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Happy Sunday

Beautiful sunny day here in Essex. We decided to go and have roast dinner out today to celebrate our 6 monthaversary tomorrow. We went out in the Beetle, which may be one of the last few days for her before hibernation. 77 more words

I've Got The Blues

But in a good way!

As a result of bargain hunting on eBay, my new old yarn arrived this morning, there are actually 5 balls, but I’m using one for a new design…more of that later. 27 more words


Hattata Flatatta

New finished project!

Well, new-ish. The Offspring year-end class project was on WWII, specifically the evacuation of children. The final day of the project involved them living as children being evacuated, beginning with them being delivered to the “evacuation centre” in the morning, in period costume, and being issued with their ration cards and gas mask (previously created in lessons). 305 more words


Annual Visit to the Royal Meath Show

Well the first Sunday in September has arrived and wow what a splendid day it has been …starting with some decent weather and all the fun of the Royal Meath Show.   609 more words


The forest

A few years ago I found out about Toshiyuki Shimada’s book, New Style of Heirloom Knitting.

Although written in Japanese and out of print, I became determined to get my paws on a copy, and eventually tracked one down on Ravelry forums in Canada. 360 more words


Ganseys versus Arans

One of the interesting things in my study of the gansey is the abundant information available for the Aran sweater which is also known as the fisherman’s sweater.   507 more words


Fishy tails

Hello all, a wet horrible day today, but it gave me a chance to finish this Pale Blue Child’s Mermaid Tail and begin on another one too, this next one will be smaller and white, and have more of a shell pattern to it. 382 more words