Monday, 26 December 2016

so that was Christmas..

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will have gathered that we don't do Christmas. This year we probably wouldn't have done it even if we usually did as the lurgie caught up with both of us.
Stereophonic coughing throughout the house, the usual big breakfast in place of the Christmas meal was scaled down and the bits that I bought in to pick at in the evening whilst watching a film remain untouched.

However, I did receive a small gift from Mum which she bought back from her recent trip to Dubrovnik.

we have now added this museum to our list of places to visit once we start traveling again.

I make a bit more progress on my knitting as we watched various programmes on catch up TV. We don't watch BBC I player as a license is needed and we now have a certificate to state that don't watch and therefore don't need the license however they may still call round an visit the property at anytime to check.
They have been saying they will visit since 1988 so I'm not holding my breath!! We are still thinking about this as there are some good programmes on BBC but unless someone raves about them we won't miss them. The good thing is that we still have access to the radio so I download plays etc. to listen to whilst spinning .

Remember the baskets of fleece... I've made some headway with the Jacob.

I'm thinking that I need to go on craft supplies diet..... ie no more purchases until I've used what I have. This would be difficult in the summer as I usually buy fleece from my friend but I may record how much I spend throughout the year and also see what I can sell.
This is more to do with the amount of 'stuff' I have than the amount of money spent !! I can't start until 2017 as I have a book and a fleece on the way at the moment, no idea where to put the fleece 😅

 I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

Sunday, 4 December 2016

more chit chat and a bit of knitting


I'm sorry that my blogging is a little sporadic at the moment but often I really don't have a lot to tell or show.

Today I ventured out of the house, too many weekends have been spent at home recently but I didn't stay out for long. I went into town to have a look at the Christmas market but it was very busy and pretty much the same store holders as last year, and the year before etc.

The sun was very low and in the wrong place for this photo but just right for these..

I quickly visited a couple of shops, walked through the arcade and headed back to safety of my workroom.

I did pop into the crafts in the city at Waterstones, some nice pieces of glass jewellery and pottery caught my eye but there were two stalls of hand knitting and the prices made me wonder whether to ever try and sell my hats or just to give them to nice people :-) plain handwarmers at £10 per pair, not even sure how much the hats were but also I don't know how much the stall cost or even the yarn and the time taken to knit them.

Food for thought..

On the subject of knitting, Kep no 4 finished and waiting blocking,

 ( and a bobbin of texel 3/4s full)

this is tonight's homework...a basket of Jacob to prep, I didn't intend buying this in the summer, it just jumped into the car with several others!!

And on the needles....not sure what the fleece is as I inherited from Pete when he had a bit of a clear-out a couple of years ago.