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Yarn Along and a winner!

The winner of the Owl

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is Sharon at Creativity and Family. Please email me you address and I will make sure he is flying your way!

The tinsel yarn obsession knitting continues with some Halloween fun.

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One spider and a pumpkin. This yarn (King Cole Chunky Tinsel) has really put the fun back into knitting! And it’s not over yet, oh no… more later. Meantime I have made some slight progress with the cable cardigan. The front is proving much easier to manage , less repeats so less chance of my loosing concentration.

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I finished the Taxidermist’s daughter by Kate Mosse and it did get rather gruesome, not for the faint hearted. So on my Read through the alphabet challenge I reached N. There is a distinct paucity of authors whose surname begins with an N. In the library a mere one shelf, compared to authors beginning with C who have six shelves. I had never heard of any of the N writers available in the library, and so choose this book, because a, it wasn’t too long if I didn’t like it, b, I liked the cover, c, it is a volume of short stories so surely I would like some of them, d, the blurb on the back looked promising and finally , e, I didn’t like the look of any of the others.

The reason I started this challenge was to remind myself of authors I loved but had forgotten and more importantly to find new authors. Stuart NadlerĀ  really ticks this box for me. The book is called The Book of Life. The stories concern ordinary people dealing with ordinary life events, love, death, marriage, children, empty nest syndrome etc and each one has moved me. I love it. This one book has made this rather ridiculous challenge of mine absolutely worth while!

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Yarn Along and Giveaway!

First of all a little Giveaway. I am having so much fun with the King Cole Tinsel Yarn I decided to make this little cutie and offer her as a Giveaway.

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Please let me know if you would like to give her a loving home, by leaving a comment. The giveaway is open till 8am BST on Wednesday 19 October, and I will announce the winner later that day.

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Hurrah, I have finished the back of the scary cable cardigan I am making for my granddaughter. This is the start of the left front. The orange thing, well that is part of my next King Cole Tinsel creation. Any ideas what it’s going to be?

Continuing my personal Read through the Alphabet challenge I have now reached M and the wonderful Kate Mosse. A suitable gothic tale for this time of year.

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I have a Tahdah moment..

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What do you think? And I just had to make a hat to go with it.

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So onto my next project. And a bit of a deadline on this one as it is for Master T’s 5th birthday in February.

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Now I have challenged myself this year to increase my knitting skills and the fronts and sleeves in this jacket have cables. Wish me luck, I am trying to teach an old bod new tricks here.

Currently reading The Mistletoe Bride by Kate Mosse. OH MY, are these good short stories. Make a note of the book peeps for your Halloween reading later in the year. These tales are seriously good yarns.

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