Sunday, May 31, 2009


First of all may I say a huge thank you to everyone who bid recently for Happy. He is on his way to a new home for the princely sum of £35:00 which is wonderful. Thank you very much to Kathryn who placed the winning bid.

Now then here is Ishbel. Knitted using Baby Camel and Silk from Knitwitches, I am really pleased with how this little shoulder shawl has turned out. I bought the yarn at last year's Wonderwool Wales. It is incredibly soft and drapes beautifully, with a lovely sheen.

I used 4.5mm needles, and although I knitted the smaller version of the two shawls I knitted an extra repeat of Sections A and B. I had 10g of yarn left over.

This yarn isn't called Seriously Gorgeous for nothing!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Down Wembley Way

I'm sure you all know by now what an avid Liverpool supporter I am, and while DD has followed in my footsteps, DS2 has followed Mr A and become a Shrewsbury Town supporter. Ah well, you can't win them all ;-)

Mr A has followed Shrewsbury for ever, and has seen some wonderful matches at their old ground, The Gay Meadow, most notably FA Cup defeats of Manchester City and Everton. The Shrews have moved out of the town centre to the wonderful Pro-Star Stadium, but memories of The Meadow will linger on for ever. I've spent many a cold, wet miserable evening on the terraces wishing I was somewhere else ........... ;-)

Each season has it's ups and downs, this season saw Shrewsbury claim victory in a dramatic penalty shoot out win in the play off semi-final against Bury leading to a place in the final.

Now then, love them or hate them, the play offs are here to stay. Saturday last saw the League 2 Play Off Final at Wembley, between Gillingham and Shrewsbury Town, and what a wonderful day out it was. I have only ever been to Wembley once ( and that was to a Rolling Stones gig ) so it was a real treat.

Sadly the match ended with a loss for The Shrews but here a few photos of the day. There's always next season ;-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Binty Bear for Race For Life

When I can work out how to download photos from Picasa3 onto my blog I'll tell you all about my recent holiday in The Moselle Valley.

In the mean time I am having a very special auction for Race for Life over on Crafty Threads n Yarns for a Binty Bear - his name is Happy and isn't he just GORGEOUS :-)

You can read about the auction here and if you would like to place a bid please let me know in the comments box and I will update the forum. The auction closes on 31/05/2009 at 7:00pm and the winner will donate directly to Race for Life via the widget in my sidebar. I'll update this post when the bid total changes for non-forum members.

Bidding currently stands at £35:00