Today I went to a knitting friend’s house, J lives on a 1930s estate, it is well spread out, windy roads, cul de sacs, and heavy traffic on the approaches to the estate. Not the first visit but each time I’m hopelessly lost, either going there or leaving there. Now, I can hear shouts of… Continue reading An achievement
A book has been written called Morning by Allan Jenkins, there is an article in today’s paper and whilst we don’t rise at such an early hour as some of those interviewed Ian & I are continuing to wake at 6.30, occasionally just before the alarm, to feel better for it, as the article tells… Continue reading Still March
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
It has been mentioned before that I’m knitting the Hitchhiker pattern using Chameleon Colorworks 100% merino in figgy pudding colour, it’s an ideal portable and Knit in public pattern. This was taken a few days ago, by yesterday I had knitted well over 60% I reckon, it was going well, although I had some doubts… Continue reading Hitchhiker woes
Hi everyone, fairly sunny morning today here on the outskirts of London, not a quiet day, a local roofing company who have maintained this and our previous home for some 30 years are clearing gutters, extending down pipes, securing tiles, all in all keeping this eighty plus year old house in good shape. Maintenance and… Continue reading Mid September
Last week we made our way to Cambridgeshire to attend the funeral for DH’s 105 year old aunt, a time,to learn about her life which began in North East Italy, she was the third child and first girl in a family of ten. She had to leave school at 12, secondary education had to be… Continue reading Early September musings.
A while back I started practising granny squares eventually these morphed into a blanket/throw and was used when grandson Edward came to our home. He’s using it way back in February last year. i had a square over so started another blanket, rather than individual squares I made one giant square, using random double knitting… Continue reading Crochet blankets