I finished the cowl that I mentioned on the previous post. It is warm and snuggly but there is something not perfect about it. I think it’s the yarn that I chose and the colour. It somehow looks a bit “immature” and amateurish ( which it is!) Ah well, lesson learned. I will now attempt a more sophisticated cowl perhaps more chunky and cables and clever twists!
Gorgeous dog Benji is making me move. I was out walking him at 7.30 this morning. It was beautiful on the country lanes so autumnal and brisk. Benji is settling in well and feels part of the family. I have now got him pet insured, and food adjusted. He loves to lick the yogurt pot, run fast off the lead and sit on our knees!
We are continuing to work on the house and do all the odd jobs that got missed because we’ve been away so much this year. I need to work on some crafts for the craft fair I’m doing in a few week. I’ve made tea cup candles and was thinking about putting some candle making kits together as well. I must stop buying tea cups,wax,vintage lace etc etc…….
Watch this spot as I am off to a vintage fair and might just find more vintage treasures!
I have been away for the week end in a beautiful barn conversion in Yorkshire. I went with four girl friends and ate too much chocolate and drank too much wine-perfect. The week end turned into something of a retreat as the weather was so bad we didn’t get out as much as we usually do. We did however visit Clitheroe which turned out to be a delightful small Yorkshire town. There was a charity shop which was heaving with people all searching the racks of clothes. I have never seen so many visitors in one shop. I squeezed to the back of the shop where Eureka! I found THREE Stitchcraft magazines To start my collection all for the grand sum of 20p each. I enjoy browsing the vintage patterns and dreaming of having the time to knit many of them.I can’t imagine my Grandchildren wearing one of these sailor hats!
As we were “rained off” so much I decided to teach myself to knit on a circular needle. After considerable help from one of the other girls I managed to get going. I almost finished my first cowl to snuggle in when it gets colder. I probably used too many stitches (100) but not bad for a first attempt.
Despite the weather we really enjoyed our girls week end and are already planning the next.