Sunday 7 February 2021

Knitting madness

 It's been a little while but I have been busy, perpetual motion at times.

The greenhouse is ready for this coming spring, always supposing that it does arrive.

The polytunnel is almost there, I do need new catches on it as one of the infernal storms got a toe hold and the original ones were damaged.

The garden is a bit windswept but nothing that a good afternoon pottering can't sort. The net tunnel has stood firm and done its job of protecting the onions, shallots and garlic.

Seed potatoes and a few other seeds have been ordered and are on their way. Pots and seed trays are clean, compost is stacked and all is ready. all I need now is the right weather at the right time. Hahahaha, that's why there is a tunnel and a greenhouse.

I have been knitting through the stash and I know that it is shrinking, it just isn't obvious.

Patricia Dursley's double eyelet socks by Erica Lueder. 

A made up pattern using scrap yarn.

Vanilla socks for my daughter.

Close to you shawl by Justyna Lorkowska

Reyna shawl, the designers name escapes me.

I am still struggling with this new version of blogger, more practise needed.
The font size has a will of its own and I am constantly changing it, sometimes I miss it.

There are many more projects finished and at least 15 works in progress, as you can see socks are popular, all of my family wear hand knit socks now so there are always a pair on the needles. right now there are 3 pairs, colour work for solitary knitting, patterned for when we are chatting and vanilla for tv time.

I will share some of the WIPs next time and more of what I have planned for the garden.

The news is dire, the outlook is up in the air and the prattling fools who keep demanding a timetable for "getting back to normal" irritate me to the 'nth degree.
I am still sewing masks for whoever needs them. at the moment I have some Rasta Flag coloured fabric in the peace symbol print for a neighbour on the sewing table. 

I am happy keeping to house and garden with a good walk with the dogs as the weather permits. I do not see it changing much this side of August, if then. Even having the vacine will not encourage me to go out and about as there are so many variants that may or may not be covered.

Stay safe wherever you are and be Idiot Aware at all times.

                    TTFN                                                        Pam


  1. Gosh!You have been busy.What a production line.

  2. I'm with you knitting and garden plus a bit of reading, it's all we can do, hide at home.

  3. It is a lovely feeling to be preparing for spring. I'm hoping things will seem better when the sun shines a bit more. I have decided I'm just going to keep plodding along, enjoying my home, until things seem a bit more normal. I'm just a bit worried I'm getting a bit too used to just being in my home. Really glad you are posting again. x

  4. Your work is lovely,as always, Pam. Like the commenter above I'm getting a bit too used to not going out but I can't face it either. And I agree that the stupid questions about releasing lockdown are so annoying. In truth nobody knows yet!! And the longer people flout the rules, the longer it will take! Enjoy your day Pam

  5. I'm tempted to say 'Is there light at the end of the (poly) tunnel'... But I wont :-) I too am still making the occasional mask but seeing as how I don't go out much I don't need any more and my friends all have them.


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