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 πŸ˜‰

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™‘

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™‘

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 πŸ€”

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 πŸ˜‹

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ€”

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

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP SEPTEMBER!

At the end of October….

No knitting or other woolly pursuits to report on.

Maro the menace is the reason why. He can hear a pair of needles from miles away πŸ˜₯ No wool therapy for me!!!

He’s had all of his injections now so is allowed in the garden under supervision. Now our garden has been left to its own devices this summer, the bees have loved it. Maro enoys chasing bugs but has been known to get carried away. Currently I have had to rescue him from a tree and the shed roof πŸ˜‰ And this morning he gave his hind quarters a dip in the frog pool, the toad who lives there was not happy 🐸

I’m hoping to lock myself away with my needles for a day or two as I finally have some time off work. With any luck I will have something to show and tell soon😊

Have missed you all ❀

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP AUGUST

Feline fun and frolics….

August hasn’t been the most productive month due to the arrival of the little tyrant

I’m sure she hasn’t noticed I’ve purloined this!

My blanket WIPS are still works in progress because there is just too much work to protect and the needles drive him wild!

I have managed a few bags on my hook which doesn’t drive him to distraction and there is only a small amount of work to protect! But look what I found in his basket…

Casually taken from the shelf after knocking my pom pom makers on the floor!

So I am busily hiding things around the houseπŸ˜‰

On a brighter note Lucia the camper has finally had her brakes sorted. They were ordered from Germany and then got stuck in customs only to be the wrong ones. Finally sourced some from Italy 😎

So bring on September and let the good times roll!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

CAMPER CAPERS

Trying her out for size. ..

I know today is Thursday but it’s been a bit of a hectic week! Last Saturday N and I took Lucia to a field and checked her out for size.

The brakes are fixed, she’s had a full service and she has had some waterproofing underneath πŸ˜‰

I rather like her 1970s interior but N feels she needs new covers, he’s not a fan of brown πŸ˜”

The roof is being held up with some clips as the gas joints need replacing. But all very exciting. We are hoping to do a couple of festivals next year and I’ve got her lined up for some craft fairs πŸ˜„

The afternoon was also spent blackberry ing so came home very scratched and stained but apple and blackberry crumble for tea 😚

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘