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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Nothing much happening here.....



.....well that is not strictly true.  The downstairs of my house is slowly being ripped apart and put back together again.  Our kitchen has been replaced and all the floors have been renewed including the floorboards and joists.  We have taken the opportunity to put insulation under the floors which should make this cold house a bit more comfortable. 

The carpenter is now working in the last room.  Woo hoo!  Then I will be able to put all the furniture back where it belongs and come back down from the bedroom where I (and the poor cat) seem to have been hiding away for weeks!  To make matters worse the road outside my house is being dug up by the National Grid.  So I am being bombarded by drilling noises from all directions.

The dust gets everywhere.  So my crafting activities are restricted to the evenings when the cloud of dust has settled.  I don't have anywhere decent to take photos at the moment.  But I managed to take a photo of my current project.  It is a scarf that I am knitting with two 4 ply yarns held together.  The variegated yarn came from a charity shop and the plain blue was donated to me.  I chose to use 6mm needles and the texture is beautifully fluid and soft.  I'm using a one row pattern.  It is so simple and mindless as every row is the same.  

I can't remember where the pattern came from.  So I sadly can't add a link. But experienced knitters will probably be able to work it out from just looking at the photo!
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13 comments:

  1. I hate having workmen in the house bit it has to be done.I am sure it will be fantastic when it is finished and lovely and cosy.

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  2. How awful Una I hate having workmen in too it's so disruptive, it drove me nuts to have someone in at the weekend just to replace my shower. Never mind it will be all worth it in the end. The scarf is going to be very pretty. :) xx

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  3. I have a variegated cone like yours but in green. I too like to combine 2 strands of 4 ply, and using a variegated yarn give the effect an extra lift. I hope you are able to get back to a normal, warm house soon!

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  4. The yarn combination is beautiful I don't envy you the final cleanup of dust.

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    1. The cleanup has been playing on my mind. I started it today in a part of the house well away from the last bit of work being carried out.

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  5. You and your cat will have had lots of stress, poor you!
    Luckily it's almost done!
    I like your scarf, it doesn't have to be a difficult pattern to be beautiful.
    Have a nice week and enjoy your renewed house!
    Sigrid

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  6. Hope that the work is finished soon! I am sure that it will all be well worth it when it is done and the workmen are gone! xx

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  7. I haven't been over for a while and your comment on my blog sent me this way. I have had a little poke around catching up on your latest knits. I like the farmers scarf and your hats are lovely. I really like that green colour. Nearly there then on the home front.Jo x

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  8. Just think how wonderful it will be finished (which it probably is now! Love the colours in the scarf, it will be glorious.

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  9. Wow - what a lot you have going on within and outside the house. I love how well those two yarns blend together. And how wonderful that these "found" yarns are creating something so lovely - both in look and feel.

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  10. I love the color combination. It looks so soft! Sometime a nice, easy, mindless project is the way to go. Good luck with the renovations!

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  11. Construction work is no fun, but you'll be happy with the results, I bet. A warmer house is a blessing! My hubby is presently working on our living room ceiling, and it's all a mess too. The scarf is very beautiful. I love the combined yarn look.

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  12. Una, it's a lovely scarf, the combination of the two wools is most attractive.
    Oh I feel for you trying to live in the house through the alterations - the hammering noise is not good for the nerves. Both you and the cat will be happy when it's all over and you have the house to yourselves again. Plus you'll have the benefit of a warm house and new kitchen - hold that thought on the bad days!

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