Sunday, February 24, 2008

And the winner is...

... the weasel!

J has seen a weasel running about the garden down in Dumfries and Galloway and making its way into its little home in a hole in the wall, or his alternative residence, which is a hole in the ground.

Unfortunately the weasel itself is too fast to photograph, we'd need a team from the BBC to have a 24/7 cam up, but we can show you its little dwelling places.

Imagine our surprise when we can see a flattened path leading up to the rowing boat.
J starts chuckling and I ask him what's up. He says, "don't get a fright if this guy shoots out when I lift this up." Well no guy but a pile of warehoused crab apples from the tree in the garden! So I fall about laughing, remembering how it has been obvious that some creature or other has been plundering the compost bin, where I put the rotten windfalls.

So, to cut a long story short, although we haven't seen him or her with our own eyes, all the signs point to a weasel using the rowing boat as a shelter for a heap of mouldering crab apples. Bon appetit, buddy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A photo clue, I hope....

Here's a close-up of what is stored in the stash, in case that helps.
This is a crop of the previous picture.

So, whose stash is it?


Where is it stored?

Don't give up yet, there's still all to play for. x K
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Stash competition

NO, not my stash, for once!

So here's the competition for all you smart eagle-eyed people.....

WHOSE stash do you reckon this is?

And WHERE do you think it might be stored?

Can you tell?

A knitterly prize will be offered to the person who can work out the answer, or for the closest guess.

One part of the question is not too hard, the other is a little more challenging.

Good luck, and knock yourselves out with the guesses!
x K

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Share the love....and the cash

Happy Valentine's Day!

Right, now I've sweetened you up, I'll direct you over to my friend Lilith's blog because she is running the Cancer Research Race for Life in memory of her late dad who died in 2001.

She has set up a special blog to chart her progress and to raise funds for the cause. As well as a link to the donation page, you'll also find some other interesting links about the event and the charity.

Not only can you donate to a great charity, you can be in with a chance to win some of the lovely prizes up for grabs.

Share the love......and the cash!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Manly Ribbed Scarf

I've been tagged by TangledFrog and I'll need some time to think it over.
In the meantime I can show you some photos of a scarf I finished for J in January.
It has been finished for a couple of weeks but the weather has been a bit too wild to try to photograph it in the daylight. Even in these shots you can see it has been anchored down by some pretty hefty stones.
This was a nice easy knit and the colour-changes made it just interesting enough. 20 rows Twilleys Freedom Spirit, 18 Sirdar Peru, 16 Twilleys etc.
The whole middle third was done in the Twilleys 513 which is a variegated turquoise colour.
I don't think I'll be rushing to use the Sirdar Peru again, but I've continued to enjoy the Twilleys on this project.

In other news, I've been trying to do a major clear-out and tidy up. I've got lots of lovely things at home and I want to be able to reach them to enjoy them, so if I don't know it to be useful or believe it to be beautiful (includes sentimental appeal) it has to go. Five bin bags to charity this weekend and still plenty ahead to tackle.

Happy Knitting. x K