FEELING THE HEAT😎

at Far Forest Show…

Many months ago I booked a stall at my local countryside show. Little did I realise how hot this weekend would be.

My display needs a little work!

30+ degrees and I’m trying to sell woolly hats, no wonder trade is slowπŸ˜‰ . I have had a great day despite the heat. Lots of nice feedback and met some lovely people. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully a few more customers.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING IN 2022 #3

what’s on my needles…

Back in March I had Covid and, confined to barracks, I started a cable knit in a very dark navy. Sadly I have no progress to share on this because I have given up😏 the colour was just so tough on my eyes.

However, I am working on a summer cotton knit.

It’s a combo of stocking stitch and moss stitch and I am using a cotton aran by Paintbox yarns on 4.5 needles.

What’s on your needles?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

DEFYING GRAVITY!

extreme cat…

Our little cat is a year old next week. He has calmed down with regard to my knitting needles and yarn but does like to help out in the garden.

Here he is on part of his favourite game

He likes to run up the balcony post, across the balcony through the lounge, down the stairs, through the kitchen and back out through the cat flap. And then do it all over again… Quite a work out for a little cat! Sadly the balcony doors are sometimes closed whereby he sits and nags until someone opens them 🐱

And extreme close up

I think he’s stalking a pesky critter πŸœπŸžπŸ•·

Anyway back to the knitting.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

MY BLOGIVERSARY HAS GONE BYπŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‚

but…

The hottest day of the year so far and I have been in the garden, early but still rather foolish😎

My credit card statement tells me I have paid for another year with WordPress so I really ought to start using it. I have been very lazy over the last few months when it comes to my little blog. I have reduced my responsibilities at work which is helping my general well-being, trying to get in as much yoga as I can and have made loads of string market bags! I find them very therapeutic but need to find something to do with them all πŸ€”

As I’ve said very hot today but a couple of weeks ago I took my market make to Jubilee Gardens and sat by the pool listening to the soft ripples and buzzing bugs and did some hooking 🐝 🐝 🐝

Peaceful Pool
Another string thing in progress using Lily n’ sugar yarn and a size 5 hook

So off for a cool shower to wash away dirt and stickiness, will probably be out again when the sun has gone down 🌞

Thank you for still taking an interest in me😊

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

And April showers β˜”

April has arrived but it is bitterly cold and we had snow yesterday, perhaps that is the April Fools Day prank – January weather! I have managed to avoid the pranksters so far this year!

Years ago I worked in France where le poisson d’avril was celebrated and much fun was had by children sticking paper fish on each others backs 🐑🐠🐑

How do you celebrate the 1st of April?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING IN 2022 #2

A nocturnal stash-buster. ..

As advised yesterday the pullover that I am currently working on is a very dark blue which is terribly hard goingΒ  on my eyes. So last night I made this little chap:

from a pattern by Aine Marriott. I might be making him some friends to use up some more oddments 🐲

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING IN 2022

Back to the stash…

My posts have been few and far between over the last few months and now I have Covid!!! I have been positive for the last 8 days and I’m really fed up. At least the weather is nice so I have spent a lot of time sat in the garden looking at all the jobs that need doing but really not having the energy to do them😣

I have delved into the stash and found some Oxford blue aran that I bought from Aldi a few years ago and on my pattern shelf I found a pattern that I bought for the princely sum of a penny when Littlewoods was closing down (and that really was years ago) so I am combining the two to keep myself occupied.

I can’t think why I bought Oxford blue because it’s so dark it’s nearly black and hence very tough on the old eyes!!! Just as well the weather is good as I’ve been knitting in the garden in natural light, much kinder to the eyes.

What has everyone else got languishing in their stash I wonder?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP 2022 NO.1

Fingers crossed that this is the first of many ..

As I have already said friends and family gifted me some very mindful gifts for Christmas πŸŽ„

And as I have already said I received a sampler from Aldi

So so far I have done : quite a few French knots; satin stitch; stem stitch; back stitch and blanket stitch.

This takes me back forty years and I have to say I am enjoying the memories of working on printed linen.

Mindfully yours and woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘