Using up bits

I'm working my way through my stash of Koigu KPPPM and Colinette Jitterbug; it's mainly oddments with the odd single skein here and there. So far there have been several crochet blankets,


a hat and a pair of almost-finished-just-need-thumbs fingerless mittens


and there's still some yarn left. I'm convinced it's breeding...

In the same photo as the mittens are the start of Keiran Foley's Shetland Ruffles (rav link) in two colours of Malabrigo Sock (Dewberry and Solis) and a shawl for Steph in some of my hand dyed sock yarn. 

It's the end of the month

Well, here we are at the end of November and NaBloPoMo. A big pat on the back to myself for posting here every day, as well as on Archive and Hove Daily Photo.

November's been a fairly productive month at Wibbo Towers. I'm almost ready for the Craftaganza Craft Market, most of my Christmas shopping is done/ordered  and I have a couple of things on the needles for me.

I'll leave you with this Groucho Marx quote: "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."

Staying at home


The weather's pretty rubbish today; not particularly cold but horribly windy. I can hear the wind whistling outside my windows and plants on the balcony are getting a serious battering. I don't mind cold weather, rain or even snow but I absolutely hate windy weather and you get an awful lot of it down here on the south coast. Grumble.

So I think it's a day at home for me today. I'm waiting for the next installment of Huldran due out later this afternoon and listening to this which is slightly disappointing and has the distinct whiff of a potboiler. 

Slightly running out of steam

Day 22 and the post title says it all. Maybe that's just how I'm feeling today! This NaBloPoMo thing is a good way of getting back to more regular blog posting though and I'll probably struggle on to the end of the month...

One thing occurs to me today after posting this photograph on one of my other blogs. Written on the back are the children's names and ages - this means that I can date the photograph pretty accurately by looking the names up on census and BMD registers. I'm not related to this family but it's nice to know who they are and when they lived. Without the information written on the back I could only guess.

If you have old family photographs, try and find out who the people are, how they're related to each other and when/where the photograph was taken. Write the details on the back - you might already know the information yourself, but no-one will in the future unless you write it down.