Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm Packin' . . .

. . . for an afternoon of knitting with the Featonby woman.

Finally, Rowan's Earth Stripe Wrap will begin.

Opps! Forgot about this. It's coming along for the ride.

All nicely packed and . . . 

waiting by the front door. 

It'll be interesting to see what actually is accomplished!

Monday, January 19, 2015


Ever let the Fancy roam,
Pleasure never is at home;
Let winged Fancy wander
Through the thought still spread beyond her;
Open wide the mind's cage-door,
She'll dart forth, and cloudward soar.
Fancy  by John Keats

Once a week I plan to share where my fancy wandered through Pinterest - beauties, delights and all the wealth of visual pleasures that opened wide my mind's cage-door.


Helix Mitts - free pattern

As Mad as a Hatter leather ankle boots
( ASOS )

Greenhouse Kitchen

Little People by Julie Arkell

The Thime

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Tosh by Gosh

Found these darling arm warmers* on Pinterest about 2 months ago.

Feats and I road-tripped to The Needle Emporium. 
Julie had this . . . 

. . . and these. Perfect.

My intention today was to display the knitting, 

but the gorgeous colour 

was not photographing properly.

 Bun usually makes everything better, but this too blue.

So, this is the closest. A lovely steel blue.

*pattern: Heart of the Lotus by Lynne Vogel
               available through Etsy and Ravelry

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spring/Summer Knitting?

 Funny how a windchill factor of -23C plays tricks with glass.

 Thank goodness for Canada Post.

 I'm not a fan of Spring and Summer knits, 
but this delivery was still welcome.

 OMG! Are those shorts?!

Feats will be glad to see Denim in use.

 Kinda cute . . .

 as are these . . .

and this.
Cute enough, but I'll dedicate my knitting time to wool.


We had a green Christmas this year.

The snow and cold waited till January. 

Time to de-decorate. 

 Toodle-oo, tree.

So long, swags.

Retire, ribbons and bells.

Cherrio, sparkly bits.

Retreat to the basement, Santa.

Hmm . . . there's always one refusing to go!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Mid November Night

 It's Saturday night and I'm bored.

 I know . . . I'll invite Mom to a tug!

Hmm . . . not doing it for me.

That's what I want.

 I'll pin my ears back and put that pissed-off look on my face and then,

  I'll tilt my head and

 purse my lips ready for a good, old fashioned, ear-splitting bark.

 Naw, that's not really me.

I'm a good girl, I am.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Destination Deal

September was spent by the sea.
White Cliffs and Dover Castle are in view.

 Take the A258 at the round about,

 passed Markwood in Walmer,

 and the old Royal Marine Barracks on the left to

our seafront flat

in the charming

 Conservation Area

of 16th

and 17th century


Deal's award winning high street

with many new businesses

is a walk away along familiar footpaths from

Walmer Castle. 

But, it's for the sea  

and its rumbling tumbling pebbles which its waves draw back

 and its bright bleached sentries which its fishermen tend

 and its quietness so quiet

that we return.

thanks to
 John Reeves and Matthew Arnold