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First handmadebysoo makes at The Barn

Following our big move to Lincoln from Kent, we have been very busy unpacking countless boxes.  With just a few remaining and our minds beginning to turn, already, to decorating, it was time to get out the sewing machine and run up a few new cushions for the garden.  The colour scheme was chosen to match our bright red new garden parasol.  All the fabrics are from my remnant stash and include, as ever, vintage upholstery fabric samples, Laura Ashley swatches and, on this occasion, some lovely soft vintage cotton sheets found in a Lincoln charity shop.  Sold as ‘dust sheets’ at just £1 each, I decided they were worthy of a much more crafty use!

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Casting off for the very last time …

The Aylesford Knitting Group will meet in Soo’s kitchen for the very last time this evening for a real ‘casting off’ as Soo heads north for Lincoln on Friday and lots more knitting in The Barn.

Best wishes everyone and thank you from the very bottom of my knitting stash for all the laughs and gossip and all the things you have taught me about knitting and much more besides!

Soo x

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Watch this space for knitting news from Lincoln, very soon!

Lincoln or Aylesford?

There is a rumour, with some foundation in truth, it has to be said, that handmadebysoo will shortly be relocating to Lincoln.  Travelling back from Lincoln to Aylesford this afternoon by train handmadebysoo was crocheting granny squares, natch (!) which led to a lovely conversation with a complete stranger, but fellow knitter, so therefore already a friend, about the best way to use up the stash before the husband becomes too aware of it.  It seems that knitting (and crochet) do indeed help break through the great North/South divide.  Mr handmadebysoo is already concerned that the Aylesford stash is going to need its very own pantechnicon to make its way up to Lincoln in a couple of weeks’ time. How many granny squares could humanly be created between now and then to avoid this prophecy coming true?  The answer is, not that many considering there is the rest of the house to pack up, too, not just the knitting wool!

Never mind, normal business continues amid the chaos of our impending move up north and the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, as usual.  Here’s a lovely photo of DeeDee taken by our Japanese visitor.  It was a rare moment of posing on DeeDee’s part as she usually runs towards anyone showing her the slightest attention (some would call this tarty behaviour, but we could not possibly pass on such a derogatory remark about such an elderly and revered ‘lady’!) which kind of spoils any photo opportunities.

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