Saturday, February 24

Spinning Saturday

I spent my Saturday afternoon spinning up the gorgeous merino/silk fibre Spinning Fishwife sent me a while back to cheer me up. So I thought I would share the results with you. It was a delight to spin with, so soft! I must say I'm still not particularly skilled in the art of keeping my spun yarn at the same level of thickness throughout. However im still rather pleased with the end result and looking forward to knitting it up into something!

The girls had a rather lazier afternoon making a nest out of my many throws on the sofa.. It brings a smile to my face to see them getting along so well though.

Friday, February 23

Knitting weekend by the coast

Well I battled with my digital camera and PC in an effort for them to acknowledge the others existence to no avail.. So I asked Izzy to have a word with them.. I mean seriously, would you argue with that face?

So I can finally present you with a few pics of the beautiful English coast in all it's glory, enjoy!

The beautiful coast of Beadnell

Frobisher enjoyed an attempt at sand castle building with a little bit of help from Glenda

Everyone enjoying the fresh air

Apparently this is what pregnancy does to women.. makes them insane enough to go for a paddle in the North sea!

Of course the majority of our spare time was used endulging in our favourite past time

I ate far too much of some fantastic food, blew some cobwebs away in the freshest of air, enjoyed fabulous company and had a thoroughly good knit and natter. Just what the doctor ordered!

Thursday, February 22


Well that will teach me to fiddle.. I upgraded to the new version of blogger and picked out a new template but neglected to save the old one so Ive lost all my sidebar links.. I cant figure out which bit of the html I paste the blogrolling java script into so im going to have to do it the old fashioned way :(

EDIT: Sorted the blogrolling list woohoo! Now all I have to do is track down all my webrings and buttons..

I know I know.. Im a bad blogger

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted!
Things are getting much more on track for me these days and im definately feeling more positive so I guess ive been getting out and about alot more which is why there has been a distinct lack of blogging!
I was hoping to show off some lovely photos of my recent trip to Beadnell with fellow knitters but I tried connecting my camera to my pc and it simply doesnt want to play. Darling bf has been fiddling with it while I went away (scowl). So if you are interested to see my knitting weekend antics you can hop over to Purlpower and see some pics there. Until I can persuade my pc that the digital camera I connected to it does in fact exist!

So in a life update, ive signed up for an ICS home learning course in small animal care. Ive been enjoying my time volunteering at the shelter so much that ive decided to try and improve my knowledge. This is the first time ive signed up for a home learning course so i'd love to hear from anyone out there that has done one before, good and bad!

And in knittting news... im knitting this!

Limited progress so far, the back is done and im almost finished with one of the fronts. Reminding myself of how lovely it will look when it is finished is the only thing that stops the constant 2x2 rib from driving me crazy. I'll be sure to show you my actual progress along with a few FO's when the camera problem is sorted!