I had an e-mail from the Wayuu pattern team in Colombia, asking if I would put a link to their website on my blog. I didn't hesitate for long. I think the Wayuu bags are really impressive and I'm a big fan of using crafts to create employment while making something beautiful. So here's the link. Have a good look at the website to find out more about Wayuu bags. By the way, I had a go at doing the tapestry crochet used to make the bags and gave up, which makes me even more impressed by their work!
I was sitting knitting a few days ago when I heard Mex the pup give a very surprised yelp. I went out to see what had startled him. There was a leguaan on the lawn. Wikipedia calls it a Nile monitor, here's a link to their description.