Author Archive: elliesmummy

Apologies for absence!

I have been gone too long! I apologise! Sincerely! The reasons are complex and many. Too boring for details. I am back and hope to be more regular from now on! 🙂

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Originally posted on Azzy Makes:
One of the (many!) problems with having moved house as often as we have (seven times in ten years) is that we’ve gotten pretty good at living and therefore moving, with not a lot of stuff. This may not seem like a problem, but it means we lack a lot…

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Potteric Carr

The Summer Holidays is upon us and although we are totally happy to stay home and relax, there is always a pressure to “do things” with the kids! As we were “passing through” we stopped for a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. As it is right next to the M18 it …

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Knitting News

Have I mentioned that I am struggling to keep up with my blog? Once or twice – oh ok! So I have not mentioned one or two exciting bits of news that I should share. Firstly I am a winner again! Stephcuddles makes lovely stitchmarkers Stitchcuddles and has an Etsy Shop which I may have mentioned …

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POD – Post Olympic Depression

I am struggling to manage all aspects of my life at the moment, so blogging has slipped. It is the long school Summer Holidays here in the UK, so as a Mum with a full-time job and a partner who works in the farming industry, summer holidays are a nightmare to manage! I have been …

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Finishing Friday

I am ploughing through some large projects at the moment so actual finished projects are few and far between! However as I have started on some Christmas knitting and am sorting through stash I can share an FO this week. Meet Jerry the Musical Monkey by Rebecca Danger.   I used some yarn from stash. …

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Finishing Friday ……..slightly late!

I haven’t posted for some time and I have decided that the reason is definitely due to the fact my ipad is not an easy tool to use to blog with. Any suggestions on how to improve this situation gratefully received, however I really miss the pleasing bounce of a real keyboard while typing and …

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Finishing Friday

Technically these were finished last week but as they were a birthday gift I didn’t want to publish in case the recipient saw them. These have been knitted in one of my favourite yarns from Knitting Goddess, which is available locally at Littlehoundales Knits.  This is her self-striping sock yarn in “Jellybean”. I really love …

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Originally posted on knit the hell out:
Last week I was lamenting about the other Ishbel I was working on. After hemming and hawing over how much or little I like the variegation in the yarn with this pattern, I have decided not to rip it, but it can stay in my UFO (unfinished objects)…

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The birds and the bees

Don’t get excited this is not a blog about “50 shades of Grey” or any of the other books in the trilogy. Although I have to say I am enjoying “50 sheds of grey” on Twitter! There has been another break in the wet weather, which allowed me a couple of solitary hours on the allotment …

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