Not another book review

There seem to have been a lot of books lately – it isn’t that I’m not doing other things, more that it doesn’t really warrant talking about!  I’ve been knitting baby clothes for a young friend who has found herself unexpectedly becoming a mother again. Currently making hats and mittens ready for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes which will be collected in the autumn ready for sending out in time for Christmas.
Stitching has taken a back burner, but I’m really hoping to make some progress on the Long Dog piece this week – there are two other pieces just itching to be stitched, and I promised myself I would start no more until two others had been finished…………
The Bongo is all packed up ready for the inaugural trip later in the week, so it could well be that there are Bongo tales to relate on our return!

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Ta da!!

Finally, I have a significant stitching finish! I almost daren’t admit the threads I bought for this piece arrived in my house in 2008!! It has languished in a cupboard for too long, and a concerted effort over the last few weeks has resulted in a finish. I used Dragon floss, shade 109, Lasting friendships.

Now that I’m on a roll, I’m going to root out another UFO, thanks to YOTA at Pull the Other Thread, and see if that too can be eliminated 😉

Almost there

A week in sunny Cornwall saw considerable progress on my Ink Circles project, though to the finish I was hoping for. All done except for the central circle, which will be picked out with a slightly pinker thread than the others. The end is definitely in sight, and one of my older UFOs is almost ready to be turned onto a FO!

I realised on the first day of our holiday that my beautiful new(ish)wellies were leaking. It wasn’t even raining, but we were walking the dog in a damp field when it became clear that I had a definitely wet left foot. I wasn’t best impressed, having paid what felt like a small fortune for Hunter wellies, which I was assured are wonderful, and really comfy. Comfy, they definitely were, but having failed in the waterproof department in just over six months didn’t impress. Unusually for me, I felt the need to pursue the problem. Emailed Hinter, and was really impressed with their customer service. A couple of photos were requested to show the damage, and evidence that they were indeed Hunter wellies, and within one working day, I was sent a link to choose a new pair. Delivery of shiny new red wellies should be on Monday, but in the mean time, I was sent detailed instructions of how to destroy the defective ones. It took an inordinate amount of will power to demolish them in the required way!

Last picture of the day, the early beginnings of my next shawl – one. Of the EZ 100th anniversary one. Really looking forward to see this one develop.