Thursday, 20 October 2016

Knitting. books and cats.

It is such fun watching a Podcast and seeing Abbey's socks mentioned. Jooles gave such a fantastic review of how Abbey writes her patterns and even said it is her favourite sock pattern.

Sew Sweet Violets podcast is one Abbey and I have been enjoying very much. If you want to zoom to where Jooles mentions Abbey it is at about 23.08

The pattern for Time for Tea socks is available at Abbey's Raverly page. Here is the link

I'm still working away at a baby jacket. Stitch markers I am finding are a life saver to remind me for decreasing work.

I'm getting serious about knitting. I used to be a good knitter and knitted Brent jumpers and all but I haven't really knitted for 25 years. Gosh that time has flown. There is a much more modern way to knit and read patterns which Abbey is teaching me. Brent has already mentioned he used to like my jumpers I knitted him.... big hint hint
The postie delivered some yarn from Outlawyarn to make me another hat. A dog walking hat and it also means I can join a Fall knit a long that is being hosted by Anna Knitter.

Sew Sweet Violet mentioned she enjoyed watching Anna Knitter. And us girls did too. Anna is in Austria, is a primary school teacher and loves knitting. Abbey & I sit after lunch and watch a podcast while we knit - it's rather fun.

I'm still listening to The Girl on the Train. I'll have to admit I'm not enjoying it, it is not a happy book a lot of affairs and people with issues are not really my kind of leisure listening.... I'll give it a bit longer only because it cost me $30 from and I hate wasting money so feel I should stick it out.... If it was a free library book I'm sure I would have put it aside and said it's not for me.

Farm Stay Guests...
Beau and Sienna - don't yea just love their tails. I think cat tails speak so loud.

It's not been over cold but Muddy and Charles have hardly gone outside this visit. They are getting old. Charles was one of the first kittens we bred from our first litter. Laura our cat we kept is his litter sister and she is slowing down a tad too.  They will be 14 this coming February.
The photo was taken through the cat flap and yep Muddy and Charles still sitting on their chairs they both claimed.

Milo reminds us such a lot of his mother Caro - it is fun to snuggle him.

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Daily Life

My morning view - one I never tire of.
 I do enjoy spring time and all the spring flowers that seem to pop up daily. The white iris is looking wonderful in the Moon aka White garden. Brings me such joy.

Farm Stay Guests.
 Charles and Milo


 I kinda feel we need three indoor chairs as Milo'sspot is on top of the igloo. Or does he hop off sharing a chair with one of his brothers and jump on the igloo when he hears me coming? Having a web cam in the cattery would be terribly fun.

 Beau rubbing around my legs makes getting a good shot a tad difficult
Sienna doing the old head bunt that our line does. Lordy and Cinders are big on this.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Last of the tulips

 The tulips have made a grand display this season - brought much enjoyment. White blue bells made a show too. I'm not too sure of their correct name?

 The dark tulips are Abbey's favourite. Yellow are my favourite.

 There is still some blue bells in the garden - they make a delicious show. I have white, blue and mauve. Again I'm not sure of correct name seems not quite right to call them mauve or white blue bells.

Farm Stay Guests...
 Beau takes eating his dinner as his highest priority
 Beau hasn't scalped Sienna this visit with his over grooming. The Crab Apple Bach remedy is working

 Muddy and Charles just slotted back in as if they have never been away from here
Milo licking his chops after eating mince. Milo is a tad fussy eater at home but eats well for me. CATS!