WINDING UP OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

Where has the time gone…

I have had a few more months not doing much on the Woolly Wednesday front. Only a couple of posts and not too much woolly work.

Here I am with my little helper!

Our little cat is growing and is getting better when the knitting comes out thanks to a few spritzes πŸ˜‰

I have given up my shelf in the shop because I just haven’t had the time to keep my stock up. I did do a stall at a local church hall last week which was fun and I made a few sales. Still get a buzz when people want to buy something that I have made ❀

Planning to be a lot more organised and motivated in December. I might even pay attention to WordPress reminders to post something. Really don’t know why I set them because all I do is ignore them πŸ€”

Hoping you are all better prepared than I am for the forthcoming holidays.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP SEPTEMBER!

At the end of October….

No knitting or other woolly pursuits to report on.

Maro the menace is the reason why. He can hear a pair of needles from miles away πŸ˜₯ No wool therapy for me!!!

He’s had all of his injections now so is allowed in the garden under supervision. Now our garden has been left to its own devices this summer, the bees have loved it. Maro enoys chasing bugs but has been known to get carried away. Currently I have had to rescue him from a tree and the shed roof πŸ˜‰ And this morning he gave his hind quarters a dip in the frog pool, the toad who lives there was not happy 🐸

I’m hoping to lock myself away with my needles for a day or two as I finally have some time off work. With any luck I will have something to show and tell soon😊

Have missed you all ❀

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP AUGUST

Feline fun and frolics….

August hasn’t been the most productive month due to the arrival of the little tyrant

I’m sure she hasn’t noticed I’ve purloined this!

My blanket WIPS are still works in progress because there is just too much work to protect and the needles drive him wild!

I have managed a few bags on my hook which doesn’t drive him to distraction and there is only a small amount of work to protect! But look what I found in his basket…

Casually taken from the shelf after knocking my pom pom makers on the floor!

So I am busily hiding things around the houseπŸ˜‰

On a brighter note Lucia the camper has finally had her brakes sorted. They were ordered from Germany and then got stuck in customs only to be the wrong ones. Finally sourced some from Italy 😎

So bring on September and let the good times roll!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

CAMPER CAPERS

Trying her out for size. ..

I know today is Thursday but it’s been a bit of a hectic week! Last Saturday N and I took Lucia to a field and checked her out for size.

The brakes are fixed, she’s had a full service and she has had some waterproofing underneath πŸ˜‰

I rather like her 1970s interior but N feels she needs new covers, he’s not a fan of brown πŸ˜”

The roof is being held up with some clips as the gas joints need replacing. But all very exciting. We are hoping to do a couple of festivals next year and I’ve got her lined up for some craft fairs πŸ˜„

The afternoon was also spent blackberry ing so came home very scratched and stained but apple and blackberry crumble for tea 😚

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #23

More string things….

The kitten has allowed me to do a bit of hooking so I have been perfecting my string bags. Sadly the ends of my knitting needles drive him wild so avoiding those at the moment. I have hissed at him as recommended by my kayaking friend but he just looks bemused and then has another goπŸ˜‰ Avoidance is my current policy….

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WHAT NO KNITTING!

And here’s the reason why….

Who would have thought something so small could cause such upheaval?

I’ve not risked getting the knitting out just to be on the safe side but little Maro is currently into everything πŸ˜„

N has spent 2 nights sat up with said kitten because he was crying when left alone. I’m daft but not that daftπŸ˜‰

Hopefully I will have something to show soon. I’m going to brave getting the yarn and needles out!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

COMPETITION FOR THE STASH

Miaow. …..

Look what I came home from work to!

N has a kitten. Maro (said kitten) and I have had loads of fun with a bit of yarn tonight but it has made me realise I need to confine the stash because he could have far too much fun if he found thatπŸ˜‰

So looking for more nooks and crannies to hide the stash because let’s face it N doesn’t need to know how bad (big) it is πŸ˜‚

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

BLANKET BULLETIN

now the heatwave’s overβ˜”β˜”β˜”

The torrid temperatures of a couple of weeks ago have moved on and now we have lots of showers which have cooled everything down. AND more to the point I can get my knitting needles out!!!

It is fair to say that the baby blanket has progressed a lot more than the camper blanket! Baby is due in November, camper is still at the garage having work done! But look at all those ends that are going to need weaving inπŸ˜” Why did I go for a stripey chevron? πŸ€”

On the bright side I managed to get a load of washing dried on the line in between showers today πŸ˜‰

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #22

It’s all in the bag…

Still working on my string bags, they seem to be quite popular in the shop πŸ˜‰

I’ve also made a little basket bag. It’s double crochet using Lily sugar ‘n cream and finished off with a knitted flower and a dirty great button. Room for purse, phone, lippy, tissues and hand sanitizer – what’s not to like πŸ˜„

We’re having a wet weekend I hope you are fairing better?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP JULY

What a scorcha! !! !!

Not much to report on the crafting front for the month of July, it was just too hot to knit!

A bugs life….

I have dabbled with crocheting little toys as not as hot and sweaty as knitting a blanket!

Bella and Lucy

And I have been working on making a bunny. I started with Lockdown Lucy when we were isolating and have tweaked her a bit to make Bella. There will be more bunnies to follow me thinks until I am happy with Hoppy 🐰🐰🐰

August has started with rain and wind so I hope to get a bit more done on my blankets πŸ€”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘