Oh Dear!

Liz wrote this at 09:08 :

Oh Dear! indeed. This is what DD has been saying quite a lot lately. If she forgets something it is “Oh dear!” If she just feels like saying something at the tea table, it is “Oh dear!”

Just like I have realised that I haven’t blogged in months - oh dear! I have still been crafty, life has still been ticking along, though it seems to have sped up lately, what with it now already being half way through September!!

Oh the crafty front - I happened to have had a birthday in the middle there, when I wasn’t blogging - it brought some wonderful gifts :)

My DH made me a cedar lined box/chest to store my knitted lovelies in - and it smells so heavenly every time I open it up.

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I also got a set of Valkyrie Extra Fine Wool Combs - they look nasty, but are so much fun! Hand combed top it just a joy to spin - much like handspun is to knit with really :)

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Some knitting fell off the needles over the last few months (though there is probably more projects still on the needles than ones that have managed to be finished!) There is also a few spinning projects unblogged for now - maybe I will round them up at some point and share….

Some fingerless mitts for me - they are slightly too wide so I may attempt to full them a little bit to shrink them.

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A beanie for DH - which is said to be very warm!

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A cowl for me, which I was quite surprised with - I had never quite understood the joy of them, until I made this one. It is great for work as it keeps my neck warm, but there are no stray ends to get dragged through paint or glue.

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A pair of mittens for DS, out of boring commercial yarn as he wasn’t happy with any of the handspun on offer.

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And in between all of that we had a lovely family holiday down in Margaret River (in the middle of winter - plenty of time to wear the lovely handknits) and it was cold and wet and we had a ball! Stayed in a lovely little cottage with a wood fire. We visited all the major caves and went to the lighthouse. Never in my life have I climbed so many steps as in those few days!

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Cheers!