Stott Park Bobbin Mill

We woke up this morning to gorgeous sunshine and set off along the coast road to Ulverston.    I was dragging a reluctant Katie to an historic bobbin mill. I’m old enough to remember wooden cotton reels like these and I knew I would find it interesting to see where they were made. I just…

Crochet in Cumbria

Katie and I have decamped from Cornwall to Cumbria for a couple of weeks. My lovely partner Jason lives and works in Barrow-in-Furness which is at the south western tip of the gorgeous Lake District so we’re lucky to have a base here. The journey up was, as usual, horrendous. Traffic jam after traffic jam…

Frustrating Festival Fun blanket

You know everyone has times when things really don’t go to plan? Well I’m having one of those times but I won’t let it defeat me. As I mentioned in a previous post I was going to leave the Oh So Sample! blanket for a while and do some sewing. Now I know I’m in…

Oh So Sample! blanket Rows 1-4

Oooh it’s starting to have the feel of a blanket now, heavy and snuggly. I’ve sewn squares 16-20 on and it’s getting too big for close up pictures and it’s big enough to attract the attention of the dogs who love blankets! Here is Pheobe “helping” me take a picture. And again… And again… Here…

Oh So Sample! blanket 16 – 20

Over the weekend I attached the third row to the blanket and I’m really liking the effect. I do love the textural quality of some of the squares, I think popcorn is my new favourite stitch. I’ve completed another row and am thinking I will need 8 or possibly 9 rows to make it a…

Cornish Cartwheel Granny Square

If you follow me on Instagram¬†you will have seen that I went to the lovely Liskeard Show on Saturday. ¬†It’s a tiny version of the many County and agricultural shows around the country and it’s really worth a visit if you’re in the area. You could travel around the show on a horse drawn open…

Oh So Sample! blanket 11 – 15

I’m finding it really easy to make squares for this blanket. During the day I’m doing really physical work re-designing my front garden so in the evenings, after a much needed shower and hair wash, I’m happy to slump on the sofa with the dogs, watch something easy going on TV and make a up…