Sunday, 14 June 2009

I went to the seaside

Me by the sea. I had fun and I got wet. I didn't find any crabs though. Mummy found a dead one but she wouldn't let me have it. I got a bit of daddy's chicken roll though :-)

XXX Digey

Yesterday was

Worldwide knit in public day!!! Obviously I HAD to support this important event. I'm not sure this is a great photo of me (!!) but at least I'm knitting in public. We went to Leysdown in Kent and I got out my needles proudly. I don't think anyone actually noticed that I was knitting but at least I had a go. And yes, I know I hold my needles in a weird way but it works for me!!

Digey had a fab time too, paddling in the sea and sunbathing. A good day out for all!

Friday, 12 June 2009

I might not be able to knit.....

....but I caught another crab today. Chuckle chuckle.

XXX Digey

As promised - some knitting!!!!

Yes, I have some finished items!!!!!!

This is my first lace shawl. It's knitted in some vintage (i.e. old!) yarn I got from eBay. It's a blend of 50% merino wool and 50% cotton. Super soft. I'm very pleased with it and I was extra chuffed to find matching tassels - in Basildon market, no less!!!! The pattern is by Ilga Leja, a gorgeous pattern and very easy to follow. I have a couple more of her's that I am keen to knit. I'm now knitting it again in my GORGEOUS laceweight that Colin bought me (reluctantly - it was VERY expensive!!) on my birthday from IKnit London. That will teach him to take me to a wool shop on my birthday. Tee hee!

The next one is my first ever piece of laceweight, again one of my eBay bargains! Well, I've never knitted anything this fine before so I thought I'd start with something cheap!! Mind you, it is still 100% hand-dyed wool from Uruguay so it wasn't bad stuff. I'm very pleased with it, especially with myself for actually finishing it! My blocking leaves a bit to be desired but I am sure it will get better. I've got the bug now and I'm really into lace knitting and laceweight yarn. Lots of shawls for me!

As I'm so pleased with myself, I thought I would show you a close up of the stitch pattern so you can see just how clever I am (tongue firmly in cheek, of course!!!!!!).

I have also made a couple of little neck scarves but they need to be blocked. Watch this space!

Monday, 8 June 2009


I found a crab. Yaaay me! Mighty hunter. She gets HER crabs from Marks and Spencer but I hunt my own.

My tummy feels funny.......

I can't believe that dog!!!!!!

We were at Coalhouse Fort this morning having a nice walk when HE jumped into the lake, stuck his nose into a hole in the bank and came out with a crab!!!! Which he then ate. Whole!!! Shell and everything. Preparing myself for the inevitable outcome - newspaper at the ready.......