Friday, and a day off, so I make my way to the i-knit London Weekender, getting off at St James's Park and walking over a few streets.
I'd booked the class on Celtic Knotwork by Alice Starmore, whose work I have admired since I first saw "The Celtic Collection"
I don't know what I had imagined - she has a ferocious reputation - but she was charming, friendly and helpful, patient with those having troubles. Her accent has that Gaelic lilt, quite different from Scots but with the odd trans-Atlantic nuance. In the picture you can see the wonderful purple cardigan she was wearing, the shaping achieved alongside the Celtic braids and cables. It is a lightweight Aran and certainly looked quite different from the boxy affairs in Celtic Knitting", especially on her svelte figure. She was wearing Westwood - either that or her tartan skirt had got caught up in her underwear, but no - it was Westwood.