I'm spending a few days in Amsterdam, pretending I'm a local and ringing my bicycle bell to make the tourists get out of the way. I came here to teach a couple of classes at the always charming Penelope Craft, on playing with stitch patterns and shawl design. My students were wonderful and worked so hard even when I gave them the challenge of charting shaping in a challenging stitch pattern. I suspect we're going to see some fun new shawl shapes from some of them soon.
Classes done, I'm having a delightful time doing as little as possible with Mr West watching silly movies, eating and, of course, knitting. I know a lot of knitters, but few of them are as absolutely content to sit and knit (JUST knit) as Stephen.