting jewellery or features to take the concentration of their students away from the task in hand. (Yes, I have sat in a presentation, wondering if that button will hold fast for the whole event, or will it pop at an inopportune moment!) There was I, yesterday, wearing a scarf which had clearly piqued the curiosity of some of the audience, and which would certainly had me working out how to do it if I'd been on the other side of the fence, so to speak.

Early morning in Gloucestershire

Out for the evening