Wednesday, April 29, 2015


‎In an unexpected turn of events a wonderful friend offered me a spare ticket to see Placebo at the Cliffs Pavilion. They were AWESOME!! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


This is the newest addition to my little rose collection, Rhapsody in Blue, also known as Frantasia. I first saw it last year when we were staying at a campsite called Bridge Villa where it stood majestically outside the toilet block, a mass of proper purple flowers that smelled heavenly. Whenever i visit a garden centre i look for it and yesterday i got lucky at Coolings. I don't think it will be very happy in this tub for long but it should be okay as a temporary measure :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Crafty Retreat

‎I am friends with some very lovely ladies online, we are spread out all over the country so meeting up can be tricky! However, we arranged a crafty retreat weekend in Kettlewell which took place last weekend where 12 of us enjoyed a weekend of mostly laughter and chat and walks and wonderful dinners plus some knitting and crochet and spinning and sewing. 
I can't wait to do it again. To spend time with so many strong women is just an inspiration :)

The view wasn't bad either. I took this in the churchyard. It struck me as quite beautiful how the gravestones were pieces of local stone.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Moogly CAL Block #1

It was a little tricky but I persevered!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i fought the beetroot

and i WON! :oD

It's not really beetroot, that doesn't work as a dye apprantly but that's the colour it has come out and i LOVE it! :oD
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spend a quid - win a shawl! Potentially!

I, like a lot of people have been very shocked by the recent earthquakes and the tsunami in New Zealand and Japan and it got me thinking about what i can do to help. the answer is: not a lot really.
I can offer no practical help but i can try and raise some money so when i saw the Japanese Garden Shawl (rav link) designed by Wendy Johnson (who is donating all profits from the pattern sales to the American Red Cross) i knew exactly what to do!

I checked through the stash but found nothing with a suitable yardage so i popped over to Stash Fine Yarns and picked up some Aracaunia Ranco in this gorgeous pinkypurple - it's not a luxury yarn but it is lovely and soft.

It arrived on Saturday but what with my busy weekend i didn't get to play with it until yesterday! I wound one skein up and spent the day knitting a small sample. This is what you get if you knit just Chart A as it is with no extra repeats. I'm happy with the colours, my needle size, knitting from the chart and everything so i'm casting on the shawl proper today!

So how is this helping?
My plan is to take donations of £1 per entry to a prize draw with the 1st prize being the finished shawl. I have had offers of donations for other prizes as well but i will post about them when the details are finalised :o)
(I still have details about how to take the donations to iron out as well but as i haven't started the shawl yet i figure i have a little time before i need to worry about that too much!!
I am hoping that the money i raise will be split equally between the British Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres if i can just work out how to do it ;o)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Japanese Garden

I've just bought the Japanese Garden Shawl from WendyKnits and i will have some very exciting news to share with you next week. Keep 'em peeled! ;o)