Wednesday, 23 January 2013


... not a lot today.  You will see from the previous few posts that I finished the throw and cushion for DD2, and a rather scrummy velvet one for DD1 but today I really need to keep my head down, and concentrate on clearing/decorating the sewing room.  You can see from the last couple of posts that there's loads to do.

I'm trying very hard not to get side tracked by the beautiful cotton yarn (5 ply) and other goodies I picked up in Lidl yesterday - well, you have to grab these offers while they're there, don't you?!
The pieces of kit were only £1.49 per pack - haven't done French knitting since I was about 10, and already dreaming of what it could make.

The colours are lovely vibrant summer shades (sorry about rubbish pics)

Bright raspberry

Gentle peach

Bright  blue

Tangy turquoise

And last but not least, creamy white for crocheted dishcloths.

BUT ... I must not get sidetracked ... back to the project in hand. Hope to catch you over at Julia's, later, for a cuppa with our feet up -

Love for now, Chris xx


  1. I'd forgotton all about French knitting . we used to do it in the play ground at school with some friends & was alway pesting my mum for scraps of wool to use because my mum was the only one that knittted. Another blast from the past. Have fun with all the wool . jill #56

  2. Wow you are going to be really busy with all those lovely colours have bags of fun
    Ria #92

  3. Wow....I can see a trip to Lidl needed here :-) Fab colours. Really look forward to seeing what you make with it all.
    A x #47

  4. We're no good at knitting, having paws means we're always dropping stitches! Thanks for visiting the bears today

  5. WOW! Love the yarn. Can't wait to see what you make with that beautiful raspberry color! Thanks for sharing and have a great crafty week! Vickie #35

  6. Oh good gal,clearing up and decorating..and think what a double pleasure you'll get to work in there when it's all done....worth the delay in getting on with the new stash for now!!

  7. love the colours of the yarn - knitting is something I have never mastered - Nicky 82

  8. Gorgeous colors! My dd knits, but I definitely don't have that skill!

    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha #164 this week
    and a little late!

  9. ooooohhh I'd forgotten that Lidl were having those goodies in. Someone at knit and knatter was telling us last week. I must try and visit. We've had and still have quite a lot of snow around and it puts you off going out. Sorry I'm late visiting. Anne x #145

  10. What bargains from Lidls! Have a good week-end using them and Happy 100th, jo x

  11. Hullo there Chris,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely wool here!

    Did you know (re spare patchwork squares down below) that Jozarty had a Lilly-bo quilt blog connected to her WOYWW. She is trying to get folks to make quilts and a bag to carry them in for children with cancer her little grandie has suffered with it you see as have others on WOYWW.
    see here:

    and here for just quilts:

    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

  12. Love the yarn .... so inspiring.. Im a yarn addict just now. Im enjoying crocheting and knitting

  13. Lovely yarn but very naughty you are supposed to be stash busting haha

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