Wednesday, 19 October 2016
I love autumn. It means I can get out the Woolly jumpers and feel warm and cosy. I like the changes in the trees. Autumn colours are great. On our dog walk in the mornings I find it is a great time to really think before the hectic rushing around for the rest of the day. I find it is my calming time, my me time to think or not think (sometimes) to just be me.
On the needles at the moment is a test knit for Sabine - @frisabiknits (on instagram). They have been a really quick knit and fun to make. I have knitted them in Rowan felted tweed dk as that was all the dk yarn I had in my stash. (I try not to stash too much yarn). I'm not sure what to knit next but I know I do have a sock on the needles that I need to frog because I think it is too small and I had almost finished the first sock as well - I knew I should have tried it on before now. Shall I re-knit the same socks or do a different pair or even make a shawl out of the yarn. It is very pretty yarn from Hedgehog fibres. Choices, choices.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
In resurrecting my blog I am thinking of a name change and maybe having a play as my blog no longer just reflects what I make/knit. I shall still include the things I do make, such as these socks that I have recently finished.
( Delbert by Rachel Coopey and are knitted in Opal Yarn that I bought when visiting my mother in law and almost ran out of knitting!)
Friday, 30 September 2016
Friday, 24 June 2016
Terrible photo. it is a picture of some doodling I have done recently. I seem to have lost my creative spark at the moment. I guess sometimes it goes like this. There are good and bad days but I just feel that recently I haven't really been very creative. Yes I have had knitting on the go but I am following a pattern and not diverting. I feel I am not using my creative side as I would like. Problem is I can't see a way forward at the moment. My head feels as though it is full of cotton wool. Have you every felt this way? And what did you do about it?
Friday, 17 June 2016
It is so long since I have put anything on here, it is not for having nothing to put but just that I couldn't think how to put it. Does that make sense?
During the Easter holidays we went as a family to Rome and had a brilliant time. We packed so much into the small amount of time we had there. We stayed in a airbnb apartment 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum and was perfect for our stay. It had everything we needed and the owner met us there and gave us a few pointers to make our stay the best.
On our first day, we had a guided walking tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. This tour was 3 hours and a little bit long for J. But after some much needed sustenance we felt much better and also went and looked at the Pantheon. We also managed to squeeze in a little bit of traditional food while there - pizza and pasta.
Day 2 saw us visiting St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City. We spent a lot of time looking up at ceilings or looking at mosaic floors.
Evenings were spent either sitting on the balcony drinking wine, beer or juice, running along the balcony (J - five floors up was a little worrying) . One last visit we did was to see the Colesseum lit up in the dark. J was very happy to be allowed to stay up late but was a little grumpy and tired the next day as we had to be up very early to catch our flight back to the UK.
What a memorable trip. There is so much to see and take in that maybe another trip in the future is required.
(This is only a small amount of the photographs that were taken, I think in the end I took nearly 200 and A took nearly 1000! So may memories made that we still talk about it now. For ease and to try and avoid too many queues we booked tours and tickets before we left the UK)
Friday, 11 March 2016
It is so long since I last wrote on here, it is not that I have not had anything to put on here but that I just haven't.
Life has just been plodding along. Josh has started at a small village school about 5 miles from home with only 65 pupils in the whole school. At the moment he is in a class of reception, year 1 and year 2 but there are less than 30 pupils. Next year he will go into a class of year 3 and 4 and there will be 20 at the most. He seems to be settling in very well with only 1 or 2 wobbles so far. So that is good and he is generally happy to go to school each morning which is such a relief.
Craftwise again life is ticking over with both sample and test knitting happening. But also leaving me enough time to knit myself things. Hopefully I might get around to posting some pictures soon.
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Joining in with the Year in Books. This is my book for December. I last read this when I was doing my exams at school. In fact it was the book that made me fall in love with the classics of Jane Austen. I have read most of Jane Austen's novels and enjoyed them all.
It has been a while since I really blogged about a book that I have read/been reading so I thought it was about time I did, sometimes other things just get in the way or I am just too tired to read - especially as most of my reading is done in bed just before falling asleep. I have really been enjoying joining in with Laura (http://circleofpinetrees.com/year-books/ ) for 2015 and plan to join in again next year. I may not have joined in every month but it is the sort of thing you can dip in and out of. Also once a month we have a chat about books over on Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/theyearinbooks?src=hash) and have added to my want to read list so much.