Home and dry….

We had a great weekend at Southwell Folk Festival – despite the cold, wet weather! I didn’t expect to still be wearing my thermals in June but I was very grateful for them yesterday. Still, it didn’t dampen our spirits and the organisers and festival stewards worked extremely hard to keep everything going. Particular praise is due

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Our First Wonderwool…..

Sue and I have just spent a great weekend at Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. We were so busy on Saturday that I didn’t get the chance to take any photos so this shows the stand just before opening on Sunday – by then we’d already sold out of a few things

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Reading and knitting

This month’s Book Group choice is The Shipping News, by E Annie Proulx. Following bereavement, Quoyle, with his daughters and his Aunt Agnis, heads to Newfoundland to start over. He gets a job reporting the shipping news for the local newspaper, The Gammy Bird, which seems to specialise in stories of sexual abuse and car

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Why I knit socks

The knitters that I know tend to fall into two discrete camps –  those, like me who are addicted to knitting socks and can’t resist new sock yarn (even though they’ve got a large stash at home) and those who aren’t. This latter group say things like ‘oh, I couldn’t be bothered to knit socks

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Welcome to the World

The latest Knit ‘n’ Caboodle knitting kit is inspired by one of my favourite novels: “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg. The novel features Dena Nordstrom, a popular newscaster in 1970s America, who falls ill and returns to her home town of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, to be looked after by Aunt Elmer. Wonderful

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The yoke’s on me…..

Sorry for the dreadful pun in the title but, having finally reached the start of the yoke on the’Killing’ sweater, I just couldn’t resist. This has been my first large project for a while as knitting socks and mittens has taken over my life in recent months. I have to say that I’m relishing the challenge

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Killing in progress

Progress on the ‘Killing’ sweater was slower than expected yesterday due to the last minute confirmation that the book group would be meeting at my house (we’d held off making a decision until we were sure that it wouldn’t snow). Whoever hosts gets to choose the next book so I had some speedy research to do.

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Tempted by the sunshine

I was driving back from posting orders this afternoon (it’s a six mile round trip as the post office in the village is only open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) – and I was struck by the beauty of the countryside in the last afternoon sunshine. So, as soon as I’d parked I went out again

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