Yarn Along


I am reading The Retribution and working on too many knitting projects at once.
I technically finished the Game of Thrones knit-along, but I have lots of yarn left so I’ll keep knitting and see what happens. A row here, a row there, and always a pair of socks on the needles in my bag (perfect playground knitting).

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P1060270I hope you all had a lovely long Whitsun weekend..

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Yarn Along


I finally made a start on the Game of Thrones knit-along, only to have to completely start over after finishing the first two pattern clues (that’s what late night knitting does to you!).
Thankfully, it’s an easy pattern, suitable for beginners also, so I am now all caught up and ready for the last clue this weekend.
The pattern is a mystery, but since the first knit-along two years ago was a cowl, I am expecting something different.. and there is quite a bit of yarn left, too!

I borrowed a crime novel, Fever Of The Bone, from the library, and have another one waiting. Just linking up to Amazon now, I discovered there are several ones featuring profiler Tony Hill, so I might just have to get onto my library catalogue and see if I can order the other ones. (I like reading my books in order.)
That’d be my reading sorted for the next few weeks.

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Yarn Along

P1060139I finished this divergent series knit-along almost two weeks ago, and a second one was finished, pressed and gifted last weekend.
I really enjoyed this knit, what a great way to use up leftover sock yarn. The finished cowl-shawl is so cosy and generously sized without the knitting up of it getting too boring (stripes always help!), and there are so many different ways to wear it.

This brings the count of used up stash yarn this year up to 4,407 metres. (And I won’t tell you that I’ve just ordered a big pile of new yarn to fill the gap in my basket.)
Last year, I thought I might like to knit a shawl a month. I think I made it to seven overall. This year, I have number seven almost ready to cast off. Like my mum said the other day, my Christmas presents might just be finished by June!


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We had a busy weekend, with an old friend staying over, two birthday celebrations to attend and lots of talking and catching up.
Trying to get Monday off to a good start, there were bills to pay, phone calls to make, parcels to pack – all the while singing Wheels on the Bus (ok, maybe not while talking on the phone).
We made a good dent in the to do list, so it is time for a bit of fresh air now to stretch our legs and let the wind blow us about a little.
Wishing you all a good start to your week.

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Hello, May

P1060151We welcomed May with long walks, and indoor picnics when the rain came.
There was crumble with rhubarb, apple and pear, and a new project cast on (because I finished one, which I’ll show you this week – never mind the other half dozen or so still on the needles!).

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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.



Hello, May!
A bright and happy weekend, all.

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