It's now March and I wonder how many of us have already failed miserably to keep the good intentions with which we started the new year? In January, I suggested we write down our knitting resolutions somewhere (well, here actually) and then check half-way through the year to see how we're doing with them. I … Continue reading Resolutions for 2019
Felted ones! Liz made this jolly group - they'll be able to withstand the harshest of wintry conditions. Even if they spend time buried in a snowdrift they'll soon get back into shape, none the worse for the experience. Not that anyone intends putting this theory to the test 🙂 Don't you just love those … Continue reading Which animals are best suited to surviving in snow?
Do you remember the four Marys in Bunty? They were four boarding school friends who appeared in a girls'comic for around 40 years. You'd have thought that someone would have noticed them still at school after all that time but perhaps no-one bothered as long as the fees continued to be paid. Well, we have … Continue reading The four Margarets
A lot of knitting and very little blogging in the end, but that's life. We had a great year in our group; loads of chatting and laughs but also some sadness. Let's hope that 2019 is better for everyone. So far, winter has been fairly mild with only the occasional frosty day. The pavilion is … Continue reading Looking back at 2018
Now here's a real treat: This is the amazing work of Margaret's daughter Judith. Judith (not the one who knitted the shawl, another one) is an honorary member of our group; she isn't able to come along on Fridays but hears all about us from her mum who proudly brings Judith's wonderful creations in to … Continue reading Halloween wreath and a unicorn
A snippet from Thursday's Manchester Evening News: If you suffer from insomnia and try counting sheep as a remedy - don't do it any more! According to researchers at Sydney University, your insomnia could be cured just by wearing woollen clothing in bed. The researchers claim that the wool helps keep the body in the … Continue reading Don’t bother counting sheep
Here's something that might be fun to do: Make a knitting/ crochet/yarn related phrase from the letters of your name. Each word of the phrase has to start with one of the letters in your name - in the correct order. You may use any of your names - first, second, surname, shortened version e.g.Sid … Continue reading Puzzle time