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Difficult times

Mar 27 2020
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We haven’t seen Aunty Biscuit for a few days now as everyone is locked down so we are having to keep an eye on her activities via electronic means.  She is currently working on a rug which I believe is coming on rapidly by her standards.  She did leave a jumper for mum to pick up the neck on and also sew up.  In difficult times such as these hobbies can help both as a pastime for people in isolation and also as a distraction from worrying and overthinking.  Our hearts go out to all those that are suffering or dealing with loss and those who are risking themselves by working so hard to deal with the situation in whatever capacity.

Timelines

Mar 22 2020
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A colleague recently asked aunty Biscuit how long it takes her to knit a jumper.  Here is the vague timelines she replied with:-

Rhubarb and pompoms

Mar 06 2020
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Mum has just finished a couple more baby hats, complete with pompoms.  The last one is being handed over to the relevant expectant mother today.  Aunty Biscuit meanwhile has started on a new jumper.  I nearly slid of the sofa in a faint with this one, it is going to be made out of proper yarn not left overs. I suppose it does happen occasionally.  Meanwhile outside the rhubarb is starting to sprout quite magnificently, I gather that it is very good poached in orange juice and honey but also has uses for dyeing yarn, which of these will happen and which will not progress beyond ideas  remains to be seen.

Complete!

Mar 01 2020
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The buttons worked and have now been sewn on with a natural coloured thread as the invisible thread couldn’t be found.  All the ends have been done so I now officially declare the waistcoat finished.  As this was another project that was made predominantly out of oddments it does leave me to wonder where they all come from and whether she breeds them in the room that her stash lives in

Button news

Feb 27 2020
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As suspected the wooden buttons have been vetoed.  The final choice has been confirmed as a two tone green contoured button.  All we need to do now is see if we can see the invisible thread and we are good to go! 

Endless ends

Feb 24 2020
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The waistcoat is now off the needles! Even more surprisingly the edging and armholes have been done.  There now seems to be several million ends to sew in, this could potentially take months.  I understand from overheard discussions that wooden buttons are currently the preferred option although I suspect this may change.

Progress

Feb 20 2020
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The baby jacket is now all sewn up and ends dealt with so is currently awaiting the addition of buttons.  The undisclosed colourful item turned out to be a baby hat which has now been completed, complete with the ubiquitous pompom and given to the relevant expectant mother.

Harrier gives a hindering paw

Feb 10 2020
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Aunty Biscuit was going to do some crochet this evening but Harrier had other ideas and plonked himself firmly on her lap and has only just moved to the fallback position of stretched on the sofa with a back paw stuck into the side of her leg.  The waistcoat was limping along nicely but is currently curtailed due to

Success!

Feb 07 2020
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The blanket has now been completed and despite it being intended as a charity blanket we are being allowed to keep it until it needs a wash.  My prediction of two projects complete this year proved correct and its only February!  Mum meanwhile is still working on the baby jacket which is coming on well..

A quiet evening

Feb 04 2020
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Mum is busy working on a baby jacket, it would appear that the poinsettia jumper sleeves have had to temporarily take a back seat.  Aunty Biscuit on the other hand has spent the past two evenings of crafting time sewing in ends and sewing up bits of blanket, it is possible that she is on track to complete two projects within a year!  The blanket is now large enough for Harrier to sneak under whilst she is working on it thus putting him in prime position to inspect the workmanship and test for warmth.  This is especially necessary on a chilly evening such as this.