Saturday, November 10, 2007

what a month

The extension finally got started, my garden is now a huge mud pile, I belive it will be worth it but I just wish the next few months would be over and it was finished, we are blessed with wonderful builders and good friends of the family so we trust them no end, and with names like Derek and Eric I have to stop myself calling them Eric and Ernie.

On the knitting front I made my first forest canopy shawl out of hipknits aran silk
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It is a great pattern and the silk looked a treat, this was the MIL's birthday present.
I also managed a hat in an hour
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this arrived as part of the autumn swap on the crafty yarns and threads forum. I had asked for something chunky as my eyes had been playing up with double vision ( all fixed now due to much stronger glasses and prisms )
slowasasnail came up trumps with this yarn and the pattern that went with it.

As I said what a month, I am leaving my school dinner job on Tuesday. I have now got a job working with the little angels breastfeeding support agency. They are finally moving into preston and I will be leading on it, well so far there is only me but I am so thrilled about this. They are so pro active contacting all mothers offering support before it is needed rather than waiting for people to contact them. With any luck we can have a real positive affect on the breastfeeding rates in Preston.

Did you all see last months Simply Knitting magazine aswell. I was only expecting a little mention but got a really lovely write up, kept me smiling all month and the orders are still a flooding in.

Club yarns are dyed and drying and will be out the middle of this week.

If you have a spare two minutes a good friend of mine has just started blogging, keep a look out for them at the big wool fairs next year. I have decided not to do a stall next year as I would rather go and spend instead of earn but do stop and say a huge hello to the Laal bear

Finally a little pic of my little pumpkins on halloween
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Monday, October 08, 2007


but back again, firstly the old eyes failed me. I have lived with double vision all my life, it is now controlled by prisms in my glasses. Over the last month they stopped working, but after a lengthly trip to the opticians I can now see again, and of course my new glasses are beautifully purple.

The knitting took a huge leap backward but again we are on track again, I have almost finished my hogwarts sock swap socks, only a bit of the foot to go now and they can be on their way across the seas.

Mersh is striking again, It is great having him at home more but terrible loosing £50 - £60 every day they are out, we can only hope it is resolved very quickly

I have cast on for another clapotis, I bought some aran silk from Terri, I couldn't just leave it sitting there, I am on the third straight repeat
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I have also been dyeing mini yarn

Sharon has been treating herself so needs some socks to match, this is the best I could do.
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On the dyeing front things have been very busy but my favourite has to be my witches of pendle hill pure bfl sock yarn

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I have had to keep a skein of this all to myself

Also keep an eye out for the next edition of simply knitting

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I have not stopped since getting back from fibrefest. I have the most fantastic time, we camped with Wooly wormhead and Cledry Yarner. It was a first time of meeting wooly wormhead and she is a real Gem, especially for putting up with my two pestering her every two minutes. It was also great to see cledry again, our stalls were quite near each other again so it was fab to be able to go visit. I was very pleased how my stand looked and very glad I could fashion a back drop so I could display the centre piece properly this time.

during out time down there we also had to visit diggerland. If any of you has small children this place is a must to visit. We had a great day especially Jack ( or should that be ME )

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After getting back dear Sam started school, and is loving every minute of it, they have already had their sports day which was cancelled at the end of the last term. As far as I am aware he had never been on a space hopper before but that was not to stop him
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I also recieved the most fantastic present off the ever lovely Aknita
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and a close up
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she is such a sweetie, the colours are just perfect for me, and I am quite looking forward to wearing it during the approaching autumn evenings.

On the shop front, I am holding a massive and rather silly sale, BFL Alpaca sock yarns are only £7 and merino and normal sock yarns are only £6 so go grab a bargain whilst they are still there

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

last days of freedom

three of them start school next week, Sam starts school on Thursday, so we thought a day out on the beach at Lytham was in order, it was great to see them running around, they even went in the sea, for a change the tide was not 4 miles away.

Off to Fibrefest today, give him a real treat at diggerland whilst we are there before he starts.

see you there or tuesday when we get back

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

FibreFest and an award

so who is coming, I am really looking forward to this, it is not just a fibre festival there is a load of other events taking place at the same time, loads to do with the kids, swing boats and other rides, it looks like it will be a fun weekend.

The camping bit will be interesting, I am a seasoned camper, however I do appreciate the facilities at most campsites. This time we will have access to a tap and a toilet, and with my two darlings that can attract mud at 40 paces it is safe to say you could see them being bathed in a bucket outside the tent.

If you do make it please come and say hello.

CJ nominated me for this award for being a rocking girl blogger

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Thanks so much, now I need to nominate some others, so here goes

confessions of a yarn addict

because she is just that and I can't wait to meet her at Fibrefest

daily drivel
her yarnimals and cow pie makes her a true rocking girl

And Knitbert

I could read her tales all day, and she is truly a lovely person in the flesh aswell

Thursday, August 16, 2007

eagle eyed

there was a falconry display on at the local park today, well it was a display of falcons rather than a falconry display. It was delivered by the most arrogant falconer I have ever come across, kids got fed up very quickly and the call of ice cream and slides were far more interesting. I got a few nice pics though, and a great ice-cream

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bright Dyes Blooms in the shop

I have to wait untill friday before I can send them out but they are ready for ordering.

aswell as the ones pre made I can turn any of my instock yarns into a bouquet, or I can custom dye a yarn for you if you don't see what you are looking for.