Sunday, November 11, 2012

11/11 Lest we forget


                                  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
                          Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                          At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                          We will remember them.

                           Laurence Binyan, For the Fallen                                                                                                        

 Sergeant Thomas William Saunders 1895 - 1917

My Great Uncle

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

finished baby gift

I have been knitting this blanket for what seems like forever, and even put it aside for a while, but when I got the news that my friend's granddaughter had been born I had to get it finished pronto. It is a very simple pattern, just garter stitch, and then the slightly fancy looking but very easy border is knitted separately and stitched on.  I am really, really pleased with the finished article. I decided to make a little cardigan with the leftover wool, and I think it makes quite a nice matching set. It has all been parcelled up this evening ready to post it off to little Libby Rose tomorrow. 

I discovered a new magazine this week, Homemaker. This is the first issue and I am loving it! It is a  lovely mixture of knitting, craft, interior design, cooking, and all sorts of other bits and pieces. I might even have to subscribe, I will see how the next couple of issues go first. A friend recommended Stephen King's On Writing to me today. I've had it on the shelf for a year or two and have only browsed through it,  so I decided to give it a go. I also have a book here to read for my book group, but as I have until 28th November and I don't really fancy it, I am putting that off. 

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along