STASH-BUSTING #38

A fish out of water 🐠🐠🐠

Made this little chap last night:

Few ends of yarn, in fact the sewing up took longer than the knitting 😉

The pattern came from Sarah Keen’s 100 Little Projects.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

THE MINDFUL GARDENER

Or keeping him busy….

The garden is looking a bit like a building site at the moment. We have had new guttering as the old stuff was woefully leaky! This entailed moving lots of stuff around to get ladders and things in place to access the guttering.

Him indoors has also taken an interest in the garden since lockdown and has decided to build some raised beds. So we have planks of wood everywhere!

It is interesting trying to mow the lawn around this lot….

Hopefully in a week or 2 the boxes can be put in place ready to fill up with earth and then a few winter veggies. I am hoping that he doesn’t lose interest as gardening keeps him moving and occupied. Still if he does lose interest those boxes will look great filled with flowers! It is so important to keep busy during these uncertain times.

I have my knitting to keep me busy and, of course, I have worked through so other than I have saved a lot of money by not going out for coffee all the time my routine has not changed that much.

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

PINCH PUNCH THE FIRST OF THE MONTH!!!

Back to work – gloomy face 😌

My Bay looks well.

My Honeysuckle is in berry

September is usually my favourite month of the year. A new start, fresh challenges and I am sure it will be once I get out there. Just that initial getting off my bum and getting stuck in. I have to keep telling myself put your knitting down Jane the hols are over!

Wish me luck!

Woolly wishes,

Jane♡♡♡

AUGUST ROUND-UP

What a dollop of drivel….

I should probably apologise as you have all been inundated with fairly mindless posts from me. Hey I have had time off work so I have wanted the world to know what I have been up to. At least I spared you the today I boiled an egg post 😃

We went to Wales

I managed quite a bit of knitting. I have hit the half-way mark on the nautical KAL and I started a pink Guernsey this month. Front and back are complete and one of the sleeves is well underway. 🤗

And look at my beautiful clematis that was in flower when I got back from Wales

I mowed the lawn yesterday in between tackling loads of holiday washing. So that is my August. Back to working tomorrow so sadly back to random blogging – I would like to think quality as opposed to quantity 😂

For those of you enjoying a bank holiday weekend I hope you are having a fabulous time and to everyone stay safe.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

LKKNITALONG – DOOM AND GLOOM!!!

Some frogging was needed 😮

I have completed half the squares for the nautical blanket – yay! I started on the intarsia square on the last evening of my hols.

It should be a neutral background with a navy anchor. Have to admit I have never really got to grips with this type of colour work. I much prefer to weave in the colours on the reverse as I find myself having to sew up holes when I am sewing in my ends 🤔

As can be seen from the above photo I haven’t got that far into the square, it has curled up and I had a real tangle of yarn and guess what I made a mistake and hadn’t noticed for four rows. Normally I would carefully unpick each row until I had worked my way back to the mistake but the yarn was in such a robble that I made the decision that it all had to go 🙄

I now have half a dozen little balls of yarn, all neatly wound up. I have bought the next issue today and the next squares are single colour – one cabled the other a bit lacy. I am going to put off the intarsia for a while 😉

I hope that your holiday projects are going better than mine?

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

STASH-BUSTING #37

Home and the sun has come out 🌞

But at least the holiday washing will dry quickly 😎

I completed the front of my jumper while away. Now I am home and able to access my stash I will be able to start on the sleeves.

I am quite pleased with the cabled yoke and look forward to feeling nice and snug while wearing it in the winter. And the knit goes on 😉

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

HOLIDAY UPDATE

Fresh air and the bins…

Look at this beautiful view I have been greeted with when I wake up each morning

Sadly we are going home tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong we have a lovely view of the river Severn at the bottom of the garden but this has been so restful and fascinating watching the estuary fill and drain. Unfortunately there was a train derailment on the otherside of the estuary the day before yesterday. The locals have been advised not to pick cockles in the estuary as there is a risk of diesel seeping through the river into the estuary 😣

It was bin day today, something of an obsession of mine. I have been sorting as per local recycling policy. Household waste, food waste and plastics were taken today. Really impressed that they take food waste and all plastic😏 Because I didn’t know which waste was being taken today I put it all out, I bet the locals thought “bloody holidaymakers “! I have just brought the bottles, cans and cardboard in to stash away safely in the bin store.

It will be the holiday clean up this evening but in the meantime

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

LKKNITALONG – MOVING ON

And the next instalment is out today….

A bit of progress to report. I have completed the toggle knot squares and I am now working on a textured waves square.

I am quite enjoying this square. Although it has holes from decreases and making stitches it is not as lacy and fiddly as the previous lacy square. Quite a nice little rhythm to the stitches 🙄

However I am still an issue behind and the new one is out today so better get a move on.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

HOLIDAY DRAMA

Storm Francis was blowing…

And we decided we would go out for tea. Sadly the only places to eat were outside so we came home.

Unfortunately we had locked ourselves out but Jane came to the rescue. I climbed onto a wall and then up onto the balcony where, ever security conscious, we had left the door unlocked. I let myself in and then went downstairs and let the men in!

I like to think if I had had my knitting with me I could have quickly knitted up a rope or the like to make it easier😉

We ordered in pizzas for tea 😂

Anyway the wind has died down today and the sun is trying to come out. Back to knitting on the balcony😎

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

STASH-BUSTING #36

Dreary day, knitting day ☔

The weather is not so good today but the view is still fantastic.

The estuary is just starting to drain for the day but very windy and rainy this morning.

I have brought the pink Guernsey with me to work on. I have completed the back which I have left at home. The front is coming along :

I haven’t brought enough yarn with me to complete the whole jumper but will get what I can done.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡