Friday, 18 December 2009

The First Snow

The first of the snow arrived yesterday afternoon, just a light covering which froze overnight. Despite lovely sunshine this morning, it's still here. Snow doesn't stay long here. The town is built on a marsh so in general we're not too high off the water table, so we do damp.

I've not taken any pix. I'm on slow motion at the moment. However my needles have been whirring and am half way through the last cloth that is going to be gifted. I really can't see presents being posted and delivered in time for Chrimbo. Can't be helped. Must get my chrimbo stocking done next, less than a week to go! YIKES! I do think the festive season will be a blur for me. Come January I shall be wondering what happened!

Also come the new year, I shall have to get a new car. Mine is getting soooo poorly and I need to spend loads on it. As the Nice Man At The Garage says that if I don't get a new car soon, I shall be working only to pay my garage bill. Sober thoughts. As long as she can keep going until I get a replacement, but shhhhh! don't tell her yet!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Round Up!

Okay, so I've been away a while! I shall make concerted efforts to keep updated!

As a round up -

The Chooks are doing fine - Radar and Sunday have started laying again, much to my delight!

I've renewed my membership of the Needle Club at Books,Yarn,More. Take a look their Needles are so unique and beautiful, also includes updates of the antics of the local deer!

I'm still knitting (no surprise there!) I did recently fall in to the Very Naughty Trap of Casting On and Not Casting Off Before I Start Casting On The Next Project...... Needless to say, I've done very little in the way of finished projects. hhhhmmmmph! But what I have finished, I forgot to take pictures of. Sounds like a lot, but at the moment all I can remember is a hat I did for a Swap - 'Urchin' using Rowan Chunky something or another, I shall have to reference that better for you, my head is, as HobbitKeeper said a day or two ago, is like Swiss Cheese. I can't argue with that!

I'm also part way knitting a present for someone, so I can't tell you any more about that, in case it spoils the surprise!

I've also done a Christmas Stocking for HobbitKeeper, which is hanging on the mantlepiece in the back room. It's all in black, surprisingly. I'm a bout a quater way through doing one for me in two tones of purple and will have a fluffy bit on top. Christmas is ooooo about a week away, so need to seriously get them needles whirring otherwise I have been threatened by HK that he will take his stocking down if mine is not ready.......

I have put a list of my WIP's on the right hand side.... This is the total list of what I can remember.... I've not gone into the deeper recesses of my knitting room , which by the way is in an awful state at the moment, shameful! Hopefully it will kick start me in to casting off with the same enthusiasm that I cast on with......

Big Wave to Ann-in-America, who is actually in Cumbria at the moment!