Item number 1: a revised tax code for my husband so we'll get a little rebate and have a tiny bit more money each month.
Item number 2: a mortgage statement, a bit so so but the total is coming down slowly but surely.
Item number 3: a rather large box of yarn - each of these balls is 100g and there are 8 of them. Big project! This is to make something post apocalyptic for an upcoming Co-operative press book. The yarn seems just perfect (I had to pick it without ever having seen it in real life - this always makes me a bit nervous) It looks very rough and ready but is incredibly soft. Its made from a mix of recycled fibres which is quite fitting - in the event of an apocalypse who knows what will happen to the sheep :-) I'm looking forward to swatching this now.
Item number 4: A contributors copy of the new look Inside Crochet
I've only had a chance for a quick flick through but you can see that they are pushing for a younger, more vibrant and fashion-led magazine. The layout has been changed so it looks like a fashion magazine at the front with lots of articles and reviews, the patterns are indexed and placed together in the magazine. There are some really nice designs inside, not least my own:
And the preview page for the next issue shows one of my designs (always exciting!) - the rainbow coloured cardigan in the middle of the inset pictures
(interestingly its been shown on a girl when it was commissioned for women, it definitely fits a woman, I have the shots to prove it! I guess I will have to wait until next month to find out what they have done with it.)
I am just so pleased that these designs have made it to print - after the debacle with ACM I wondered if they ever would. I'm so pleased the new owners of Inside Crochet are pushing forward with an interesting and vibrant magazine.