12 December 2013
07 December 2013
Christmas Day 1662 ... dined by my wife's bedside with great content, having a mess of brave plum-porridge and a roasted pullet for dinner, and I sent for a mince pie abroad, my wife not being well to make any herself yet. Christmas Eve 1663 ... Thence straight home being very cold, but yet well, I thank God, and at home found my wife making mince pies. Christmas Day 1666 ... Lay pretty long in bed, and then rose, leaving my wife desirous of sleep, having sat up till four this morning seeing her mayds make mince-pies.Which last leaves me wondering just how many mince pies they were making! And thinking that a maid or two in the kitchen at Knitso Towers wouldn't go amiss come Christmas. Pepys refers to knitting too: My wife was late making of caps for me, and the wench making an end of a pair of stockings that she was knitting of. I just thought I'd throw that in ... the sticks and string don't seem to have been mentioned much here of late. I do have some more Runrig Muffatees on my needles, intended as a Christmas present - they're quick to knit and highly recommended when time is short - but bigger projects always take a back seat at this time of year. I'm making plans though ... when I eventually have the time I'm going to knit this and this (Ravelry pattern links here and here). Clearly it's going to take me a while! How about you? What's on your needles? And what have you been baking lately?
04 December 2013
28 November 2013
I prefer winter ... the bone structure of the landscape ... the loneliness of it, the dead feeling ... something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.So said artist Andrew Wyatt, and so say I. After autumn's fruition comes a sleeping time, the seeds in the soil, their skeletal ancestors crumbling sentinels above. A time when the shadows of colours take centre stage. Winter. Do you prefer it?
* I do also have an iPhone 5, and a rather nifty compact Sony, but I'm a DSLR gal through and through, soooo much more is possible with a decent DSLR. I'm a lucky gal too, to get a new one, I know it.
Don't forget to visit the other Colour Collaborative blogs for more of this month's posts, including three from November's guest bloggers, just click on the links below ... Sandra at Cherry Heart       Nina at Tabiboo       Gillian at Tales from a Happy House Alex at Lola Nova       Lori at Lori Times Five       Madelief at Madelief What is The Colour Collaborative?All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.