Swallowtail flying

Is it time for a photo? I am not sure – there isn’t much to see at this stage.

Rainbow Swallowtail Shawl WIP 1

What stage? Well, I just passed the halfway point. The first Lily of the Valley chart is completed, with 113 rows knitted so far and 26 rows to go. I have 219 stitches (or I hope that I have – I haven’t checked yet!) on the needles and the needles are now a little too short for comfort. This is a problem, since I lent my longer 6mm needles out. I have come close to the end of the first ball of yarn, and rewound the second ready to join it on. Work is progressing far more slowly now and my unstated aim of finishing this shawl by the weekend looks to be unachievable. That’s a shame because it would have looked nice on display at the craft fair this weekend…

… the craft fair that I have not yet organised myself for.


Rainbow Swallowtail at Ravelry

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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