Gracie Baby Blanket

First of all, thank you all so much to everyone who contacted me regarding the baby blanket.  Your support was overwhelming, I was so taken aback that I had to have a little re-think on this pattern. I have made a few changes that make me feel better and have re-listed it as you allContinue reading “Gracie Baby Blanket”

Scone or scon(e)

If you don’t know how to pronounce a word, say it loud! … Why compound ignorance with inaudibility. E.B. White However you pronounce the word, scone means different things to different people depending where you live.  There are scones that are served with jam and clotted cream; drop scones that are more like pancakes; potatoContinue reading “Scone or scon(e)”

A beginning ends what an end begins

– James Richardson Happy New Year! I know it’s a bit late and I do feel a little guilty that I haven’t popped in and said it before but I’ve been a bit slow getting started after the holidays. I have an excuse. I came down with an awful cold on Christmas eve, which hasContinue reading “A beginning ends what an end begins”

Gluten and Dairy Free Flaky Pastry

I’ve been up to quite a lot lately, things have been a little hectic and I just don’t know where the time has gone, which is why it’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve been by.  I have several knitting projects on the needles, mostly gift knitting, but also something for myself which I couldContinue reading “Gluten and Dairy Free Flaky Pastry”

Menet v2

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. As you know I have been knitting two Menet cardigans for gifts whilst re-working the pattern to give an option for long sleeves. Well I finally finished them a couple of days ago, gave them a wash and then waited forContinue reading “Menet v2”

Book review – Knitting Architecture

Rest and be thankful – William Wordsworth Over the last week or so I’ve been struggling with a cold which has now morphed into a slight fever flu type thing. I was told to take it easy for a few days, which I did, sort of. Never could do exactly as I was told. IContinue reading “Book review – Knitting Architecture”

Blowing the cobwebs away

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. Nikos Kazantzakis Since the glorious sunshine the other day, our weather has turned very wet and windy. On Saturday our usual shopping trip was cancelled becauseContinue reading “Blowing the cobwebs away”