Monday, 11 January 2010




Monday morning and this is the third day now without water in our house. While I had been somewhat 'enjoying' the bright snowy weather, which at times looked magnificent, you get to realise how important the real basics. i.e basic water! Currently we are relying on our very good neighbour filling our containers and then poor DH is climbing the ladder, creeping across our attic floor and putting the contents of the containers in to the Water Tank! Also we are collecting the drips from our roof for our WCs and cleaning up. A workout in disguise.
On another note, we took a tentative drive out yesterday near the Japanese gardens in Kildare where we walked and took a few photos - I'll post some next time. I've not been knitting very much in the last few weeks though, except for a hat for my daughter, which I've forgotten to take a photo of and it's now being worn happily. So I'll just have to get back to it, and maybe cheer myself up.
Hope all is good with you!

Monday, 4 January 2010

So I didn't blog, but I was knitting!!!!!!

I really really have been knitting, just did not get around to blogging or uploading the photos.

Fingerless made from lovely soft sock yarn,bought at the Woolen Mills.

More fingerless mitts, from yummy Wildefoot sock yarn left over from the next picture!

Wildefoot socks. I got this lovely sock yarn in a swap over on Ravelry. Really lovely and soft, and I'm enjoying wearinig them in this cold weather we are currently having.

This little 'doudou' I knitted from lovely Swedish cotton sock yarn, again from a swap and the pattern is French. (I used the graph in the pattern) This for a gift for a new baby in Australia.



This scarf I knit as a birthday present for my niece. Lovely Baby Cashmerino yarn, and some velvet ribbon which I threaded through the lace.

Friday, 1 January 2010

2010 - Happy New Year - Snow Beauty

Happy New Year and wishes for all things good for 2010.

This morning I took a walk on a most beautiful snowy, sunny morning. While it was freezing cold, there were very few cars and very few footsteps on the lovely fresh crunchy snow. Needless to say I had my camera with me and took a few photos. So I hope you enjoy them.

Not far away is the canal and this is Abbey Bridge. This is just about 5 mins walk from the centre of town.

This is a picture taken last night of my lantern in our conservatory. I love candlelight.
A 'snow' flower on top of a stem.


This afternoon we took a walk on this lovely road. No cars and beautiful sunshine anad scenery.

The little village of Sallins is home to many boat owners who live here. The smell of smoke from the little fires is very welcoming, although I'm not sure this type of living is for me, I'm too fond of my home comforts.
After our walk we took some sustinance in a local hostelry, which was lovely and cozy. Really enjoyed our first day of 2010. Hope yours was good too.
Tomorrow I'll get around to posting some knitting pictures. While I haven't been blogging, I have been knitting though and I just need to upload some pictures.