When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~Buddha The weather here has been pretty good these past few weeks, dry and warm, and it has been good to take some time out and just contemplate things, taking the time just to be. I spent the… Continue reading July & August
It was June, and the world smelt of roses....... Yes, I know it's not June any more but please humour me, I'm a little behind ! June, the beginning of summer. Not that you would know it. As usual our weather has been a little typical, muggy, wet, chilly, windy and occasionally sunny. The roses have taken… Continue reading June..
of plans and projects. Leo Tolstoy I've been out enjoying the increasingly warm and sunny days we have had lately. Spring is truly here, all be it dipping in and out as it often does. The birds and insects certainly feel it and I have been making plans and starting projects all over the… Continue reading Spring is the time…
I have now managed to finally publish Floe. As with most of my patterns, Floe is knitted seamlessly in the round but this time from the bottom up. The yarn I used for the sample here is actually two yarns held together. The first a 4ply pure wool yarn from Elann called Soft Embrace, which… Continue reading Floe
Someone once said 'Patience is the secret to good food'. I agree, good food takes time, but to make a good stock takes no time at all. I used to buy fresh chicken stock from my local supermarket. It's good and allergy friendly, but expensive. I think that the last time I bought some it… Continue reading Roast Chicken Stock
We've had a couple of new additions to the family recently. Our Birthday list is getting longer by the year, which is lovely, but I am seriously thinking about buying cards in bulk. As a knitter, I always feel that a new little one should have something hand knitted, but as we all know not everyone… Continue reading Ship Ahoy!
I think most people by now have read Kate Davies' post 'Have you knit this pattern?' If you haven't, you should, it is well worth a read, as all Kate's posts are. Although I haven't knitted that particular pattern, I did inherit some interesting ones from my Mother and had a little look to see… Continue reading Memories from the past
It's funny how January just slips away from you isn't it? Perhaps really, every month is the same which is why we always find ourselves saying 'where did the last year go', or I know I do. Maybe though, with the early months in the year when the days are dark and dreary and the… Continue reading February already?
Winter has come at last, if only for a day or two until the rain returns. It was pretty frozen this morning. This was taken at about lunch time and as you can just about see, my bird bath is still completely frozen, in fact everything that the sun hasn't touched is still well and… Continue reading Frost
I became a little distracted over the holiday season. It turned out a lot busier that I thought it was going to be and the blog sort of got away from me. For the first week or so we had visitors, or went visiting, every day. Then my OH had a couple of meetings due… Continue reading Dairy and Egg free wine