A knitted scarecrow

I’m hoping that this little chap will keep the pesky slugs away from my delphiniums so that they are still in bloom for my charity Garden Open Day on 24 June.

scarecrow

With thanks, of course, to Jean Greenhowe for the pattern … and inspiration.

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A sweet little fairy cake

In preparation for my Garden Open Day I’m planning which recipes to use for our cake stall. These were suggested by one of my lovely knitting ladies, so we tried them at Knitting Group this week. They were a success.

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Elder flower cordial flavoured sponge, combines with lemon curd and elder flower butter cream fillings to create this sweet little fairy cake. Sugar craft and finesse are not my thing – but they really were delicious!

Looking forward, looking back

This year the Fenton Knitting Group will be celebrating its fourth anniversary. Our core membership continues strongly and we welcome every new knitter warmly.

Sitting round the table with friends over your knitting, crochet or sewing, drinking tea, eating cake and keeping up to date with local goings on – what’s not to love?

When I first moved back to Lincolnshire from Kent it was a wrench to leave my knitting group behind, but the joy of that group and the fond memories inspired me to start all over again. I’m so glad I did.

Thank you to the ladies of the Aylesford Knitting Group.

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Different ladies, different projects, different kitchen – same table, same laughter, same joy!

My light as air shrug

Just in time for the warmer weather, I have finished knitting my shrug. The pattern is from Debbie Bliss, Knits for you and your home and the yarn is one of my all time favourites, kid silk haze.

This will be perfect to throw around my shoulders over a summer dress on cooler afternoons or as the sun goes down in the evening. The sleeves are three quarter length and the back reaches down well below the seat.

The whole shrug weighs less than 150g!

shrug

Wool swap!

With thanks to Gill and her kind donation of some lovely yarn, the ladies of the Fenton Knitting Group enjoyed another great wool swap this week.

In honour of Gill and her fundraising endeavours, we have donated our subs this week to her Justgiving page.

Don’t worry, B, we have saved some wool for you!

wool swap

We also enjoyed a slice of Mr handmadebysoo’s birthday cake with our tea!

My ‘louis’ jacket is complete!

I began to feel as if this project really would go on forever, but, thanks to some nice long Sunday afternoon costume dramas on TV and some very snowy weekends, I managed to sit still long enough to finish my lovely long aran jacket. I made it in homage to Louis from Gogglebox, whose cardigan I have coveted since first I spotted it! Here’s a picture of Louis in his – and me in mine!

Picture from Gogglebox, courtesy of The Sun