Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Joining Ginny's fellow crafters and readers. Bob's Aviatrix is finished and being worn daily. He's had a lot of compliments on it! The yarn is James Brett merino DK, overdyed with food colouring by sausages and I. In real life the colours are brighter, a perfect representation of daffodils. I loved this pattern and have plans to knit a couple more.

Last week I cast on a gift for a special bride to be. I saw the name of the pattern and decided it was for us. Many's the time I've clung to a slender wire next to this lady while the actual Waves of the Atlantic was over us. Sadly, I seem to have forgotten that I have a demanding (i.e. normal) three year old and an un-put-downable baby. Seriously, this guy will not be put down, ever. At night I have to sleep with him on my chest. Thank goodness for my sling (collection)! Admittedly I have made it harder for myself by altering the pattern as I go along. Doh!

Fortunately this lady knows me well. So well, that when husband and I got married she made us a pair of matching teacosies. Who needs two at a time? Probably just me. So I'm hoping this lady will be cool with an I.O.U in her card next week, and a gift in the near future, and I'm sure she won't be too surprised.

Reading this week is Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart. I find Ms Picoult formulaic but addictive, like watching my bad murder mystery shows on telly. I couldn't decide what to read so picked this up. I was worried it would make me cry, but it doesn't really. It's a bit of a come-down after enjoying Through Connemara in a Governess Cart last week. I need something a bit more gripping next time.

Do you ever set yourself achievable goals, crafting or otherwise? It's frustrating when you can't get what you want done. At the moment that's pretty much everything for me. I can't expect to get away with pulling it off every time. I must've used up my luck on the sheep costume! What are you crafting and reading this week? Do you have any reading or goal-setting advice for me?

Back soon with a tasty recipe for you...



  1. Hiya, I have knitted many Aviatrix hats myself, they are brilliant, in fact I have one waiting for the button right now haha.
    Have a great week.

    1. Ah yes, finding that perfect button! It's nice that it just needs one, so there's usually something in the button jar!