I’m not quite sure where the notion of saving things ‘for best’ comes from, and my research has proved fruitless (maybe I just used the wrong search terms?) but it seems to be a thing that is inbuilt into our culture. Last week, when I was clearing out a cupboard and gathering items together for…… Continue reading Saving things ‘for best’
This week has been a funny one with plans made and then changed and lots of family time too. I decided I needed a new project so I had to wind a skein of hand dyed yarn to start that. I’ve continued with the Coastal Crochet CAL, although my progress has been slow because I…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-22nd August
The summer holidays are in full swing, and we made the most of it by camping with friends so that we could all have a god catch up. After pitching the tent, we set off on the reasonably short drive to the beach. When we arrived, I joked about how close we had parked to…… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for (and a new approach to knitting!)
This post was nearly called ‘bloody beetroot’ as I was almost literally knee deep in the stuff. Obviously there are worse problems to have, but I was a little taken aback when Mr C and his dad went to the allotment and returned with this. I emptied it all out onto the kitchen floor to…… Continue reading A Beetroot Bounty
Things here have been a little crazy with the summer holidays, but the long car journeys for days out have proved very useful for sock knitting. I’ve finally finished my Winwick Mum easy lace socks! The yarn I used was from the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection, and I chose the colour as my intention…… Continue reading FO Friday-10th August
It’s finally the school holidays! I’m not sure whether that actually means more craft time or not, but at least I can relax a bit with the kids and maybe do some craft with them. I’ve kept fairly up to date with the Coastal Crochet CAL, with only a couple of rows left to do…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-25th July
After such a slow start, we are harvesting produce from our allotment at the same time as we have done in previous years! This is in spite of being a month behind when planting, so the very hot and dry spell we are having must have done the trick. Our courgettes, pumpkins and squashes are…… Continue reading Harvest has started!