Yarn Along

20141022_163106I didn’t manage to finish the vest in time for last weekend. In the end there was so much to do, and something had to give. My new aim is this Saturday, for a family celebration.

If I finish the back tonight, the other front tomorrow, the button bands on Friday….? Oh, I’ll need buttons as well!
Let’s see.

No news in the reading department either. Instead I had a very nice hot chocolate with cream on top arranged next to my knitting, but then the camera battery died. By the time I thought to use my phone, the hot chocolate was gone.
Love hot chocolate weather.
(I needed a little chocolate boost because my husband hid the amazing German biscuits I promised not to eat all by myself. He knows I probably would have been unable to resist the temptation, so when I opened the cupboard I just found a paper saying “Are you looking for something?”)

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along today. What are you knitting and reading these days?

Oh, and don’t forget the gorgeous yarn giveaway on our Facebook page, ending tonight. One absolutely fabulous skein of hand dyed Devon Sun Yarns ‘Bloom’ is on offer!


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Fancy some yarn?


When I was celebrating the fourth anniversary of this blog and the shop, the lovely Daisy from Devon Sun Yarns offered me a skein of her hugely popular yarn for a giveaway.
It’s so wonderful and squishy, it’ll be hard to let go of!
The giveaway is open until Wednesday evening, and you simply need to leave a comment on the pinned post on the Stitch & Purl Facebook page.
Good luck, everyone!

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We had a second birthday to celebrate this weekend.
There were a few ideas for outings and special things to do, but in the end we kept it simple, and that was the best idea.
A big breakfast, a nap had cuddled together, like on this day two years ago. A scooter trip around the park to test out the new bell and light.
A slow weekend before a week that is so full already, I am trying to savour a quiet evening tonight.

Weekending with Karen.
How has yours been?


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Yarn Along


A last-minute birthday knit (it’s only going to be a size 2, but I am not sure if I am going to finish this by Saturday… the herringbone stitch is rather more time-consuming than I thought).
This is in addition to the other fifty (ok, three) knitting projects on the needles. The husband is complaining about knitting lying around again, so I am hiding them in various places. Good thing I have a spacious handbag!

My reading is sporadic. I lost the book I was reading the other day, and while looking under my bed, I found another one I’d started a while ago. I tried to get back into it, but to be honest, I didn’t really realise I’d lost that one too because it was a bit boring.
I used to read even the boring books because I couldn’t not finish one.
But now I think life’s a bit short for that.
So I started another one I had on the shelf, before finding the first one behind the sofa. (p.s. It’s not that it’s all such a big mess here, well sometimes it is, but mostly it’s because I have a toddler who loves to hide stuff!)

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along. What are you knitting and/or reading?


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P1040077… and here it is already Monday evening. Where are the days going?
The weekend was full. We were out a lot, doing, walking, meeting.
A little space on Sunday morning, the boys watching the car races, with a cup of tea and some knitting. And poppy seed cake.
And then we were out again.

It has gone cold here, autumn has well and truly arrived. It’s been grey and wet – and did I mention the cold?
Today I’ve been trying to catch up. Preparations, bills, emails, orders, forms. I managed a few ticks on that ol’ list, but somehow it’s not been a good day for completing things.
Oh well, there is always tomorrow, right?

Weekending with Karen.
How has yours been?


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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.


Happy weekend, all.

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More Gnome News



Just to keep you up to date what is happening in this week of fourth-birthday celebrations: As another special offer, all in-stock single gnomes, small and regular size, are now £10 each, plus £1 postage, regardless of how many gnomes you would like to give a new home.
There is only a handful left!
You can see them here, or in my Etsy shop if you are not on Facebook.
To purchase one or more gnomes at this special price, send me a fb message or email me at stitchandpurl(at)mail.com!

This offer is valid until the end of this week.

You can also still enter to win your very own custom made gnome, more info here.

Thank you, everyone!


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