Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Country lives and dreams
Reading and knitting time again. I haven't been here for a couple of weeks, as i have not had anything new to show - I think you would all get pretty bored with a stripe by stripe account of my ripple, so i will give a little update on that soon.
There has been an icy north wind hereabouts over the last few days -real finger numbing stuff. James has been asking me to knit him something pink for ages, so the time seemed right for a pair of pink handwarmers. The yarn is from the stash I inherited from my mother - an aran, or worsted weight from the Falkland Islands. Most of the stash is cream, traditional aran sweater yarn, but there are two balls of bright cerise pink - just the job. I am making up the pattern based on various mitten instructions I have- the first time I have ever done this, so, if it works out I will share it here and on Raverly. Don't hold your breath though :)
I dreamt about my mother last night. In the dream, we were moving to America, but was concerned about leaving all my crafty stuff behind. She appeared and said to me "Don't worry - the first thing we see when we get to Santa Monica is a huge sewing machine shop." So there you are. I now have this wonderful vision of her having a wonderful time in a huge heavenly craft store - I like that.
Reading - well this week the Library Van came, and the lovely man had brought some books he thought I would like. A photographic history of the Women's Land Army, and a light and fluffy country romance type story, Mulberry Lane by Elvi Rhodes. I sometime go through phases when I like to read about English country village life, and this is one of them. It should pass soon.
So that is me this week, joining in with Ginny's wonderful Yarn Along. See you there. xx