Tuesday, 23 October 2007

'Proper' Autumn Days



Its Half Term! Yey! ....and the weather is great! Sunny & crisp. Mr J, Moss & me took to the byeways this afternoon, taking me away from the laptop (school stuff), him from the garden & Moss from playing at 'farm dog'! We had a lovely walk around Fewston Reservoir, a local 'beauty spot' that I had never walked around. It is at least 10 minutes drive from home!


On the knitting front, The Wool Peddler Shawl is at the lace stage. The photo is a bit rubbish. Its navy blue, but the light was going when I took the photo. It may be a bit bigger than the pattern states. Depends on the yarn situation but the yarn (Jaegar extra soft merino) is snuggly soft as always. I have aquired some more in dark grey for...... something nice......for me! Cumberpatch uk are selling it at half price!!!!!!! The first of the toe up River Rapid socks is nearing completion. I am going to attempt Elizabeth Zimmerman's sown bind-off!

I have just discovered 'bloglines' which is a 'widget' that sits on the toolbar of my laptop & watches for new posts on my favorite blog reads. That should save me missing some & using up knitting time checking for ones that are not there. Google 'bloglines' & follow the instructions on the tin! I have also uploaded some 'Yahoo widgets'. They are more lesson orientated (like a stopwatch to display on my laptop & via the LCD projector to the board at the front of the classroom) but the nice little clock that sits in front of all programmes, tells me its time to cook some tea!

4 comments:

Heather L. said...

Loved seeing your pictures and your doggy! I've just finished reading "The Dogs of Windcutter Down" by David kennard -- it was SO good. Perhaps you've seen it -- all about the life of a shepherd and his dogs down in Devon.

Queen of the froggers said...

Bloglines is great isn't it. I love the way the shawl is looking .

Dipsy Doodle said...

I so adore this first pic that you posted - you captured the atmosphere, the whole feeling so perfectly! And the photo with your doggy is so great too - as well as the shawl, you're doing some amazing work there!

sarah said...

Can't stop, have to go and look at Cucumberpatch...