11 October 2015

Knitting - Blish update and autumn in the garden

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are all feeling better than I am!  For the last 5 days I have been battling a head cold, which has now gone onto my chest, so lots of coughing.  We didn't make the Knitting Show, just couldn't face the trip to London, or the crowds, shame to waste the tickets but nevermind.

I have made plenty of progress on my Blish.  I am really enjoying this and it is growing at quite a speed.  I have checked out all the notes on Ravelry for this project and will take some of them onboard when it comes to the finishing off.

I ventured into the garden this morning and autumn has surely arrived now, it's cool out of the sun and the evenings are getting so dark, so early. There is still plenty of colour in the borders, but also some tidying.....sigh! That will have to wait for another day.

We finally get to say our final goodbye to my father on Thursday, 3 weeks and a day, too long ...... we have all been living in limbo.  The eulogy is written, and if I don't chicken out, I will be reading it.

6 October 2015

Knitting - Blish

I am currently working on a garment for me.  How many times have I said that, then I get along a bit and frog? This one seems to be going well and hopefully I will stay the course.

The pattern is Blish, it's a free one that I found on Ravelry via Pinterest.  Don't you just love all the sources of knitting info/patterns these days?

The yarn I am using is an aran weight tweed effect which came from either Lidl or Aldi its an 80/20 mix, and lovely and soft not scratchy. Giant 400gram balls makes it not too portable but I manage!

I took these photos on Sunday so I am further on but you can get the general idea.

Hoping that this poncho style sweater suits me and doesn't make me look huge, if so, I'm sure someone will take it off my hands.

Rachel and I are off to the Knitting and Stitching show on Saturday, I'm sure I will have something to show you when we get back even if it's just yarn for sweaters for the boys.

4 October 2015

Walking into autumn

What a glorious day it's been today.  We had planned to work in the garden again but decided a good walk was a better idea.

Nature's bounty was much in evidence

 New life in the fields

Colour in the hedgerows still and peaceful river scenes

woodpecker hole

dandelion clock
bramble flowers
busy bee

A great day to be alive

1 October 2015

Beanies for the Boys

Its that time of year again, you know, sort through the hats etc and see what's needed for the coming winter.
To that end it hat/scarf/sweater knitting time.  Here are the first hats of the season, I did actually make a plain navy one too but forgot to photograph it before handing it over. These are for the boys.  I now need to go through my patterns and sort out sweaters for them too, hopefully, I will be able to get yarn from stash, if not it will be on my list for the show next week.

September where have you gone?

My month in pictures

A road much traveled - to Norwich

Sally's Macmillan Coffee Morning

My father Ron -  1931-2015
Good try!