Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Loom Knitting

Just a couple of pictures, as requested, of the loom knitting.  First Sandra, who is knitting a hat: 

For a hat you would continue knitting in the round, but Linda made a scarf by going back and forth.

This is the hat I made, being modelled by Freya, who joined us at Pitch and Stitch today:

She knitted the little boy she is holding herself.  She's so good at knitting!

And, after all the moans and groans about when I am turning to the winter menu for lunch (ie, soup),  I'm finally giving in.  Tomorrow we are having tomato soup, from practically the last tomatoes in the greenhouse!

That's poor old Bo (Mr Bojangles) in the background.  He can't see anymore (he's nearly 15) but when I took Mattie out for a walk yesterday, he insisted on coming with me...slowest walk I've ever had,  and I had to talk constantly so he'd know where to go!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Season of mists...

Beautiful morning!  Looked out and saw a whispy mist hanging over the valley:

Had the loom knitting workshop yesterday, with Amanda Bond teaching.  What a morning!  Two ladies signed up just the day before, so although I had bought enough sets for those I was expecting, I was two short.  That'll be fine, I thought, they can share.  Well, of course they couldn't - they all wanted to work on the same size looms.  So, over to Hungerford I dashed, and managed to fine one kit in Crown Needlework, but although I checked in the Hungerford Haberdashery I couldn't get another.  Brought the kit back, so that was one sorted, and then remembered that Sandra in the village is crazy about loom knitting so dashed into East Garston and she very kindly lent us a hook and hoop!

It was a good day though - and I think loom knitting is great for people who can't get on with needles, but less inspiring for people who have knitted for years and are used to needles.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Had a brilliant workshop on Wednesday with Clare Kingslake - making lovely satchels.  Last time we ran it there wasn't space for me, but this time I was determined to take part.
It's Victoria's birthday today and I wanted to make it for her.
So.......all you doubting Thomas's at the workshop...............here it is!

Not perfect - but not bad either,  And she likes it so that's okay.