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I feel like knitting tonight!

Having spent most of the summer crocheting granny squares for my autumnal shades blanket (now complete, hurrah!) I can’t wait to get back to knitting tonight with the Aylesford Knitting Group. 

Usual time, usual place.  New members welcome at any time.  Please call 01622 792710 for details or email enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk.

Here’s the blanket:

Autumn crochet blanket

Don’t be long, Meka

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Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to our lovely black cat, Meka. He died peacefully earlier this week at the grand old age of 16. He spent 14 of those years with us after joining us from Viking Oak pet rescue centre. The children have grown up with him and we all share the very fondest, happy memories. Meka enjoyed several hobbies, including perforating the handles of carrier bags, hiding pine cones in people’s shoes and, undoubtedly his favourite, kneading my knitting. Although he had his own cat flap into the back garden, he usually insisted on being let out of the front door, where he would lurk in wait for his arch enemy, Ginger from next door. We always told him not to be long for fear he should come to grief in the great outdoors. We won’t have to say that any more now. No longer will I hold my breath as he leaps from the shed roof on to the balcony, or rush to empty a kitchen cupboard so that he can hide from the thunder. But maybe we will carry on doing all of those things, at least for a while, as we gradually come to terms with losing our lovely boy.

Come to our Knitting Picnic!

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As we can’t wait the whole summer through before our next meeting on 10 September, the Aylesford Knitting Group is holding a Knitting Picnic on Wednesday 28 August from 3pm. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members. New to knitting? Why not come along and see what the AKG is all about?
We shall be meeting at The Friars in Aylesford ME20 7BX
http://www.thefriars.org.uk/ at 3pm by the tea rooms before spreading our (hand knitted or crocheted!) blankets in the grounds and enjoying some good food, a natter and a bit of outdoor knitting.
Find the pattern for this lovely crocheted blanket, here:
http://www.knitrowan.com/designs-and-patterns/patterns/picnic-blanket
Contact us by email at enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk
crochet blanket
And here’s one I made earlier!

Knitting Richard!

I shall be knitting in public again on Friday evening when I take my seat at The Friars in Aylesford to watch the amazing Changeling Theatre production of Richard III. Join me!
http://changeling-theatre.com/
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http://www.thefriars.org.uk/

Let us eat cake … and knit!

Despite the risk of that fateful combination of sticky fingers and knitting, we, the bold and brave Aylesford Knitting Group, have eaten cake whilst knitting and nattering this evening. The cake was, of course, a handmadebysoo production and my lovely ladies were kind enough to pay me compliments and suggest I post the recipe.
That’s easier said than done, really, since my method of cake baking is best described as ‘bung in whatever you have in the store cupboard and see what happens’. I have to say this is a fool proof method and there is always someone around who will eat the result. My lovely son is largely fuelled on mummy’s homemade cake!
So what’s the recipe? Simple. Just decide how many eggs you want to use. I usually go for 3 if it’s a small cake and 5 if it’s a family occasion. Weigh your eggs and whatever they weigh add the same weight in SR flour, butter and, preferably brown, sugar. Then you add your store cupboard flavourings. For today’s cake I used coconut, coffee essence and Ovaltine (well, I had no cocoa in stock!). I topped the cake off with a simple icing made from icing sugar and natural yoghurt. And, luckily for me, it worked! Here’s what’s left!
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