Raindrops on Roses - February Favourites

'I simply remember my favourite things and then I don't feel so baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad'

Here are a few of the things making me happy this month:

I've been reading these detective mysteries by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) and I'm really enjoying them. I love a good mystery, I grew up on Agatha Christie and Dick Francis and I think these are Christie-esque with clever solutions and little red herrings thrown in.

The new issue of Pom Pom arrived on my doorstep and it's a beauty as always. There is a great article by Anna Maltz - who is one of my favourites every month and always. The cardigan on the cover is Tambourine by Julia Farwell-Clay and it is an elegant cardigan with a beautiful deployment of nupps. I also love Lus by Mer Stevens, the little details on the sleeves are perfect. All the patterns in this issue are beautiful and it also features the second illustrated story (or comic strip) by Katie Green (the first appearing in the last issue). I really love this addition to the magazine and I hope there are more to come in future issues.

I have an extra copy of Pom Pom so leave a comment on this post with one of your current favourite things to be entered in to the draw to win it! 

I'll be at the first show of 2015 (and one of my favourites) this weekend (20-22 February) - Unravel at Farnham Maltings.  I'll have copies of my new book and all my other books, I'll also have some lovely sock yarn from The Knitting Goddess. If you are visiting, come and say hello!

One of my all-time-favourite yarns Titus, made by the lovely folk at Baa Ram Ewe, has 3 new colours added to the already beauteous palette. A lovely heather purple, a versatile dark blue and a fantastic grey. I love a good grey and this is most definitely a good grey! I've been working on some new patterns using these yarns so you'll be seeing those soon!

Bjork's new album and the TV series Fortitude are intensifying my already intense desire to visit Iceland. (Fortitude is set in Svalbard but filmed in Iceland). I have a husband who is all but allergic to the cold weather so I suspect my adventure there may be alone.

I'll be back with more of my favourite things next month!