28 September 2014

USA to the UK - a friend visits

This past week we have enjoyed the company of Joan aka Marmepurl (Knit One, Raised 4).  You may remember last May we paid a visit to her lovely home in Virginia and she has kindly graced us with a return visit.

We have had a great time and its been fun showing her around our next of the woods.  We spent time visiting Burwash Manor, Ely, Madingley American Cemetery, Cambridge for the colleges and punting, the Gransden Show and even managed a good walk and some knitting, and of course lots of talking.


adding to the prayer net in Ely Cathedral

The new visitor's centre at the Madingley American Cemetery is well worth a visit.  Very thought provoking, photos from the Cemetery's page


Country life at the Gransden Show - all the family came too

this is the only photo of me and Joan!

Our five days together went so fast and we managed to pack in plenty considering the jet-lag. The weather was very kind.  

On behalf of my family I would like to thank Joan for her lovely gifts; they were all greatly received, and I will be sharing the yarny goodness that she spoiled me with in a future post.

Until the next time.....

17 September 2014

WIP Wednesday - hats galour

Its a week since I last blogged - I have plenty to show - Hats of all type - Some knitted, some otherwise.

Its been a busy week..... grandchildren..... wedding dress shopping - successful ..... knitting groups..... all sorts.

Here is last week's WIP completed

and the others I've done over the week

I'm currently knitting hats for a forthcoming holiday.  The family love to have matching hats, we are going for something a bit different this year.  I have 2 done, I'll show them when they are all done.  So thats it for this week, and yes still working on the Ten Stitch blanket