Sunday Sevens – 21st May

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens, which was started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins.

After a long dry spell it felt quite a relief to have to real Dartmoor weather arrive at the beginning of last week.


On the fibre front I finished dyeing the Jacob roving. Β Now I need to do something with it.


Lovely husband got on with his list of jobs. Here’s some frames he’s painted; a notice board and a cabinet we got for next to nothing at the auction…


On Wednesday I picked up two new needles I’d ordered. One for socks, the other to encourage me to knit Lovely Husband’s Christmas sweater.


On Wednesday we also won the pub quiz for the first time in ages.


While out cycling I couldn’t help smiling at this tree trunk…


On Saturday my neighbours had a BBQ and we had a lovely tour around their garden. Here’s just two of their ponds…


And for Mr Hicks fans, here he is in one of his favourite ditches. I’m afraid it’s the same pic as last week, but it’s the only ‘puddle he’s been in this week.


Hope you’ve had a great week.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 21st May

  1. Ooer! Two ponds eh? I suppose we won’t be seeing you on ‘Neighbours from Hell’ anytime soon πŸ˜‰
    That roving has come out beautifully. The only craft I know that uses roving is needle felting but I feel that you will enlighten me on many more uses for it.

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    1. Ha ha! Actually my neighbour has been digging the ponds himself, so nowhere near as posh as you’re insinuating. You can spin roving and wet felt it too. Not sure what else, but don’t hold your breath for me to start spinning.

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  2. Can imagine how much rain you have had up there by the rivers around here.
    Beautiful colours. Not heard of roving but look forward to seeing what you do with itπŸ˜ƒ
    Your neighbours have a wonderful garden, has Mr Hicks ever been tempted to paddle in one of those ponds!

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    1. Oops! Sorry, we have a tendency to send it all down off the moor. Yes, a lot of rain, but we so needed it and I haven’t had to water the trees we planted or my planters, which i was getting quite sick of doing.
      Glad you like the colours, they were all a bit random.
      Mr Hicks has never been in their garden, but I’m sure he’d be straight in the ponds if he visited.

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  3. I believe you were much overdue for a pub quiz win – so well done on that! (I miss doing things like that!) Mr Hicks in a puddle pic is always a welcome sight, reprised or not. The colours of your roving are fab – I guess I assumed you were going to do some spinning of some kind – wrong huh? I often look at Knit-Pro needles and wonder what it would be like to work with them. Are they worth the expense?

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    1. Thank you. We were. Almost published without the Mr Hicks pic, but knew I’d be in trouble with his fans if I did. yes, felting not spinning πŸ™‚ I think knitpro needles are definitely worth it, although, yes expensive. Don’t tell hubby πŸ™‚

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  4. Beads and Barnacles

    Looks like a good week. I also assumed a) you were going to be spinning that roving and b) Mr hicks would have been straight in those ponds

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  5. Hurrah for knitting the Christmas jumper!! Mr Hicks in a puddle is always welcome, hugs to him. I love the colours of your roving, and can’t wait to see what happens next. Well done on the pub quiz, a long ovedue win. Have a super week.

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    1. Don’t cheer too soon, I haven’t started back on the Christmas sweater yet. Knew I’d be in trouble with you if I didn’t post a pic of HRH. He says thanks for the hugs and sends snuggles and we both wish you a lovely week xx


  6. Aw, dear Hicks – Sevens wouldn’t be the same without him. I have lots of roving and a drop spindle which I’ve never used. One day I’ll spin it. Love those bright colours you’ve used for yours and will be interested to see what you make with them.

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    1. Thank you. I’m going to wet felt and needle felt the roving. I had a go at using a drop spindle a couple of years ago and it really made my thumbs hurt after a very short time. Hope you have more luck with yours when you get to it.

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