So what can I say about life during soggy January? Well as I write the rain is so heavy we are delaying going shopping, nothing exciting to purchase, just foodstuffs, picking up prescriptions and buying another three pounds of marmalade oranges from the greengrocers. Our previous purchase produced forty two and two thirds jars, so… Continue reading Ouch!
Yes, a silly play on words, I enjoy this, was reminded by our purchases this morning of CDs and DVDs being sold by our borough library service because no one borrows them. Our purchases included ‘educational’ DVDs to be kept here for the grandchildren’s visits, not sure whether Sean the Sheep is for them or… Continue reading Thinking aloud or allowed.
One of the Local Knitting Group were making mittens, I think for Knit for Peace, I was persuaded to join in, no problem as I have so much yarn to use up, a pattern was recommended, called she said with a hollow laugh, The World’s Simplest Mittens from Tin Can Knits who produce excellent free… Continue reading Knitting frustrations.
Last Wednesday, inspired by a mention in the National Trust newsletter we went to Mottisfont near Romsey to see Kaffe Fassett’s Colour at Mottisfont exhibition. Four rooms, each colour themed showed needlepoint and knitting. Thoroughly recommend this, here’s a selection of pictures:- In spite of greyness and drizzle it was a good day, also bought… Continue reading Midweek away day
Source: Recent weekends
Unusually for us we have been away for the last two weekends, to Dorset and Hampshire to spend time with family, no photos except a picture of Alice’s cardigan, it is too big for her to model it. Keen knitters can see where it has been blocked and stretched slightly at the side – personal… Continue reading Recent weekends