Felting update

A while back I decided to have some of the lovely Jacob boys and girls wool processed into roving.


I dyed some of it…


…and bagged it up…


I wet felted a few sheets…


Then between life, holidays, daughter visiting and being unwell, I didn’t do much more. But I did do a few things…

I made some dryer balls…

Wool Dryer Balls

I made a flock of  sheep brooches…

I even managed to put both the dryer balls and the brooches up for sale in the shop, and to sell half of both of them, along with all the roving, at last weekend’s craft fair 🙂

I also took a little inspiration from the daisies I posted about a couple of weeks ago,

Oxeye Daisies

… and did a little embroidery on the green piece of the felt I made…


Unfortunately the vibrancy of the green felt – it’s the sheet in the pic at the top – isn’t being picked up by my phone camera in today’s light 😦

So, not a lot over a whole month, but at least something!


Sunday Sevens – 23rd July

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of my week beyond the blog.

I started this week with a migraine, which pretty much put me out of action until Wednesday, by which time Lovely Eldest had arrived for a visit. Although the weather wasn’t great, we went for a trip to Sandy Mouth bay on Thursday…



I was never much one for cartoons as a child, but I did love Top Cat, so this sticker in a VW camper in the beach car park raised a smile…


However I certainly didn’t smile when I got my knitting out on the trip and found I had snapped one of my new Knitpro needles…


Otherwise we just travelled locally, which included several pub visits…


While we were at the Peter Tavy Inn, I spotted my fourth Moor Otter


I also had this marvellous dessert there; Butterscotch with fruit and nut slice…


Unfortunately I couldn’t spend the whole time with Lovely Eldest since I was booked to have a stall at Cowslip Summer fair – which is always a lovely event…



And finally a quick update on my Mystery Mitred Squares progress. I’ve only knitted 7 in 10 days, but as I said at the start, I was out of action for a good few days this week.


Hope you’ve had a good one!

Sunday Sevens – Mr Hicks’ Holiday

Like many other bloggers, I don’t like to ‘advertise’ that I’m going away. So I confess that when I pleaded busyness as my reason for putting my next vlog episode on hold, it was because we were going to be busy holidaying this last week.

With Mr Hicks increasing age and wobbliness of legs, we decided it best not to go too far and booked a dog friendly cottage in Cornwall…


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Mitred Square Mystery

While I’m rather busy at the moment, I don’t have a lot of knitting on the go – just LH’s Christmas Sweater, a couple of pairs of socks and something I’m considering frogging. Time to start some new, but not too overwhelming.

I love mitred squares. They’re cute, clever, quick to knit and satisfying. For quite some time I’ve had an idea in my head for them that I’ve not found the space for.  But right now focusing on one square at a time feel a perfect  project to add to my WIPs.

mitred square 1
Yesterday’s Square

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Sunday Sevens – 9th July

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven pictures of my personal week.

Last Sunday we took a trip to Wembury on the coast. As it was high tide in the middle of the day, we had a walk along the cliff path…


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What needs to give and what you’d prefer


There’s so much going on around here, there’s just no way I can fit in everything I want to do at the moment. So, I’ve had a wee think about what’s will have to a back seat. Although I’m sad to do so, as it’s barely started running, I’m putting my Vlog/podcast on hold.


Meantime, I’m mulling over how to improve it and I hope you would give me some help -if you have a minute – by answering some of the following questions in the comments below:

  1. Do you regularly watch YouTube? If so…
  2. What sort of videos do you watch? and…
  3. What length are they usually?

If you watch knitting/fibre related Vlogs/Podcasts?

  1. What length do you think is ideal?
  2. How often do you watch them?
  3. Who do you watch regularly?
  4. Who do you enjoy most and why?

Sorry that’s a lot of questions and maybe I should have asked them before I started vlogging/podcasting, but if you’ve got time to answer even some of them, That would be fab.

Thank you!