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You have been there I’m sure, starting something with enthusiasm and joy, working on it night after night, seeing it grow beneath your fingers, then something happens… you go away for a week and take something else that fits into a smaller bag, your sister goes into labor 2 months early and desperately needs preemie cardigans and hats, your mum’s birthday is in 8 weeks. And you put your beloved project to one side. “Don’t worry,” you whisper to it as it gets put away in a cupboard, shifted onto a stitch holder because you need the needles, “I’ll come back soon.” Then time passes, you know it’s there, you know you should get it out again… but the pattern was a difficult one and now you’re not exactly sure where you are, you count 37 rows, but surely that means there should be 5 fewer stitches than they are? And your fear grows, and you think, “I’ll do it on Saturday, in daylight, when I can see better,” knowing in your heart that you won’t because you have to take your daughter to ballet and you’re going to your in-laws for lunch.

So my pile of unfinished objects has grown (Or rather, the hooks holding bags containing UFOs)

And my box(es) of unstarted projects (usually things that are meant for me) fill slowly… and then get flogged and sorted into………………………..



I have a cotton jumper I absolutely love,  it is whisper> more than 25 years old 
😯 and the cuffs are sadly disintegrating.

I decided to use some 100% cotton pink wool (the sharp sighted may recognize it here ) and I am very pleased with the result  🙂



I was wandering through allfreeknitting and came across this fabulous pattern!

Knit Hallowig

HOW cool? I may go purple or Blue……

I popped into Mainz for probably the last time before moving back to Manchester. I was heading to a wool shop I know and took a wrong turning, so I found another shop! It’s amazing what happens when you shop without husbands…..

so it would have been rude not to buy something, I chose this lovely soft organic cotton in baby pink.


One quick internet search later, I found this pretty little thing:

periwinkle pink lace infinity scarf

I have also discovered via this wonderful description what long tail cast on is- I was taught it as a child under a different name, thumb cast on, less romantic but more descriptive 😉

long tail cast on

It’s a lovely pattern, rather soothing to knit, you have to keep counting so it’s perfect for concentrating enough to forget any niggling worries but simple enough to be able to watch telly/listen to the radio. Can’t have detailed conversations with husbands though, especially if they are to do with moving back to England from Germany…. speaking if which, you now know why I haven’t blogged much in the last few weeks