Scavenger Hunt

Friday 28 February 2014

A bit of finishing off.

Hi there.  Thanks for popping by.

I had a quick dive into my pile of half finished projects the other day an pulled some out to complete.

Firstly a stripy scarf made in Sublime Woolly Merino.  I got four balls ~ two green and two purple from the Ally Pally Show in 2012.  I wouldn't usually go for a boucle yarn but this is very soft and not bad to work with.  I used 6mm needles and just knit stocking stitch, I didn't mind about the edges rolling.  The stripes are random.
 I carried the non-working yarn up the edges. 
 Also a pair of Bella's Mittens.  I started these to use up some Sirdar Hug that had been hanging around in my stash for ever.  This is a nice easy pattern, which is better if you actually follow the pattern and not think you've got it.  Some rows I cabled every 5 rows, some 6 rows and some 7!
 I noticed this when I came to the next mitten and, as I wasn't going to frog back the whole mitten, I had to match it!  Anyhoo I'm pleased with them.

 The weather around these parts has cheered up slightly ~ we have seen the sun ~ but rain is still a large part of it.
The other morning Miss Clicky went for a horse hide with me ~ as always ~ walking along.  The horse is happier with someone to follow!
We went for about 5 miles and left in lovely sunshine so we didn't take anoraks.  About half way round an ominous black cloud appeared...
 ...and sure enough it started raining.  We were soaked to the skin, even to our knickers.
Then the sun came out and a double rainbow appeared.
So, that's me for now, you never know there might be some more projects to show soon!

See you soon, have fun.

Clicky Needles.

Sunday 23 February 2014

Ravellenic Shawl Finished!!

Hello All!

In between the decorating ~ which is not yet finished, but going well ~ I finished my Ravellenic Shawl.  As I mentioned in my post the other day, my lovely colleague had admired my shawl so I decided to make one for her.   
The yarn, King Cole Country Tweed was very similar to my original, maybe not quite as bright with tweedy flecks.
 A nice easy pattern, without much thought needed, I made the eyelet rows for 5 following rows.
As you can see the edges were rolling a lot, even after wet blocking, and I have set about it this evening with the iron, they are falling a lot flatter now.
 I've more finished projects to show you, which I'll do on my next post, back to school tomorrow, so I should get to bed!

Nice to see you.

Have fun............Clicky Needles.

Monday 17 February 2014

Half Term Decorating

Hi There!

The storm turned out to be very noisy, but no damage done for us.  The dog whined and cried, considering he's 'hard' ~ part Staffie ~ he really is quite a wimp.  He spent the night on our bedroom floor in his bed, which is most definitely not allowed!

Sunday saw a brief respite from the wind and rain, a beautiful sunny day.  I ventured into the garden,  muddy patch, and discovered some hellebores flowering,
and the rhubarb popping up.
Look! blue sky.

It was glorious.  
Tipper was happy, having found a sunny spot.  He does love sun.
We went for a lovely sunny walk in the afternoon well,  I say walk, more of a route march/drag for me, he is very strong.

Mr Clicky would have come too, but he is laid low with the lurgy at the moment, having had some days off work with a nasty cough and no energy. 

This is not good as we are planning to do some decorating in the hall.  This had been on the cards for the past year or so, and we've been trying all sorts of different colours.  Greens, pale pinks, purply colours (supposed to be on the brown spectrum!) 
beige.  We just couldn't get what we wanted.
The other day I bought a YourHome magazine
opened it up and there it was.  Just the look we're after.  We've already bought floor tiles which are similar to those in the picture with some brown in as well.  
I can throughly recommend this magazine, a bit of decorating, up cycling, sewing, crochet, knitting and food for £1.99 ~ bargain.

Righto - I'm off to sand some more, how I hate woodwork, and get some white on the walls to cover up the terracotta and then we can do the top coat.  
Wish me luck!

Bye for now...............Clicky Needles.

Friday 14 February 2014

Ravellenic Shawl

Hello there.

I thought you might like to see how my Ravellenic Girly Shawl is coming along.
I'm using King Cole Country Tweed which is 73% Acrylic, 24% Wool and 3% Viscose in shade Lucky Heather.  Although the yarn is a bit fluffy and splitty the colours are so nice I'll overlook that.
Here it is on my lap whilst watching Lizzie Yarnold win Team GB's first gold medal at Sochi.  Yay!
 I'm giving the shawl to my colleague as a surprise, she's admired my other Girly Shawl made with King Cole Riot, the colours are very similar.
Things are very overcast and damp here, we're on the second wave of the storms.  The rain is lashing the front of the house.  No so good for our Half Term break.  We had thought about going to France but as we have just spent £700 on the car, we're staying put.

Righto, I'm off to batten down a hatch.

See you soon............Clicky Needles.

Sunday 2 February 2014


Hello Folks.

I've just read Fiona's Blog over at KnitKnatKnotUk.  She had a lovely sounding time on Saturday, cycling down to  Bristol Harbourside and then "a cosy afternoon of blog writing, knitting and 6 nations rugby." 

 This was much the afternoon I had planned.  Master Clicky and Me had haircuts in the morning and that was about it.  An afternoon in front of the fire.  The haircuts went fine but on the way home the car decided to conk out. I coasted into a bus stop, the car had died.  I tried several time to turn the engine over but it wasn't playing.  RATS.  A quick phone call to the RAC and a man arrived 3/4 hour later.  He disappeared under the bonnet and, having tried a few things, declared there was nothing he could do.  "No problem," I said, "just tow me up to the garage."  "I can't," he said, "no towing license.  I'll get someone else to come."
Master Clicky and Me got back into the car, and did a crossword and played snap ~ we found not one, but two packs of cards.  Master Clicky not very competitive when it come to snap.  I won. Hands down.
An hour later we spotted a tow truck.  This was fortuitous, because having had a cup of tea at the hairdressers, I need to go to the loo. 
Master Clicky and Me hopped in the cab, we were away and back at the garage in 10 minutes, I threw the keys at the nice man in the shop and ran home to the loo.   I'll be back there on Monday morning to see if they can lend me a car.
 At least these daffs, 2 bunches at £1.00 each, are making me feel a bit more cheery.
And now progress on my cardi.  
I've picked up and knitted the front border and now got to the sleeves.  The border is a bit wavy at the moment but I'm hoping that blocking will sort it out.  
 I've decided to join in with the Ravellenic Games, making a Short Track Shawl as part of the Team GB group. 
We've even had a bit of snow to get me in the mood.
 I've limbered up and am ready for the mass cast-on on Friday.

That's me for now.
Have a great week.
See you soon..............Clicky Needles.