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Stash Avalanche
Female, living in Ireland with Mr G, Stashlet and the Grey Cat.
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Hello! Gosh, so much time has passed and so much thinking about posts has been done, and where has it got me? I have a whole winter's saga of knitting to tell you about, but that will have to wait for next time. Today we're here for the Lanesplitter skirt.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Stash Avalanche
Just finished my first attempt at entrelac, and I have to say that it was really straightforward. I managed to completely cock-up cat arrangements for the Christmas break - she normally goes to what Stashlet refers to as "the cat hotel" but despite booking our flights in the summer, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
The first chocolate flapjacks I made were delicious, but after they were gone, I started thinking about the recipe, and how it might be better. Me G had commented on how he thought there wern't enough oats in them, and I did feel like there was a surfit of toffee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Those flapjacks. Very bad. Utterly delicious.
I read blogs. I cook things. I find bad and dangerous things to cook from blogs, and this is one of them. Very bad indeed. It comes to you from Susan at Canadian Abroard via Jo at A life in lists. I only made half quantity because the recipe looked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
I can understand why blogging seems to be on the wain. Time given over to other things just gets in the way. I have lots of (historic, by now) things I want to get on here, if only to have a record of them for myself, but somehow there is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Just rushing through... God, I have so much to blog about and no time to blog. Agh. Anyway. Remember those wrist warmers I made back in ...uh... February last year? I managed to lose one so I need to get another ball of delicious Milli Colori to make a replacement.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Hmmm, time flies... Anyhoo, a while back I saw the most beautiful top on Harmonie and Rosie's blog, and I immediately thought I. Must. Have. This. Part of what hooked me was the lovely Liberty fabric and part was the simplicity of the top and it's effectiveness for showing off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Hot on the heels of The Saga Jumper comes The Dinosaur. So named because halfway through knitting this, I realised that Stashlet might not like it and refuse to wear it, so I needed some toddler-appealing tag to sell it to him. He's at that age where he has very... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
I've finally managed to get Mr G to take some photos of me in my Saga Jumper. Well, it was such a saga to get to completion that I marvel that it made it at all. To recap, I started of crocheting a variety of samples to make a "something"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Hi Sally. I'm so pleased to hear you have a copy. Family nostalga apart, I find it a good book for basic recipies (all the custard/sponge/sauce variations at the front) as well as having some recipies which I am still making today. Try the lemon sauce pudding, cheese pudding, egg and onion casserole (pure comfort food!) and the homestead eggs. All regulars here at Stash Towers. And I always marvel at the lunacy of the egg and prawn butter balls - mad 70's cooking at it's worst/best!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2014 on Colour at Stash Avalanche
Love the fabric - you don't remember what it is, do you?
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on Take 2 Tee at Tree Fall
Eeek! Just booked my ticket to the MumsNet WorkFest 2014 in London. Anyone else going and want to meet up? Might be nice to have some friendly faces in a crowd. They're doing an Early Bird ticket until Sunday 27th April, and the event itself is on Saturday 7th June.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
I think the combination of small boy + spring has infected me. I am so looking forward to Easter, it's ridiculous. Mr G will be having a rare long weekend so I hope the weather will be kind to us and we can Go Places and Do Things. In the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
...and now we have rain again! Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Do you ever find yourself furtively (or even brazenly) taking photos of yarn in wool shops? Here are two new-to-me yarns that I found in my local LYSs this week. Tivoli's Linen Cotton which is an aran weight yarn and feels like it will have a wonderful drape when knitted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
This jumper is turning into a Saga. Officially. I finished the sleeves, I sewed the shoulder seams, I thought "these armholes and neck look a bit big", and that was the end of the Snug pattern. I have to say that this photo makes it look a lot less awful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
but spring sunshine and new shoes... even better! Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
At the end of January I took some photos of a shrug that I knitted and then decided to reknit into a jumper. Now it's nearly the end of February March for goodness sake, the jumper has progressed well beyond the photos and I still haven't managed to put fingers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
I love invisible zips, they make everything look hmm... smarter, more professional, I think. The way I tell the difference between visible and invisible zips is this: the 'ridge' of teeth on an invisible zip is on the other side of the zip to the zip pull (too many 'zips' in that sentence, but d'you see what I mean?). So when you close an invisible zip, all you will see is the two pieces of zip tape butted up to one another with the pull at the top - no sign of teeth from the front at all.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2014 on Invisible Closures at Tree Fall
In an attempt to cut down on the number of blogs I read (because frankly, there are not enough hours in the day to go through half of what comes into my feedreader but I just need to collect things) I started to save, well, more like not delete, all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Ooh, really like that case. And a new blog to read too!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2014 on Been shopping at A life in lists
Glad you like them. Happy new year to you too, Doug!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on The Weihnachtsmarkt at Stash Avalanche
We went on the last day and it was heaving. Elbow room only. But the stalls were beautiful and I could spend a fortune there - if only I had the baggage allowance to bring it all home! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Good grief! It's the 4th of January and I saw my first advert for Cadbury's Creme Eggs last night. Sometimes it would be nice if the marketing people would just leave us alone to remember the nice bits about the holidays for a little while. Despite that, Happy New Year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Stash Avalanche