November, what an unseasonably mild month it has been.
November, means it really is time to crack on with Christmas crafts. This Osen stocking
is proving a lot of fun to knit.
my Whitlam Cowl and maybe I just had a dud skein of Yorkstone but
I was a little unhappy with it. The yarn had been spliced several times and I
ended up with 4 balls of variable sizes. Not particularly satisfying.
So I bought Chevin (green), White Rose and Wesley Bob (red) with a bit of trepidation -
but no fear! After balling each of the 3 skeins I ended up with 2 equal sized balls of each colour!
This would make a fantastic festive hat wouldn't it?
Progress has temporarily been halted while I wait for a small circular needle in the
appropriate size to land on my door mat.
In the meantime I have just started to crochet the first of several small
bags for Christmas gifts.
We like to have reading material close at hand to our kitchen/dining table, something
to fill our brains while filling our stomachs. For months these books and magazines
have sat on the end of the worktop by the table, their untidiness annoying me. But no longer!
They are now neatly stacked in a wall-mounted magazine rack. I'm really pleased with it,
and with my new book 'Student World Atlas', a super book full of facts, ideal for just
dipping into for a few minutes.
How beautiful our carillon looks through the autumn leaves.
This was built after WWI to commemorate those who gave their lives in the war.
For the size of our town we have a very large event held here on Remembrance Sunday,
with poppies dropped from the top of the carillon.
And for those of you who are interested, here is a definition of a carillon from wikipedia:
A carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a church or municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cup-shaped bells, which are played to produce a melody. A traditional manual carillon is played by striking a keyboard with the fists.
A walk in the city on a Sunday morning while daughter warms up for football.
We tend to walk the same route as we know where we can buy coffee at the end with just
enough time while daughter warms up. I love the mix of city life and buildings we see on
this walk: light commercial, residential,
and even the empty buildings have some beauty.
We could be in the middle of the country here, rather than in a city,
with the tram line passing behind me.
Ummm, coffee at McDonalds - oh, we know how to treat
ourselves on a Sunday morning when it's a home match!
November, and the fair has arrived in town!
And I mean right in the centre of town - how unusual is that!
It brings congestion, confusion, empty shops
but also bright lights, heart-thumping music, candy floss and happy faces!
November, with a huge fireworks display at the town's University and firework
toffee made by my husband (ideal for expanding waistlines and removing loose teeth)
.... yes, I like November!!