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


  1. I'm so glad to find someone who thinks the same as me about that book. I didn't enjoy it either.
    Lovely knitting. You always make me want to get back into it.

    1. I won't be going to see the movie either since I googled spoilers. I am enjoying getting back to knitting.

  2. I've just picked up knitting needles after a 16 year break. So nice to get back to it. Can Abby recommend a nice NZ made 4 ply sock yarn?

    1. Links Abbey gave me

    2. None of the other Indie dyers have any sock yarn at the moment Abbey said.


      Abbey has not personally used this but it is meant to be good.

  3. Having read the full book - stop now if you're not enjoying it.

    1. Thanks! I googled spoilers and so pleased. Totally put the book down - not for me.