February Furtling

As a lover of words, I was very happy to learn, last month, of a word that is not only new to me but rhymes with turtle…The word is ‘Furtle’ and ‘Furtling’ means ‘having a rummage, a delve, a look at the contents of something’ (Helen’s definition). So I have furtled around to see what […]

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Wool on Sundays – 158 (A Flower Yoke Cardigan)

Welcome, again, to Wool on Sundays! Can you believe it’s November already? And at last, we are back in wool weather. Frosty nights and misty mornings and time for the crochet blankets to come out from their Summer hiding and for dark evenings knitting in the Makery. You may remember this being knitted…and unknitted. And […]

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Wool on Sundays – 155 (Peter Mouse)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays! This month, I have finally done some knitting :) I finished the ‘Girlfriend Market Bag’ that I had just started on the last Wool on Sundays… And I found and finished (and gifted) a baby cardigan that had been mislaid in the Makery… But my favourite make is Peter Mouse. He is […]

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The blogger who came in from the garden

Whilst we were in Venice, a neighbour looked after our chicken. The chicken feed is kept in a dustbin an old stable, which in truth has been slowly falling into disrepair over more years than we’ve lived here. Rather than leave the door swing and bang in the wind, as it is wont to do, […]

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Wool on Sundays 151 – (Happy Easter!)

Welcome to the Easter edition Wool on Sundays and a very happy April Fools Day too :) My March knitting was Easter Bunny themed. You may have met Eggbert already (for more info about Eggbert and his daffodil, please see this post) and you may have wondered what he was going to do with his […]

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When daffodils begin to peer…

When daffodils begin to peer, With heigh! The doxy over the dale, Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year; For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale. (Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale IV,11) Alas, the ‘sweet of the year’ is yet (but hopefully soon) to come and, despite the daffodils blooming everywhere, it […]

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