Friday, 9 May 2014

Trying something new

I want to make this -  Mollie Makes Issue 40

but first I need to learn how to knit Fair Isle from this - Nicki Trench Book
look it's named Rhubarb & Custard! using this - Stylecraft 
also looking at the magazine article I need to buy a few more shades, oh how hard that will be!

Anyway tomorrow I will be back blogging about these new arrivals -

Enjoy your day xx

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  1. The new arrivals look so interesting!

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    1. Thank you, the plants are Samphire, Sea Kale & a Feverfew plant.

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  2. Like the trying something new. You are very good learning first, I would just wade in with the pattern, no impulse control here.

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    1. I am being very well behaved but only because the pattern I am practising on is in a book I received yesterday. Otherwise I would have jumped straight in & make a complete muck of it.

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  3. Love the pattern and really glad you're going for it, good luck! I look forward to seeing how you get on.

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    1. Pretty isn't it, I'm quite confident, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I'm still all fingers & thumbs though!

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  4. Thanks, and you too! Flighty xx

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    1. I hope the weather brightens you for you this weekend, it is a little intermittent here, I just wish it would stay drier longer than it rains. I need to get some planting done!

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  5. Rhubarb and Custard - how seasonal is that?

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    1. Great isn't it, I would like to think it was the pattern that swayed me into using it but really it was the name!

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  6. I love it! :) It's very colourful, and the pattern is very original.

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    1. It's very pretty isn't it. I hope I am able to make it.

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  7. I remember doing fair isle in my teens but haven't done any since then, I'm a bit nervous of trying it again. I've never tried samphire but they've used it alot on Masterchef this year so I'm quite intrigued.

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    1. I found it easier than I thought it would be. I'm still fingers & thumbs. I'm sure it would come back to you if you do try again. I had a little nibble & there is a slightly salty taste to it. It is only a small plant so I think I will buy some seeds so I have some more. I must admit I'm looking forward to using it.

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  8. Hi Joanne Ive just found your blog after you started following mine so Ive become your newest follower. I hope the fair isle is going ok, I've just recently been learning to crochet and am about to finish my first bag
    have a great weekend
    Jackie x

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    1. Your are very welcome, so far so good! Crochet is very addictive I have found but the so is my garden. Have a great weekend.

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  9. That is a very pretty pattern.

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    1. It is yes, I was rather taken with it & was thrilled to find I had a suitable yarn in my stash.

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  10. Lovely post and thank you for sharing I am sure you Patten will work out love the plants I possible have some new things tomorrow as going to the Norfolk Showground to the spring garden show held their first time of going

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    1. Thank you Linda, I hope you take plenty of photos, I haven't been to a garden show for yonks but we are planning to visit the Tatton Park one in July. I hope you have a great time there.

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  11. Herbal remedies fascinate me and I have started to collect all the available ones that do well in our climate. In the greenhouse I have a very nice selection of scented geraniums as well along with a few of the much used kitchen herbs that dislike our cool seasons.

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    1. I want some scented leaved geraniums, I really should send off for some. I did see some for sale outside the post office in the next village last year. I like the idea of buying them that way. Have a good weekend.

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  12. I saw that in MM and thought how lovely it looked, but it is way beyond my ability as I cannot even knit! I spotted the samphire and am very intrigued as to how you will be growing it, so I look forward to reading about that! xx

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    1. It is pretty isn't it, to be honest it is beyond my knitting abilities at the moment but if I don't give it ago I won't do. It will be a long,long project. I hope the samphire will spread, it's tiny at the moment.

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  13. Good luck with the project, the finished article should be quite lovely.xxx

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  14. Ooh, lovely new plants and the wool is delicious. I hope it goes well.

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    1. I know, lots of things to do. I think I have taken on a little more than I can manage, I will persevere.

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  15. That project looks fantastic, so bright and fresh. I look forward to seeing the finished product. Xx

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    1. It is isn't it, I am looking forward to completing it, however it may be some time of yet, I will be taking regular photos for updates.

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  16. Looks like you have lots to keep you busy, enjoy.

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    1. Yes, knitting this cowl will keep me far to busy, I think I may be struggling.

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  17. Wow, that fair isle cowl/scarf in Mollie Makes is gorgeous. I wish I could knit like that but I fear I'm a way off that yet! Lovely patterns and colours here, lots of inspiration. x

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    1. It is, I noticed it in last months edition. I can't knit like that, it's my first fair isle project. I'm not buying the book yet until I have finished it as I am sure it will say for advanced knitters only. It will only put me off. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  18. Fairisle is great fun and very warm to wear, just remember not to pull your loops at the back to tight.
    It's great fun to grow new plants, I have a couple new things in my garden this year, can't wait for cucamelons to grow.

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    1. I am struggling with the loops at the back, the front looks ok on the front ofmy practise square which I keep on frogging. However it is my first attempt so I will be persevering. It is I'm looking forward to both the sea kale & samphire. It will be interesting to see how you get on with the cucamelons, I might give them a go next year.

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    2. Twist the threads at the back so they hold each other together, if you knit loose you should not have to much if a problem,if you knit tight, then ensure the loops are not to tight, get some scrap wool and practise, all the effort is worth it.

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