Saturday, August 25, 2007

Greetings from SO9096

I'm afraid I've been somewhat distracted from knitting by this site,
The aim is to have a photograph,or several, taken in every grid square in the British Isles, so I've been busy filling in the gaps in my local area. It's a good way to get out and about, something I've been doing too little of lately. The weather has been glorious for the last few days, and it seems a shame to stay in and knit.

Having said that, I do have a deadline and a couple of things needing urgent completion. I finished these some time ago and they have now gone off to their new owner. Mum is Chinese so the red is appropriate as it signifies good luck.

My usual Baby Surprise pattern and Zoe Mellor bootees.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Good News

I see from Andy's blog that Niki has had a baby boy, Peter. She has not had an easy pregnancy so it was good to hear of the safe arrival. I don't know Niki, only from reading her blog, but it is strange how you feel involved in blogger's lives from their blog posts.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


There is some knitting going on but nothing completed as there is quite a lot of sewing up to be done which I hate. Hopefully by my next post I will have at least one completed project to show.
Meanwhile here are some views from my conservatory; first, the Brown Clee.......
.......then a view across the Shropshire countryside........

This is the country that Housman had in mind when he wrote, in the Shropshire Lad, of lost youth .........

'Into my heart an air that kills

From yon far country blows:

What are those blue remembered hills,

What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,

I see it shining plain,

The happy highways where I went

And cannot come again.'

And lastly, while I was taking these photos, the Robin had to get into the picture. He is in mid moult and was obviously having a bad feather day!