She’s Back!

I can’t actually believe it, but Lilly is home – filthy, ravenous and cross, but home! I decided on a last ditch attempt this morning by ringing around the local vets and lo and behold my own vets thought they had a cat brought in yesterday that matched her description. I hot-tailed it there after work and it is indeed my Lil, found nearly a mile away. She’s lost her last canine tooth and had virtually eaten the surgery out of house and home, including trying to swipe the vet’s sarnies at lunchtime. “She’s feisty, that one,” was the last comment made by the nurse. No kidding!




Episode 9: Silence

Hello from an eerily silent Cheshire Plain. In this episode I talk about the lack of background noise, urge people to exercise their democratic responsibility and admit to a guilty change of allegiance (oh fickle creature!).

On my needles and hooks: Mainly blanket squares, either from the Schuyler Blanket

or for NYOBE blocks.
Review: Jamie Possum Paints DK
Something I really like: Matt Smith in Doctor Who!
Forthcoming events: the General Election on 6th May – make sure you are registered to vote here; Wonderwool Wales on 24th & 25th April 2010 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys.

Episode 8: Make, Do and Knit

Hello from the Plain! This episode I celebrate my own making and doing and talk about the recent Make, Do and Knit event from Liverpool.

On my needles, hooks and spindle: I finished seaming the stripy sweater

and the missing bear I finished crocheting blocks for NYOBE Round 5:

and I finished spinning the Shetland Top and then plied it:

Make, Do and Knit, Liverpool

A lovely relaxed atmosphere at the show, from the Blue Coat School at Liverpool (exterior and interior shots of the chapel).

Did you spot the cobweb?

There was a chance to see the Knitted Poem, although not in all its unrolled glory!

Upcoming Events: In reverse order: Woolly Wormhead at Fibre & Clay, Knutsford, July 17th/18th; Wonderwool Wales, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, April 24th & 25th Dr Who!!!! BBC1, 6.20pm, Saturday 3rd April


Links: Electric Sheep; CogKNITive Podcast; Mother Bear Project; Purlesque; Poetry Society; Kraft Koala; Babylonglegs; Fyberspates; Natural Dye Studio; Jamie Possum ; Just Call Me Ruby.

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album TrĂ¥d, available from Magnatune.


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