Thursday, 2 February 2012


It is freezing here today but the sun is beautiful.  Didn't think it was too bad until I took Josh to preschool but the wind is really bitter.  And it doesn't look as if it is going to get any better - the forecast is for snow over the weekend.  I hate snow it stops you doing so many things and then freezes and becomes very dangerous.  Sorry moan over.

Well the cold also has it's ups, it does mean I get lots of knitting done and don't feel that I should be doing something else such as something in the garden.  Mind you knitting has not been terribly productive over the past week.  Josh was ill last week and so had to miss two days of preschool which mean't knitting was just done in the evenings.  Oh well it happens.  Thankfully no one else came down with whatever Josh had and he has happily gone back to preschool today.  So this is just a snapshot of what I/we have been doing since I last blogged.

 Josh's new jumper which was finished just in time for my dad's birthday on sunday.

A friend asked if I could make a scarf for a friend of her's as a wedding present.  So I made an Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague in blue (as in the saying 'something borrowed, something blue') .

Both of these were fairly quick makes and easy to do in the evenings.

And for my niece's birthday about 3 days before my dad' s I made a little purse which I have made before but again loved making.  As usual I left it late to make it and ended up spending the weekend before making this.

Josh's latest thing is to go out on his scooter which does mean we do sometimes get to  places slightly quicker but once there is a hill I usually end up pulling him up.

Hope you are all well and surviving the cold weather.  Have a good day.
Morag x


  1. Hi Morag,

    Love your handiwork! :) Thank you for your kind words on my blog. You asked about my knitted top...

    You can read about it on my blog here:

    and about the pattern here:


  2. Lovely Ysolda shawl and great colour choice too. I'm currently trying to find time to have a go at another of Ysolda's shawls the 'Sherilyn' BUT still haven't had time to start it, I'm hopefully going to do it in a rich purple.

    Pop over to my blog if you have time to see my current knits.
    Happy Knitting
    Fleur x

  3. Thank you very much for your kind thoughts.
    Morag x