|Rowan Fine Lace & beads - shawl|
|Jam & Marmalade pots filled with beads!|
|Beady Bits for stitch markers|
Armadillos stock a small selection of knitting yarn and I have bought sock yarn before so I was pleased to see she had something a bit different to the usual Opal and Regia.
I bought one ball for £7 of Katia Ole Rainbow!
|from the top!|
|to the side!|
While looking through discount book shop The Works, I came across this! Knits Men Want. And of course being marked down I couldn't resist even if in my family at least, apparently NO knits is what men want here! bah!
The weather turning now toward autumnal coolness means the cats are beginning to find hiding places to snuggle up to avoid the chill outside and here are some photo's of our cats.
|Lilly snuggled up in the duvet|
|Bertie resigned to squeezing into a shoe box!|
|finally Bertie gets permission from Lilly to join her on the bed!|
|Bertie gets his claws & teeth stuck in!|
|the lovely Misty knitting up wonderfully and brightly!|
I was lucky enough also to get a birthday discount off one of Liat's super ebook classes too with 50% off the Superstar Knitting - thats me set for winter!
Elsewhere we are missing no.1.son as he returned to his Uni digs at the end of last month and is due to start his term today! we wish him luck and hope he is as successful this year as last was for him.
Our youngest son is off to a political debate today with some of his college classmates - interesting that both our lads are interested in this subject because neither I nor my husband, their dad is!
On tv we are watching a few interesting programmes - Great Brisish Bakeoff reaches the semi finals this week and we can't believe its nearly the end! Doctor Who is off now until Christmas, but Merlin is back! XFactor is underway and causing all sorts of wailing and drama and thats just the viewers!!!
Downton Abbey is fun! We love Maggie Smith! A new one is Making Faces which features our local Hospital and I wasn't sure if I wanted to watch or not but I've seen half the programmes and they were interesting.
Having had my Mother go through horrid experiences with her malignant melanoma attached to back of her eye its not easy viewing bringing back some unpleasant memories, but the programme is sensitive and its not shocking as such. The one thing my late-Mother always said was that she didn't want to "frighten the children" to her Doctor and specialist.
Still baking! popular at the moment is my chocolate fudge filled and topped sponge cake! and now we've turned cool I'm switching to lovely soups for lunch! current fad is roast butternut squash and spicy chilli and chick pea soup! yum!