SELF-HELP #25

From one crisis to another πŸ€”

So the river is going down and there is just the mess to clear up. Although it is raining again today β˜”β˜”β˜”

Boris visited Bewdley the other day, that is twice in 12 months, he’s almost a resident!!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-51791346

And now the news is full of COVID-19 πŸ˜‡

The supermarket shelves are not as full as they usually are and the poor staff are rushed off their feet trying to keep the shelves full. We are not going to panic buy. In the event of self-isolation we will be rooting round at the back of the cupboards and in the depths of the freezer. Perhaps some of those tins that have been there forever will finally get eaten. So we may have some dodgy meals but we won’t starve…

On a brighter note I have started my walking regime again. It feels so good to get some fresh air and see the Spring flowers 🌷🌷🌷 and the early blossoms 🌞

Spring has sprung. The garden is a mess. We may run out of food but I have plenty of yarn in the stash to see me through any possible isolation.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #23

Finally finished Friday…

My partner becomes a grandpa at the beginning of April. His daughter is expecting a little girl – I went to the Baby Shower last week. I have been working on a little cardi for her which I have finally finished this morning 😊

Taken a while as lots of ends to sew in!!!
And from the back.

So this month I will be using up some of my baby yarn stash so as to have some bits and pieces to offer on the big day β˜†β˜†β˜†

Maybe something in just one colour next so as I don’t have all of those ends to sew in…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

FEBRUARY ROUND-UP

Woolly bits and pieces AND rain β˜”

Happy Leap Day everyone.

I went to a Baby Shower today and I have eaten far too much cake 🐷

My woolly gift β™‘

So quite a productive month:

Cowl, pom pom hat, 2 sets of mittens and a ball of red yarn after frogging THE hat!
Baby blanket, booties and mittens.

And there was also the baby Guernsey but that is with baby O now β™‘β™‘β™‘

WIPs:-

The wavy jumper;

A scarf;

A baby cardi.

And a big clear up after the floods.

Hoping for a drier March but Storm Jorge is blowing a gale outside so don’t think next week is going to be much of an improvement!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #24

The power of nature 🌨🌨🌨

The river is very high

The fence is nearly completely submerged!

I dragged this out yesterday afternoon, not because I am particularly fond of it or the old wood inside it but if it floats away over the fence it will be a piece of single-use plastic further down the river!

The river breached the flood defences the other night and neighbours round the corner have been evacuated!

I am cheering myself up by packing my gift for the baby shower on Saturday β™‘β™‘β™‘

Apparently there could be another 10 days of this β˜”β˜”β˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #22

A knitting disaster!

A few posts ago I shared a pair of red ridged mittens which I was quite pleased with 😊

I decided to make the hat to match and here it is:-

The rolls on my neck match the ridges on the hat……

It seems rather large but the pattern says that it should fit an average adult head, and I thought my head was bigger than average!

It looks like something one of the seven dwarves might wear!!!

I have tried wearing it in a slouchy way but it keeps falling down. I am not happy with it so time for a bit of frogging 🐸🐸🐸

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #21

WIP winning πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

My week off started today. My plan was to make a start clearing up the mess in the garden but it has rained all morning and I am a fair weather gardener!!! However, I am glad I didn’t make a start as the river is rising again and guess what it is in the garden again 😣 really is getting rather boring…

So to keep myself amused I dug out a baby blanket that I keep listing on my WIP list but do nothing about. I think it last appeared on my blog in the autumn. Anyway celebration time 🍻🍻🍻 I have just finished it 🎈🎈🎈

Rhubarb and custard baby blanket β™‘

Feeling quite pleased that it is done but I am already thinking about colour combos for another one…

If the weather continues like this I will have no WIPs left or maybe that is just a bit of wishful thinking on my part πŸ€”

Trying to keep dry β˜”β˜”β˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #23

And now the clear up 🚿🚿🚿

The river is going down but the flood defences have been kept up as more water is expected from Wales πŸŒͺπŸŒͺπŸŒͺ

The swans are no longer racing down the river at 100mph…

I will start the clear up in the garden on Monday – the perfect way to spend my annual leave πŸ€”

But there are signs of Spring 😊

Doubt the bulbs I planted on the other side of the fence have done so well???

I will console myself with a bit of knitting.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘