Friday, November 30, 2007


Our social calendar has been quite full this week, more next week aswell. Most unusual for December in Yorkie land.

So my knitting has been confined to trains and therefore socks, just for a change. Recently I have been asked on 3 separate occasions what I was knitting. once by a 5ish year old, once by the Turkish gentleman train guard and once by a Spanish chap. Both men said they liked to see sock knitting because their mothers used to do it. Wonders will never cease.

Forest Canopy

Yarn: Yarn Yard Sock club.

So the Christmas knitting has slowed somewhat, I don't think this was helped by the fact that I've almost knit myself 3 scarves in the meantime.

Debbie Bliss Cable and Lace scarf from Pure Cashmere.
Yarn: Wensleydale Longwool Aran

What I am itching to do is mitts, not gloves because the fingers drive me mad.
This is not helped by this gorgeous arrival.
Yarn Yard Glove club yarn, just delicious.

Finally here's a giggle for you, my Camper shoes bought from the outlet in Majorca. Don't know why they were reduced. There are many theories mainly regarding the tadpoles. I will say no more and hope none of you understand this or you will stop reading my blog!

Out to lunch at The Grand (Eastbourne) tomorrow.

Have a lovely Christmas shopping free weekend.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Peak Week

Lots of pictures to bore you!

Snow fell in the village, but we'd already done some shopping at the potteries. And found the stash of coal for the Pyromaniac to hone his fire building skills.

Whilst aforementioned Pyromaniac entertained himself looking for quarries and trains, better not ask, we were dispatched to Manchester for the Day. First hiccup was cancelled train but I have travelled by train too long to let that affect me.

Christmas Market around the Town Hall, don't you think inflated Santa looks like a Simpson character?
Ben Sherman thought a window of wobbling Turkey was festive, we agreed although you can't get the wobble on a photo!

I rather liked the look of this among all the modern architecture. We then wandered the Food Hall of Selfridges BUT did not invest in either of these. Although the Gin would have been welcome to steady my nerves among the crowds.

I did my bit of spotting on the way home, not usually trains but I happened to have my camera handy. Eddie saves my sanity on any journey we do North as I am not a good passenger on busy roads.

Panic ye not I haven't joined the other side, there will be knitting again.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Houston we have a problem

Just arrived back from Derbyshire. Survived the M1 again. Despite some drivers best attempts, what is their rush?

Pattern: Clapotis
Colour: Offshore
4 skeins
Not enough.

As I was away from a computer had to resort to.


Thankfully there's more yarn on the way.

Will fill you in next week, enjoy your weekend.

Friday, November 09, 2007

This weekend

I will mostly be avoiding Model Railway Shows, where I normally help serve refreshments (you surely didn't think I played with Trains did you). Providing sustenance for the Train crank (ordering a Takeaway on Saturday night) AND going to see my favourite show with the Ex-pat who is landing tonight.

Sometime back I found this from my first visit to see Les Miserables, inside were our tickets. Out of the five original theatre group members only two of us thought this show worth further visits. I am approaching double figures but I did start in 1988.

Needless to say our tickets were slightly dearer than this, but its a birthday treat and more importantly its Les Miserables.

Cakes are ready for dispatch with the addition of Tiffin.

Knitting is still socks but my bag is packed for our little break, its looking a bit blue for me and optimistic! Forest Canopy, Clapotis, socks and Cable Scarf, that lot may just interfere with leaving the cottage.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Pond Soup

I like green!
We had a surplus of Carrots this week so Carrot and Ginger soup but there was a bag of Spinach and some Curly Kale begging to be used, hey presto Pond Soup. I liked it.
Cakes all made and in the freezer in readiness for this (but don't hold it against me I'll be watching Les Miserables in London). The Chocolate and Beetroot and Banana Bread are Dairy Free and for a week in the Peak District with the intolerant one later this month.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Bakehouse Beauties?

Before I forget Halloween was unusually successful, only had to relinquish 2 bags of Haribo and that was in exchange for 2 pieces of cake. I'd personally call that a huge success.
Now onto saner things.
Posh Yarn Lucia
Colour: Watermelon

Evelyn A. Clark's Waving Lace (Page 105)

Apart from this I will be tied to the kitchen this weekend after a quick trip to Lewes Farmers Market and Waitrose. Baking Victoria, Chocolate and Coffee sponges. Chocolate Beetroot Cake if these people deliver my Beetroot. Nigella's Banana Bread. Delia's Christmas Pudding in mini forms. Finally Gordon Ramsay's Malaysian Chicken Curry to shovel in whilst watching Strictly! Lets hope the right couple go out on Sunday.

With that I'm all linked out!
Enjoy your weekend XX