Grandson will be a happy boy ,Julie.
De Etta ,glad you eventually made a start .Knowing you it will be completed in no time .I keep thinking of knitting a new blanket for one of the GGD as her previous one appears to have been washed with something dark .....it looks disgusting but I know her mother ,unfortunately, and think a new one would end up the same .
I have something on a thread waiting for me to recall which needles I was using.
Karen ,those are absolutely beautiful pieces of tatting .
De Etta , your little bear is cute ,satisfied a need for you and means you can go on your merry way with a smile .
Melanie ,a great time away ,obviously ,and so pleased you enjoyed it after your traumatic days in the hurricane .
Julie ,a good tale about the e mail 😂
Firstly don’t worry if that double yo becomes one thread on the next row as you just make your 2 stitches into it.
If there are problems with the pattern why not go to Ravelry ,search for patterns then choose fingering weight .There are so many lovely patterns for free .
Goodness De Etta what a creative mind you have .I just do what the pattern says and sometimes that is challenging enough !
Thank you ,Janet Lee .Your photographs are stunning and I can imagine a shawl in the colours produced by the sunshine and I knitted a more muted one during my hectic summer .
No ,Barbara ,there are no beads in it .It is so versatile to make it bigger ,use different colours etc .
Well I am here again .Changed details with KP after trouble over a change of e mail address and had a busy summer so really felt a break was appropriate .
I have tried to keep up with you all and hope to pop in more often .
The test knit for Elizabeth was a bit frantic but the pattern is now released and everyone seems to be enthused with it which is rewarding.
I think Sue has already mentioned that she was able to call when she was in the UK .That was a treat ,being able to see her and her DH .It was a pity that Linda was away at the time .
Norma ,hurry up and get right .That shoulder should be sorted .My daughter is having an op on hers very soon .Sure you enjoyed having your visitors .
This is my piece I did for Elizabeth .
I have just knitted something similar .The long stitches are slipped on the wrong side .
I haven’t seen any swaps going on for some time .Sorry you have been ill and hope things are now better.
I quite agree with the fact they would,at one time,have been called mongrels but demand for certain mixed breeds has meant an increase in the value of the dog.
I wonder if one of the reasons for taking the fathers' name at that time would mean that in the event of his death the child would qualify for some sort of payment .This is only a thought of mine ,not fact .
I know of someone who was killed in the Falklands war leaving a pregnant girlfriend but his parents received the compensation.They were good people and passed it to the girl.
As you are in the UK I suggest Sirdar Snuggly .I always use Sirdar ,there is a spotty version and crofter which is variegated .As for ordering ,Wool Warehouse ,Love Knitting ,Black Sheep Wools and Deramores all stock it so compare the prices .W.W .is probably the quickest at getting the order posted out .