Thursday, 27 July 2017


June. summer apparently but not in Northumberland....
but that's ok, there's been more knitting.

and more photo shoots for work. this time we found a driftwood boat. 
I want one!

later we found a snake.
I think I can live without one of these!

I'm not allowed to post photos of the eldest teenagers leavers dinner, or youngest teenagers prom, so here's a selfie I took to show off my new jumper.

apparently you're supposed to be able to see your face in selfies....

bah humbug.


May was the month of the eldest teenagers last day of school, and revision and exams. none of which were photographed. 
but this stormy sea rather sums up everything.


knitting is taking up all of my time.
 I designed a sock pattern for work.
it almost killed me.

then we took it on a location photo shoot and a few hours in the hills of Northumberland and all was well with the world again. 

also cherry blossom,
and swings.
everything is better when there is cherry blossom.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


It's a bit difficult to get anything done at work at the moment.

there are far too many distractions.....

tiny angora goats are the cutest thing possible.

some of them are so adorable that you end up going to work on a Sunday morning and taking the family with you...

this is Ethel. don't tell the others but she's my favourite x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

February already?

Apparently it's February already. I'm not quite sure how that happened.

January got swallowed up with extended visits to my parents, my dad has broken his hip, my mum's Alzheimer's is getting worse.....

On the plus side the lost cable sock was found and I finished it's friend so I have lovely warm toes

I also knitted these lovely variegated socks in Hermione's everyday sock pattern from ravelry. So lovely to knit. So cross that I snapped my knit pro circular needle about ten minutes after finishing them. But at least it was after..............

I also finished the daisy cowl for when I want to wear a cloud of fluff.
Sometimes we need to wear clouds of fluff, it's kind of like pretending to be a unicorn.

Yesterday the sun came out for the first time in weeks.
I spent several hours battling with the mud in the garden and was rewarded with these snowdrops.

They have a fine delicate perfume and such intricate details.
Calming and restorative.
Just what I need right now.

Monday, 2 January 2017

new things and a new year.

New Year's Eve Knitting.

New Year's Eve walk

New yarn photographed with new macro lens for my phone

New crafts. lino cut goat anyone?

New experiences. I am now the parent of an adult.  

New traditions. 18th birthday =18 presents and a Fantastic weekend away

New Year.

I hope it is kind to you. 

thank you for being here this year. I know I haven't been around much.  t x

Sunday, 16 October 2016

knitting news

this week has been mostly about knitting. 
and mostly hats. Three so far.

hats and cats. 
this one is helping me wind a centre pull ball. 
he really is.... 

note to self. egg shaped balls are fine.... no you don't need to buy a yarn winder.....

waiting impatiently for postie to bring new circular needle provides ample time to mess about with knitting trying to photograph stylishly, or making Harry Potter symbols.

cat two, and hat two. 
cat in the hat. 

please excuse me, I'm off to cast on hat four......