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My multiple knitting projects have been ticking by just fine. Kathy was out of town last week so I had plenty of time to work away while catching up on tv shows….(I binge-watched the last two seasons of Survivor and loved it!!!). My hitofude cardigan is off the needles and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Sometimes I feel as though I don't have a lot to share and then other times I have too much to share and don't know where to start....in both cases I usually end up writing nothing at all. I've been a little hit and miss with blogging lately and it's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I haven’t done any updates on sewing projects in a long time – a few months now at this stage. But that isn’t because I’ve stopped sewing it’s because I have another huge project on the go. I paper pieced a heart shaped quilt block and absolutely loved the process.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I’ve completely stopped monogamous knitting now with a grand total of three items currently on the needles…..(four if you count the fair isle blanket that I’m having second thoughts about). Three different projects is a major departure for me. I usually focus on one at a time and plod away... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I love your antique swift....perfect for that yarn!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2015 on happier place, continued.... at woolythyme
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A character in a book I recently read says “Oh, Calamity!” all the time and it’s managed it wedge itself into my brain. It also perfectly describes the series of unfortunate events that have been going on over the last few days. Less than 8 hours after getting stitches removed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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It’s is definitely a déjà vu knitting week. First up the featherweight cardigan that was at least half-way done last week is currently less than half way done. I tried it on and it looked like it would only fit a 5 year old even though my gauge was spot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Do you ever just get such a craving for something and then once you start thinking about it you can’t stop until you give in and make it – well that’s how I ended up making lemon cake on a Monday night after work. I googled a few recipes but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh its just adorable!!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on Clara. Finished! at NATURKINDER
That's my big fear with putting down a WIP is that I'll forget where I was at. Heck I forget where I'm at when there only one WIP on the go let alone a pile of them!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on off the shelves.... at woolythyme
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It feels really good to have a new project on the needles again. Especially one that is a lovely fingering weight project with a lovely soft and squishy yarn like this Malabrigo one I treated myself with recently. I’m back to selfish knitting again (yay for me!) and I working... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks Ine, that it really sweet :)
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Big News!!! at SnapShots & WhatNots
Yay you finished it!! It looks fab too :)
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on banana, nana, bo-nana.... at woolythyme
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Even though I have a blog and I share a whole load of random things about my life, things I’m making and doing etc. I’m also a painfully private person when it comes to the things that really matter to me. One of those things is my relationship with Kathy.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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It’s finished!! I’ve knit quite a few massive blankets recently and even two other cable knit blankets but this one just seemed to take the longest time to complete. Looking back though I don’t actually think it took any longer than this blanket but it felt like twice as long... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
It's clearly been hanging out with my grey cable knit blanket....up to no good shenanigans and laying out on the needles for weeks on end!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on endless summer....endless shawl at woolythyme
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Monday mornings are the worst but when you’ve just had a four day weekend they seem to suck just a little bit less than the average Monday. My 4th of July weekend was even quieter than my usual weekend – I have big big plans for this coming weekend so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I tried to me adventurous with my bread-making this weekend and I ventured well outside my trusty white bread loaf recipe into the much trickier world of bagel making. My first attempt was a complete flop….literally…..the dough didn’t rise at all after a first proof of 40 mins. It turns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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It’s almost the end of June and would you believe it I am still struggling to get the grey cable knit blanket finished. At this point it’s not even a labor of love anymore it’s just a labor. I will love it when it’s completed, and I’m sure that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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The summer adventures have begun. Last weekend we took off and headed for a tiny town on the border of Kentucky and West Virginia – called Matewan WV but what I referred to as the middle of nowhere. Our “campsite” for the weekend was on the grounds of an old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh I did discover something that might help with that though - with my ones anyway so long as I don't connect the kindle to the wireless then I can continue reading the book even after it "expires". It only disappears once I reconnect it to the internet so I always keep my kindle in airplane mood unless I'm downloading books and it makes the battery last longer too!
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2015 on On my bookshelf… at SnapShots & WhatNots
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After an unfortunate incident whereby seven borrowed library books managed to overstay their welcome in my house before being hastily returned at 8.55 pm at night….followed by a second trip to the library to pay overdue fines….. I stopped reading for a few weeks. I starting reading more blogs and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Creating a beautiful bedroom space has been on my today list ever since I moved into this house – it was on my list of 28 goals. I hated the space – it was dark and dreary feeling with tan coloured walls and a dark blue carpet. I ended up... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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In the last few months by weight has been very slowly creeping upwards half a pound here, a pound or two over Christmas, an “eat whether you want because you’re running” pound there and sooner or later it was bound to catch up with me. I stood on the scales... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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My love affair with paper piecing continues. I tried one heart block a few weeks ago and I was instantly hooked and decided there and then to make a paper pieced quilt top. I immediately went off and printed a ton more pages – sorted out my piles of scrap... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots