We’d been planning the trip to the battlefields for months – I was determined I was going to get there for the centenary commemorations of the battle at Vimy, and when I saw that Clive from Battle Honours was hosting a trip I booked before I’d even seen the itinerary. With a late morning pick … More Unexpected joys in Dover
Only one more full week and we’ll have Easter upon us – I must be getting older than i give myself credit for; the weeks are just disappearing before my eyes. I’d thought finishing work would leave hours ahead of me to do all of those things that I have on my ‘to do’ list. … More 36 hour day required
February 29th – we only get one every four years. This one seems to have been noteworthy . So far, I have: One good friend celebrating a teenage birthday, despite being in her fifties – Happy birthday, Jill! One cousin who surprised us by getting married – Congratulations, Steve, I’m delighted for you 😉 One … More One extra day – use it well!
This is the first day for weeks that the weather has been bright enough to do some outdoor pictures. I’ve been test knitting Juliet’s Shawl, a new pattern devised by Samantha from Gradience Yarns. It’s a lovely beaded, lace weight shawl in a crescent shape. I had just the right colour on hand to suit a … More Juliet’s shawl isn’t for Juliet.
I seem to read very few hard copy books these days – mostly I get ebooks for the Kindle and review new releases for Netgalley (also ebooks) with the occasional hard copy book being sent for review from Realreaders. This last week, however, I was lucky enough to get no less than three real books. … More Real, paper books
I’ve been hiding a package from myself for about three weeks. When it arrived it wasn’t unexpected, as I’d joined a Secret Santa swap on Ravelry, and the ‘love from Thimbles’ code on the outer wrapper was an indication that it was my secret Santa package. This morning I was sorting out packages to put … More Love from Thimbles
So, it only took me two days to work out how to upload pictures from my ‘phone, and needless to say, I unearthed several pictures from earlier months that I somehow didn’t get around to blogging about. For now, let’s just look at the Christmas markets.This was the first (only) lady swimmer we saw in … More Give rabbit time….
So, another Christmas present done, and I thought it was about time I started the shawl I want to make for my sister in law. Cast on Leadlight with a skein of Zauber Lace ball in shades of blue. An easy pattern, which grew pretty quickly, though it takes a bit of watching as the … More To Bongo, or not to Bongo
OK, so it’s not halfway through the year yet, but if you want to give hand made items to your nearest and dearest at Christmas time, you need to do some work through the year to be ready on time. I made a laceweight shawl in early spring, as a knitalong, and that will be … More Christmas is coming!
Three days later, and my new camera lead arrived – here we have a first crochet lesson at the B&B, the knitted Gingerbread House, Enormous knitted card and my Purple Pals enduring temptation at one of the stands.