Sunday, September 21, 2008
Is it me or was it autumn last week and now.....it's summer! It doesn't take much to confuse me, so deciding what to wear is a nightmare. I either seem to wear too much and feel hot and chewed, or I wear too little and end up wet and wind blasted! Oh I suppose it's the joy of living in England!!
The knitting is still plodding along, I'm desperate to finish the hat but due to the headaches, it's very slow progress. My GP thinks its migraines, but to be on the safe side, I've got to have a MRI scan. I think I'm working my way through having every bit of my body scanned!! They'll be giving me my own chair in the waiting room if I go much more!
End of moan!
I went to the spinning group and had a lovely time. It was brill to meet up with old friends and get cracking with the wheel. At Woolfest, I bought some merino/silk tops, so I took this to have a go with. After a dodgy start and some timely tuition from Veronica, I was away. It is beautiful to spin and I'm pleased with the colour, especially as I tried to choose a different colour to what I normally choose! I fancy knitting a shawl cum scarf with it, but I haven't decided on a pattern yet.
I also intend to get cracking with Christmas card production, but my intentions don't always develop as I'd like!
Many thanks for all your comments too, they are much appreciated.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
In the shop ,we drooled over the gorgeous yarns and accessories and formed a long queue to pay for our purchases, I've never seen the little place so full! I was very good and only bought some aran to knit a beret pattern I've had for ages.
Carrie and Bev
Once again we caused chaos, as the tables sat four and we were a five! So after some minor furniture rearrangement, we eventually got settled and became ladies wot lunched!
Becky and Hazel
On the knitting front, Ian's hat is coming along nicely, it's a quick knit,but I've been having blinding headaches, which have slowed down my progress, but I'm plodding along!!
When I downloaded the photos from my phone, I found a couple of pictures of some canvases I painted a few months ago, mainly to fill a space on our bedroom wall!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I only do low fat at the moment, well since I joined my local Slimming World group a couple of weeks ago actually! And so far, I've been so good you can see the shine from my halo at fifty paces! At last my weight is going in the right direction, DOWN!!
I had a fab time at the Graphicus open day on Friday, bought a plate of gorgeous Christmas stamps called Snow Is Falling, amongst other things! The stamps are beautiful and so I had to have a play with them on Saturday afternoon!
I've started Ian's hat too. I'm knitting They call em Pirates pattern using Dalegarn halk, which is water resistant. I think it may be useful when dog walking coincides with horizontal rain and Force 9 gales, which seems to have happened quite often this summer, never mind the winter!
I'm really looking forward to Friday too, when in the company of and courtesy of the wonderful Carrie , we and hopefully a few friends, will be visiting the Wensleydale Longwool shop and possibly having lunch in Leyburn. I never thought I'd be a lady wot lunched!!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I have so much to write about......lovely holidays, fabulous Woolfest and feeling so much better than I've felt for a long time, that I think it's put me off starting. But NO MORE EXCUSES!!
We have actually spent this weekend at home, we needed to cos both the front and back garden was knee high in weeds, and the veggie garden..........well... the least said the better! Despite its sorry, neglected state, we have had a good year for veg, especially courgettes. In fact we have eaten courgettes with almost every meal. We have frozen them, made soup with them, eaten them in stir frys, curries and salads, given them away to family, friends and workmates and they still keep on coming!! It's great!!!!
I have also discovered a previously hidden obsession too! Photographing mushrooms!!!
They look so cute I just can't resist taking a pic! Here's a couple of my 'babies'!!
I love this one!
This one has a friend!
And this ones having a party!!
Simple things please simple minds eh!!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
The old town square was breathtakingly beautiful and the cafes in the square breathtakingly expensive, but we did go into one just to experience the atmosphere.
While we were drinking our coffee, a guy with a pair of scissors, cut our silhouettes! Mine was very flattering so I bought it!
Ian's didn't look like him at all, it looked more like Benny Hill, so we had to get that one too!
It was chilly at times and Carol bought a hat to keep her ears warm!
This is a view of Prague castle from the Charles bridge.
Every view was spectacular and I took hundreds of photos, most of which I won't inflict on you but a couple of favourites, first the astronomical clock which was stunning
but Tyn church in the square was my favourite of all, not just during the day when it looked so imposing and majestic, even when I got all arty and took black and white pics
I would definitely recommend Prague, but make sure you wear comfy shoes, there's a lot of walking!
Monday, January 07, 2008
This is a view of the bottom of the garden, taken when the snow was coming down thick and fast, with those huge flakes I love to watch.
The snow has also brought a flurry of knitting with it. Well when I say flurry, more like a couple of flakes! When I cleared out one of my knitting bags, I found a lonely Fetching wristwarmer hidden in the depths, so I decided to knit it a friend! So I now have a pair of Red Fetchings!
A couple of days before Christmas, we went to watch the Newcastle Falcons play and I couldn't resist taking this pic of Jonny Wilkinson.
This stance looks much better with the ball! Happy New Year!