Hello Lucie! I agree with Brigid – Clever Old Stick! It’s a nice blue. I can’t knit, I feel I should try because I can always remember my Gran knitting by her fire, my mum and both Aunties also knit and my mother in law. And I have benefitted! I tried once… lets just say it was very “lacey” even though it was supposed to be stocking stitch! I do hate, though, to think that I may not continue the tradition in my family of women. And I do love the sound of the hypnotic, sound of softly clicking needles. Have you managed to teach Sarah? I’m getting a cold and have a constantly drippy nose which is annoying but I feel alright. Wasnt it a lovely weekend, weather wise, hope your enjoying your pansies. Ive done some weeding and have just been feeling the terrible itch of a new sewing project wanting to creep out! I do have a finish to report, just three buttons to add to a little prim basket of three posies. And now I am in my cabin, rusty red curtains drawn against the dark night approaching and I am surrounded by fabric chaos! I have spent ages on the dreaded time sucking pinterest but in the end not feeling imaginative I(I wonder, you know whether pinterest actually saps my own ideas and creativity) but I’m needful of autumnal colours and a pumpkin! So I am stitching a version of an applique hanging with a house, pumpkins, moon, stars and a juicy pumpkin, just drawing and cutting right now but am looking to whisking some bits up into the house to stitch some down. I feel like needle turn and embroidery too. I love a new project. Wonder how you’re doing with Sarah back at Uni, hope you are alright and have some nice things to look forward to this week. I’m doing alright without my Max, mainly because he has slotted into a new routine without argument. The whole time he was in 6th form he was unhappy and hated every day. Had no friends to speak of and I was worried. But the year out that he took was so, so the best thing for him in every way and I am flabbergasted at how he has approached uni and socialising with a new found confidence I’d never seen before. I hope it continues and hope too that your Sarah settles back into her Uni life well. Hopefully this comment stays and finds you. Have a nice evening and looking forward to seeing anything you decide to work on next week 🙂 lots of best wishes x Lou
Hi Lou, while you have drawn your rusty red curtains I have closed my blinds shutting out the madding crowd. This evening I chose to work on my Lucy Boston hexies and simply enjoyed the whole processed. It seems I gave mellowed in my old age and learned to take my time with each step of a technique and do the best job I can.
It’s funny you should mentions pumpkins and Autumn themed subjects for a new project as I am itching to work in tweets and such which would really lend itself to an autumn themed project.
Sarah has settled nicely back into Uni. I’m so lucky that she can come home on weekends regularly. I’m blessed to ve able to enjoy her company so often. She’s been my rock thru the difficult times. Her strength surprises me. I’d like to think that i’ve had an influence with giving her strength.
When it comes to knitting, I must admit that I truly enjoying knitting especially this time of year. I tend to stick to simple patterns or design my own projects. If you don’t excel at knitting, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I’m quite sure that your cooking and gardening and such more than make up for it. I’m not a great cook, I don’t make chutney or jam but that doesn’t matter because i’m sure I make up for it in other ways.
I love receiving your comments because you give me lots to think about. So keep the comments coming when you can. I hope your cold symptoms disappear soon. Sometimes I think it’s the changing seasons that makes our bodies feel like we’re getting a cold. Let’s hope it passes soon. Thanks so much for popping in this evening x