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A lazy evening

Oct 16 2017
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It’s a bit breezy outside to say the least.  I have spent the evening curled up on the sofa supervising knitting and rugmaking, both of which are progressing steadily.  There is still no news on the missing 10mm needle front, but there hasn’t been any frenzied hunting all over the place either so I’m guessing it isn’t critical yet.  

A quick update

Oct 15 2017
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The front of the super chunky jumper has now been cast off and the first sleeve has been cast on, all 21 stitches.  That sounds a very small number to me.  Somewhere in the process a 10mm needle has gone missing.  This is not unusual this establishment and we confidently expect that it will be found at some point over the next decade or so.  Fortunately, there were two pairs being used so the loss hasn’t delayed progress.  I did wonder why this was the case but it seems that if things are being made in stripes doing the back and front at the same time gives a better idea of how much yarn is being used. 

Arm knitting

Oct 14 2017
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One of the latest trends it would appear is arm knitting.  This confused Harrier as he couldn’t see why anyone would want to knit an arm until.........

Halloween preparations

Oct 13 2017
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Halloween windups have begun.  Aunty Biscuit has bought a bright orange jumper that Mum is threatening to kidnap and put either a jack o’ lantern face or a large spider on the front of.  The reason for the spider is aversion therapy as Aunty Biscuit is terrified of them.  Aunty Biscuit is now plotting her move.

Apparently, Halloween trees are..........

Latch hook rug making

Oct 12 2017
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The latch hook rug that Aunty Biscuit is working on looks as though it is progressing well.  The pattern consists of a defined border with the central panel being filled with random oddments of yarn which is surprisingly.....................

EEEEEEEKKK!

Oct 01 2017
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I can't believe that I haven't had my paws on a computer to report on things for over a month! This year is flying in a haze supervising of fence treating and assorted repairs.  Mum has been spending a great deal of time on a roof with what looks like giant rolls of cellotape and a hairdryer.  Harrier says it is flashing tape for mending the roof.  Aunty Biscuit is in charge of holding ladders, passing things up and being present in case anything goes wrong.  Our role is to sit on Aunty Biscuits lap to ensure she doesn't wander off when she is supposed to be keeping watch.  We have some new additions to the establishment in the form of four chickens, needless to say the canine members of the family are not allowed near them,

Catching up

Aug 16 2017
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Things have been very busy recently leaving much less time than is desirable for crafting activities but hopefully things are starting to settle down especially now the nights are drawing in.  The appearance of different balls of super chunky yarn and 10mm needles heralds a start on a winter jumper for Mum.  As this stuff seems to have a tension of roughly 10 stitches and 13 rows to 4 inches we expect it to be knitted fairly quickly.  Aunty Biscuit meantime is sewing ends into a dog blanket for the local rescue kennels, presumably pending some new project.

Pigs and candles

Jul 16 2017
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The childs pig hat is now ready for sewing up and assessment.  Aunty Biscuits crafting has been slightly curtailed at the moment as she has a small cut in an awkward place on her index finger.  I think this is just a feeble excuse.  Mum meanwhile has been repairing a candle using her encaustic art stuff.  Encaustic art seems to be making patterns on a special paper with hot wax.  The tools seem to vary from something resembling a travel iron to what I thought was a a soldering iron with attachments but apparently is a special one with a special temperature or voltage.  So, given that both of them have pyrography irons, one has an encaustic art iron and the other has a hot foil iron, not to mention the gemsetter that was a present from Aunty Viv, all of which look like a soldering iron, isn't it about time that someone could invent a variable voltage and temperature all in one thing?  

Skulduggery

Jul 08 2017
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Some pond life has broken into Aunty Biscuits garden shed.  I had visions of a frog with a swagbag, mask and stripy jumper making a hopping getaway until it was explained to me that it is just an expression for a particular type of person.  The incident has been flagged as slightly irritating and a tad inconvenient,  The perpetrator appears to have made off with the following items:-

A Scottish sojourn

Jun 22 2017
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Work has commenced on an attempt at a child sized pig hat.  I was wrong in my assumption that Mum would cop for the rib.  Granny Biscuit was "persuaded" to knit it whilst on holiday in Scotland,  It would appear that they had a good time.  There wasn't a present brought back for us but they brought Mum a present of some fabric, one piece had dogs on and the other tractors.  One of the places they visited was Rosslyn chapel.  I'm wondering whether this will inspire any projects as it does look as if there is a lot of elaborate carvings in it.  One of the features are some blocks which "may symbolise notes or be code".  Looking at the picture in the brochure I think I could achieve a similar look for my play area by coating a childs building block in plasticine and sticking my claws in here and there.  Aunty Biscuit disagrees and says that stone masonry is a very skilled and time consuming job and that these places take a lot of years to build ...