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.
Everyone who met our delightful Japanese visitor will be pleased to hear that she has arrived home safely in Tokyo. She has kindly sent a photo of her English souvenirs. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that there is a handmadebysoo teapot and cosy included in her haul!
In case you were wondering whether to get up from your garden chair and head over to Aylesford this evening with your knitting, I am happy to let you know that the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tonight, usual time, usual place.
There will also be cake, courtesy of a Hummingbird Cafe recipe. Yum!
Several ladies have noticed that Dee Dee hasn’t turned up for knitting on Tuesday evenings for the past few weeks. Please rest assured that she is very much with you in spirit. It’s just that she hasn’t recently had much time or energy left for knitting. She has been so busy looking after her Daddy as he recuperates and all that caring tends to take it out of an elderly girl. Here she is having a little snooze on the sofa once her daily duties are complete.
Just in case you were wondering … the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tonight, usual time and place. It’s our first meeting of the New Year, so let’s share our knitting resolutions. My number one plan is to work through my WIPs without starting too many new projects. Let’s see how long that lasts! Oops! I fear I may already have broken that particular resolution.
Never mind. As I always say – you’re not a proper knitter until you have at least 9 or 10 projects on the go at once!
I’m busy today putting the finishing touches to the Christmas decorations, as it’s the Aylesford Knitting Group’s Christmas party this evening. This jolly knitted Christmas wreath will take pride of place on the front door, so everyone knows they have the right house.
The mince pies are warming, the (home-made) limoncello is cooling.