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
It was about 6.15 that the flooring was finished although Ian wasn’t allowed to walk on it till then, apparently he used the time to water the garden. He has sent photographs so enjoy, I’m so looking forward to seeing it all when I go home. So what have I being doing in Dorset?… Continue reading Friday reflections
In the latest issue of Slipknot, the very informative journal of the Knitting & Crochet Guild there was a call for very old knitting patterns for the Guild’s collection. At the Guild’s meeting last Thursday I handed over patterns that met the strict criteria, at home still had plenty that were slightly outside… Continue reading Patterns