Sunday 27 November 2016

Playing catch-up

Oh where oh where are the days going!
My kitchen calendar is still on September, i feel like I missed out on October and now we are almost saying goodbye to November.

My eldest sister and my son in-law celebrated their birthdays this month, both of them were victims of a hand-made gift as part of their present.

Gavin is partial to cookies, so I put this together for him

Filled with home made cookies

And my sister is very fond of a hot water bottle, so I knitted this cover as one of her gifts.

I'm happy to say that both were well received.

Today we visited Ludlow for the Christmas Medieval market, which is held in the castle grounds.
At £11 each entry fee it was a bit steep, but seeing as there are not many shops in Ludlow itself and we had travelled almost an hour to get there we grudgingly handed over the money.

To be honest, it was no different to the food festival we went to there a couple of years ago, more or less the same stalls selling the same things, but with double the entrance fee.

You can see how busy it was outside and inside the marquees (if that's the right spelling) it was even more so.

(Ludlow Castle is where Henry VIII first born, Arthur and his bride Katherine of Aragon went to live after they married, and where he died)

There were the usual displays, but i did like this owl

We did manage a walk through the town, which is very pretty with it's black and white buildings

Joanne took this photo, she said it looked like Diagon Alley

And she wanted take Gavin's photo, but he likes having his photo take about as much as I do so we both just pulled a stupid face.

I do have some stitching updates to share but it's way past my bedtime now so I will leave those for next time.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday 11 November 2016

That Chocolate's Gone Straight to Your Ribs, Hat,

Except this one is not brown it's grey.

I can't remember knitting a hat since Stevie was a baby.
This was nice and simple and fits quite well :-)

 You can find the free pattern here on Ravelry.

November means that we have plenty of these deposited every day, this was just on one of our lawns after clearing it the day before, it doesn't look much from the photo but was easily knee deep.

There are still many more to follow

It's going to be another busy month again, we have another 2 birthdays, a wedding and another stitching meet-up.  Actually the stitching meet-up is tomorrow, some of the members of the Needlecraft Haven forum are meeting in Nuneaton for a day of stitching, so another early start tomorrow for me, it's not all that far but it's still two trains.

I was going to take something new to start and then I had second thoughts, I will never get anything finished if I keep starting new things will I?   So I'm being a good girl and  I'm taking two projects that are oh so close to a finish, Elizabeth, who has not seen the light of day for a while now and this one which I started at the Nimble Thimble meet-up.

Excuse the terrible photo

Who knows, this might be a finish by tomorrow :-)

I'm off to get my bag ready then put my feet up for an hour.

Until next time