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Crete, Greece
Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Friday, 11 December 2009

While I've Been Away...

...I've completed several projects and I've started a few too.
Some people like knitting socks, some people like knitting hats, others....??
I really enjoy knitting lacy scarves..don't know why..maybe it's repetition of the pattern? the soft yarn? Just don't know!
Now this looks abit strange, I must admit, I didn't have a model at hand when I took the photo. It's aran yarn, and when worn should look like the photo below...
This pattern was kindly sent to me by Cocoa and Blankets after I'd admired it on her blog.
I don't often do soft furnishings or "useful" things, give me a quilt anyday!! But I thought I'd try my hand at this little make up/ toilet bag.. What do you think??
Just to the right of it you can see my son Gareth's arm (in a t-shirt) He was over last week for a short break and the weather was truly wonderful. He made his way over from the UK to Crete by train and ferry stopping at Budapest, Sofia and Athens. On his return trip he went back to Athens then to Patras, ferry over to Bridisi, up to Rome, then to Zurich and back to the UK. He works for Rail Bookers so it was a fact finding tour as well as a quick visit to see us. So, if you ever want to know what the trains are like between Sofia and Athens or want a hotel room in Budapest, you know who to call... he's assured me his article will be blogged on Rail Bookers website next week.
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7 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely to see what you have been up to and also to know about the pheasant in the post.... I roared with laughter at your comment! Thanks!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you've made some really lovely things - enjoy them!

bethan said...

And your daughter visited too.. ;-) x

Jenny Holden said...

I love that second scarf down, very chic! The little bag is very pretty too, it would make a good present :o)

Ivy said...

I am impressed. I specially like the blue lacy scarve

Cheryl said...

Amazing! I always wanted to learn how to make warm and practical things. Great work Jude!

debbie said...

Nice to read your blog Jude. I'll be catching up with your news, Dewie and chickens again soon!:D