LKKNITALONG – A BIT MORE PROGRESS

A nautical knot …

Just watching the estuary drain, ready to fill up again tonight.

I have brought my KAL with me to try to catch up. I am woefully behind and the next part is out on Thursday πŸ˜‰

This square is called the toggle knot and I have enjoyed making it, always love a bit of cabling ☺

Filling my free time up productively.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

HOLIDAY SNAPS

Somewhere in Wales…

We have come into Wales for a few days break. I had been counting the days since the end of July, not sure if restrictions would be tightened again but here we are. The cottage overlooks an estuary which fills up with water twice a day.

I haven’t been locked up but these are the views from the balcony where I have found a cosy spot to sit and do my knitting. Breathtaking 😎

So back to the powder pink Guernsey that I am working on.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #35

Mindfulness in motion

July was a fallow month on the knitting front and I had lots of niggles running through my head. Putting the two together I believe if I had been doing more knitting I may have had less niggles???

I have made a concerted effort this month to do some knitting.

I am making a jumper. I have made this before (see my first post “a fresh start“) but it is quite a straight forward pattern, nothing too complicated πŸ˜‰ And at the end I will have a jumper for work in the winter πŸ˜„

Focusing on the rhythm of knit a row purl a row and then the routines of the cables is very soothing and I am noticing the difference at night, I am not going over those niggly little problems when I should be sleeping 😰

However on the down side it is so damn hot at the moment! I am keeping above knitting wrapped up in an old towel (one from the rag bag, destined to be cut up for dusters) and I have to keep wiping the sweat off my hands on it. Knitting really isn’t a summer occupation!

I have also spent time sat by my leggy lavender whose scent is very soothing. I always associated lavender with old ladies. I have this rather neglected plant in the garden to attract bees but I am really appreciating it this year – will treat to some tlc at the end of the season πŸ€”

Anyway back to knit a row, wipe sweat off hands, purl a row…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

JULY ROUND-UP

A bit if finishing off…

I was a bit of a procrastinator last month. In fact I did very little yarn work but my stash only grew by a small pack of coloured yarn that was a free gift. Therefore I can say temptation did not get the better of me – I really must be off my game 😁

No new projects started in July but I did finish the honeycomb rim beanie and the blue baby cardi. Both of which I had been dabbling with for months so yay πŸ˜†

I have also been continuing with the Let’s Knit KAL although I do have a bit of catching up to do with thisπŸ™„

Work is keeping me busy but here is hoping that August will be more productive. I really need to empty my mind of the stress of work and daily survival and fill my mind with woolly thoughts – my goal for the month.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #35

It has taken some time ….

I have been working on a baby cardi for weeks. Progress has been slow because I have gone through a period of procrastination and work has been busy. It hasn’t helped that I made the same cardi immediately before this one either πŸ€”

But I sewed on the last button last night πŸ™†

And here it is with its mate which I have shown in an earlier post. The eagle-eyed out there may have noticed an extra button on the pink one? I seem to have done a better job of spacing the buttonholes on the blue one – so there’s progress πŸ˜†

Anyway now that that is finished I am on the look out for a new project and hopefully I will get on and use up some of the stash…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

LKKNITALONG PROGRESS

Progress may be a strong word?

So part 3 of the Let’s Knit nautical blanket became available at the beginning of July and part 4 is out on Thursday. I have nearly completed the blocks from the first and second release…

I am still behind and in need of a spurge of energy or something to catch up πŸ€”

I am quite pleased with my blocks so far although my colour block still curls a bit at the edges πŸ˜‰

I could say it was breezy when I took the photo 🌬 but I would be lying. My colourwork is always a bit tight πŸ˜‹

Hoping that you are all having a restful Sunday.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #34

Well this isn’t going to use up the stash…..

I have been something of a lazy moo, neglecting my blog and all things woolly. No dent in the stash I am afraidπŸ˜₯ however, it has only grown by this much ‡

It was a free gift so not sure if that should really count πŸ€”

I have completed the honeycomb rim beanie

It makes for a very warm head so possibly only suitable for those really icy winter days β›„

Not much to show for the weeks that I have been AWOL! And what have I been doing? Well work has taken up a large chunk of my time and I have to admit to being hooked on Celebrity Masterchef – I will not be showing off my culinary disasters here you will be relieved to hear 😊

Hoping you all have a lovely weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

JUNE ROUND-UP 😷

Better late than never….

This is a rather tardy June round-up and will be rather short as I didn’t get up to much last month.

Work sort of took over last month and the sheer quantity got a bit overwhelming. The care and all the extra cleaning are ok but the constant bombardment of paperwork was a bit much. Hopefully things will be better this month.

Not much on the knitting front!!!

– a baby cardi

– LKKNITALONG (ongoing)

– Wally the Whale 🐳

I have been dabbling with patchwork as well.

Here’s to a more creative July.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

DUCKING AND DIVING!!!

Taking a break from the needles…

On Tuesday night my neighbour and I helped to feed the local river bird population. And my are they a greedy lotπŸ˜…

The scramble for the seed

The man who normally does it was unable to do any lifting and as they eat a big sack of seed that was a problem πŸ€” No one wants to see hungry ducks!!! So we trollied the sack to the river and got on with feeding them.

Not a grain left

A great way to spend a summer evening. Not sure as I would fancy it in the winter though!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘