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Knit and Natter

And no laughing at the knit part later on. This week has gone all by itself. Do you have weeks like that where you wonder , just what did I do? I know I have cut the grass, and the garden isn’t looking too awful.

These tulips opened up and looked gorgeous.

The weather has been all over the place. Tuesday was cold enough for jumpers again, yesterday sunny and hot and out came the lightweight trousers and top. And we are predicted days hotter than the Med.

I have enjoyed the embroidery group this week. Third time now, and no longer the newbie. We met in a pub , cheap place to meet. Trouble was not enough table space to spread out on. I have started to stitch a stitchbook, materials purchased , well before we moved I think or shortly after.

I had done a lot of preparation at home. Constructed the book, and created basic layouts for all the pages.

Everything was pinned ready to go.

I hadn’t realised quite how much I wanted to change things around, and all the scraps of lace I’d like to add. Plus it’s a slow stitching mindful piece and a pub and chit chat didn’t really work. I’m trying a different project next time and we won’t be in a pub either. Worrying about sticky tables didn’t help. I’ll enjoy finishing this project at home .

Right the knitting. I have been knitting a soft toy. It’s a pattern using tinsel yarn and is for a Highland cow. You know, orange and horns and long hair and very pretty. I figured if I made it yellow it would look like the Oxford United Ox.

Like this.

Only it didn’t quite work out. I blame the pattern. The knitting instructions were fine, it was the construction part that went amiss. I didn’t know what was the front or back or top or bottom, or how the neck was supposed to fit and as for stuff head firmly before adding safety eyes, without telling you which way up the head was. All I can say is I did my best.

It does as my son said, look more like a pig!

Ah well, can’t win them all. I’ll stick to baby wear for a while now.

I hope you have nice things planned for the weekend. It’s Baby P’s christening on Sunday. Looking forward to it a lot, and tomorrow a plant sale!

Take care,

Cathy x

Comments on: "Knit and Natter" (25)

  1. The cow looks cute no matter what it really looks like 😊

  2. Crafting in a pub while meeting with a crafting group sounds wonderful! A couple months ago I had a pint while knitting and visiting with friends and that was delightful. I like the atmosphere of pubs for some reason. We are going to Dublin in the fall and we plan to go to many pubs. Your tulips are beautiful! I like your Highland Cow, it looks great to me!

  3. I love your baby coo! He really is adorable 🙂 I’m interested to see your embroidery book – it looks like a wonderful project!

    • Thank you. I am using the materials provided plus some more. It’s been interesting to see how to construct the book itself. I am hoping it will inspire me to go on.

  4. That sparkly cow is full of character! It makes me smile.
    Have a wonderful family weekend. Precious times!

  5. It looks like you’re enjoying your crafting time. You’ve reminded me once again that I need to make more time for this.

  6. He’s characterful! Love him 😄

  7. You definitely created a cute baby coo 👏

  8. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    I think it looks like a highland cow too. Have wonderful christening

  9. I can see the Highland cow just fine!

  10. I admit I laughed but only because I think it’s very cute. I agree its nose could do with being brown but other than that it’s lovely so don’t be too hard on yourself, especially if the instructions weren’t very clear 🙂

  11. Your Coo is adorable! 🙂

    Those tulips… so beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  12. He’s lovely and you put an awful lot of work into your cooo – and as batty mentioned he’s a bit on the short side (but they are aren’t they) – but his white nose doesn’t look quite right. Is it too late to change it to a browny colour? I will say I admire your determination to do something different though. Xx

  13. Going Batty in Wales said:

    I think it is just that the legs are a bit short for a cow but otherwise he/she is lovely.

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