Eau de vie ..

Water of life .

This is currently the water of my life!!! Don’t think there will be many walkers on the other side of the fence today! But yeah it has been worse!

Can’t complain it has been up to the top of the fence but it still makes a mess!

The cat is distraught, he really does not like our new water feature 😢

But Spring is around the corner 🌷🌱🌷

Back to the knitting me thinks 🤔

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE???

It’s been a while….

My last post was in October when I had dug out a few WIPs to finish off. I’m sorry to say my little blog fell by the wayside but I had a lovely email from Pam enquiring after my wellbeing, this community is so kind.

I have cut down on my screen time over the last month or two, for 2 reasons. Firstly I find screens are quite tough on my poor old eyes and secondly there is so much bad or unkind stuff out there😢

The knitting has carried on although I haven’t done a big project for a while. I did a couple of Christmas stalls and sold a few hats and mittens, I always get a buzz when people buy something that I have made❤️

It’s very wet over here in Blighty at the moment, the river is rising and Bewdley has its flood defences up in an attempt to prevent flooding. So expect some pictures of flood water soon🐟🐟🐟

Thank you for bearing with me.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

WIP WIP AWAY…

Having a tidy up 🕸🕸🕸

For the last few weeks I have been rummaging in corners and making piles for recycling, charity and to keep. I’m sure the lady at the local hospice donation centre thinks oh no not her again! It’s difficult to judge, after all one man’s rubbish can be another man’s treasure 🤔

I have also dug up a whole host of unfinished projects🤪 Me being me the knitting part is complete but no attempt has been made to start finishing and sewing up😥

I have sewn the following up, all found in a Christmas bag 😇

A hat, a cowl, mittens and Christmas novelties!!!

Quite a sense of achievement but sadly I think I will find more…

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

CAMPER CAPERS…

On the road to recovery!

We were all set to spend the weekend at Stone Valley festival. Our camper was all loaded up. I had wine and knitting to last the weekend and we set off.

We got half an hour up the road and broke down on a busy roundabout.

Our first rescuer moved us to a safe place. And then after some time it was taken to the garage where she sadly waits.

I am using the unexpected time at home to have a sort through my crafting clutter, I’d forgotten I had half of it 😉

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

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 ♡♡♡

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 🐜🐞🕷

Anyway back to the knitting.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

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 going  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 ♡♡♡

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 ♡♡♡

BLANKET BULLETIN 2022

A long time coming…

Finally finished the baby blanket started last summer. The recipient will be too big for it but perhaps he has a teddy who will like it 🤔

I used a King Cole bamboo with cotton yarn which is lovely to work with and drapes really nicely.

As I have already said I have had a break from the needles due to failing mojo but perking up now and it does feel good to get a WIP off my needles. Hopefully more completed WIPs to follow 😋

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡

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 😉

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 🤔

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

Woolly wishes,

Jane ♡♡♡