Saturday, 5 October 2013

Basket case.................

I love baskets. I have a lot of them, and I use them all - storage, project bags, shopping, books, papers, everything.  Sometimes a particular basket catches my eye and is so pleasing it has to come home with me; such was the case today, found in a charity shop in Wareham. The colours are more vibrant than the camera has picked up, and it has a long single handle. Just perfect.

I took the chance to visit the wee market being held down by the quay too; a really wonderful little fruit and veg stall, with all sorts of rarely seen things to buy.
This was my shopping this afternoon:

Plus a couple of walnut and cheese loaves and a  cider apple loaf, being sold off cheaply towards the end of the afternoon. I sat and had a pint watching the ducks and swans on the river in the autumn sunshine. Wareham is a lovely wee town, first time I've actually been there for a decent length of time. Very pretty houses, good pubs and the wee market, boats, swans and ducks too.


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

One for me..............

I thought it was about time I knitted something for myself, so am just about to cast on for this

It's called Faery Ring, designed by Mary Scott Huff; I'm doing it as a KAL challenge to knit a jumper in October in a Ravelry group.

This is my wool, lovely soft mix of lambswool and silk


Monday, 30 September 2013

My - that's a big one.....................

Bit different to my usual crochet!  I wouldn't say out of my comfort zone, as I'm enjoying doing it. It's the Crochet Granny shrug pattern I found on Ravelry, worked in a cherry red chunky yarn. The hook is a somewhat astounding 15mm..............
Am please with it so far, but using such a large hook is taking some getting used to. Working up quickly, though