I would have, but I was terrified it was full of moth lavae. It went straight in the dustbin!
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The observant among you may have noticed I’ve not posted much of what I’ve been knitting recently-there’s a reason for that. It’s not been going so well. Thug and Mewsley have been having a tough time settling in to the new house and they haven’t been up to writing their usual contributions to the site […]
“Wow” said Ben, “Homebase have an offer of great big bales of wool. You’d like that wouldn’t you? Get your coat – that’s this weekend’s project!!” Sightly confused at the prospect of Homebase selling yarn, but eager to to buy bales of wool for a project, I followed Ben eagerly… Unfortunately, he had neglected to […]
The great house move has happened! We’re in the new house and we’re in that manic mood swinging place where one minute the house is fabulous and the next we’re despairing and wailing, “what have we done?” We bought from an old lady who clearly hadn’t been able to manage the house for some time. […]
Knitting notions…. Why the heck do we call them notions? The definition we are used to is “items for needlework”, small items used in sewing, e.g. needles, pins, thread, and buttons But a notion could be and idea, an impression, a perception, a desire or a whim….all rather romantic and whistful… A few buttons and […]
Don’t get too excited! S.E.X. = Stash Enhancement Exercise. I went to the Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally to Londoners) Knitting & Stitching show on Friday, accompanied by my good friends, Judie and Anita, from the Guilty Knitters 😀 I had extravagantly taken the day off work and decided on a generous budget. My extravagance was […]
Thug has been very busy preparing to move house. Fortunately he has still found time to help me with the finishing of Cheer. I would get mad at him sitting on my freshly blocked knitting but how could I resist this face? I did say Cheer wouldn’t take long but pressures of work, preparing for […]
It started with a new pair of shoes. A beautiful pair of green canvas wedges, in the Hobbs sale… I had loved them from afar all summer and stalked them until sale time – 70% off 😀 Happy, Happy, Happy. The problem was, I didn’t have anything that colour in my wardrobe to wear with […]
Do you remember Katia? The “Holiday knitting that didn’t make it“? Now the swine flu is completely gone and Ben and I have both recovered (thankfully) and the house move is steaming ahead (yipee) I was so ashamed of myself for having so many WIPs on the go, I’ve whizzed though and finished Katia! Katia […]
It was inevitable that I would get Swine Flu 🙁 The only good thing about regularly being hit with the sniffles is that I am well prepared and know how to make the best of it. My survival kit consisted of :- Ultra balm tissues Lemsip Scotch, lemons and honey – to make hot toddies […]
I confess. Iris wasn’t the first project I bought to take on holiday with me. I rushed from the travel agent my LYS and snuffled up this cutie, fully intending to save it for the holiday… It’s Katia from the Rowan Lenpur collection. The Lenpur yarn is lovely – soft and very drapey – although […]