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Well fine, ok, Afternoon then to be correct.
Guess what?!  I messed up on the turn stitches on the heel of my sock so ended up ripping it all apart and starting again – surprise surprise eh!?  But the good thing is that it made me look for another pattern to try (feel I’ve attempted this current pattern too often now!) and found one that I really can’t wait to start on this lovely page Susan B Anderson’s Blog.  It’s written in such a way that even I can make sense of it and can understand it without having to sit and stare at it for a few minutes thinking “so what is it I actually have to do here?!”, so all I need to do now is get the time to actually cast on and knit!

Yesterday was a good family day, we went to the local railway museum (which is only open April to October for one weekend a month) and had a look around.  We’ve lived here almost a year and that’s the first time we’ve actually been down to the museum.  It was pretty interesting, and it was really nice to see the collection that had been saved by the people of the village, as well as the items that had been loaned by the Council etc.  It’s nice to have the heritage and learn what the village had been like before the lines were closed in 1979.  We also had a look at the Anderson Shelter they had there and heard the sound track of the bombing…..Didn’t much like that, the shelter as you’d expect was very claustrophobic and you never really know just how “dark” the dark is until you’re stood in it and your imagination starts to run away from you, thankfully I had my husband here to make fun of me for being spooked out by it all.   

(Image: taken at the Maud Railway Museum by us)

 We even took a walk about the village and explored bits we’d not been to see yet.  I tend to take the pram along the same routes through the village, I know that certain routes will make up a mile or so in distance so use that as a means of keep fit (as well as chasing after a baby careering around the house in a baby walker!) but it was nice to see where the old hospital was in the village, and looked it up online once we were home.  I hadn’t known it was a Poor House and is actually a Listed Building.  It’s such a shame it’s sitting empty at the moment (it has been up for sale since closure in 2008).  More information can be found on Google about it or via the Local Council Website

(Image: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/smrpub/shire/photo/NJ94NW0115/NJ94NW0115_001.jpg)

In the afternoon, we had a chill out at home, got some jobs done in the house and garden and then took the munchkin out on her wee trike, up and down the street.  Think it’s fair to say she loved it, all you could hear above the noise of the plastic wheels of the trike was her shrieks of delight and squeals of happiness as we went haring up and down the street and lots of “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees” from her.  It’s moments like that that make my heart swell with pride and make me realise how lucky I am.  

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So far I’m 1/3 through the second snowflake hat……and then I think it will be onto the next Christmas presents…..so far my list is:

  1. Snowflake hat for baby Max
  2. Bedsocks for Mam & Mother in Law
  3. Hat & Scarf set for Step Dad
  4. Beanie for Brother in Law
  5. Scarf and Beret for Sister in Law

Can’t think of anyone else that would apprecaite or make use of a knitted gift. 
Reminds me, need to get the sewing machine out and get all the “handmade” labels sewn up and ready to attach to all the finished creations

Pictures of all finished creations to follow!

Anyone got ideas of what else would make a good knitted gift? 

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So cheery this morning when I found issue 13 of Knit Now on the door mat!  The free supplement with patterns for Christmas gifts is superb, I can’t wait to get knitting, though I need to go and buy more wool to do some of them.

Hamish and I took a lovely walk on the beach this afternoon, though it did get a bit windy for us, poor dog was being blown about!  Was funny to watch though.

Need to start knitting something now I think, might start on my Christmas gift list – wonder who’d like a scarf?! Tee hee……. Time to hit Ravelry methinks, see what pretty patterns there are on there that I can knit with the wool I have?!

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Since I’ve been put on Garden Leave from work I decided to fill my time wisely, so I’m catching up on old movies and knitting…..never a bad combination!  Following on from the previous post, I’ve been working away on the Preemie Bonnets…..rather proud of them, even if I say so myself tee hee

What do you think?  I even made a wee pair of mittens to go with one of the hats 🙂 

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The Woolly Brew……
Such an amazing wee wool shop I found in Pittenweem The Woolly Brew

I visited there (twice) last week when we were down in Fife for a break, such a fab wee boutique and the lassies that work there are so helpful and lovely to chat with.
There was the most lovely selection of Debblie Bliss & Rico wools and many many more.  It was so easy to spend lots of time pouring over the different yarns and different colours…….too many to pick from – hence the 2 visits I had to make (much to the husband’s dismay!)

Well worth a visit if you’re in the Fife area! 

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