Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Chicken crochet prize

Well I won. R at www.sheknitupthatball.blogspot.com had a comment competition on her blog, after she had visited the US. And I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I'm really really thrilled. Below are pictures of my prizes. First photos below are pictures from the crochet book for patterns. And the yarn!
I love Sugar n Cream cotton. I've been knitting dishcloths and washcloths for about a year now, after I first got some of this cotton in a swap. I never imagined that knitting these would be so addictive and very useful. So I'm very pleased.

Thank you very much R for your great prize. I'm looking forward to trying these patterns.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Sculpture in the Parklands

I read an article recently in the Irish Times magazine about this lovely parkland beside Lough Boora. It's just a few kilometers off the main road between Tullamore and Birr in County Offaly.
It's a really lovely place to visit. Wide open parkland on what was a working bog and which now shows great sculptures in a really idyllic setting. We had a lovely walk around the park and the lake. There are also plenty of places to park and picnic. Great day out.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

I love knitted dishcloths

I can't believe that I haven't posted since January 11th while in the midst of the Big Snow. It's not that I've not been knitting or taking photos, but I just never get down to posting on my own blog. I love reading other's blogs and commenting but I just can't get down to it!

I love to knit anything, but only last year discovered how useful knitted dishcloths are. They was wonderfully and you can boil them, no bother. Until that is, you meet a friend for lunch and on the way home 4 hours later, you get a phone call from your daughter, who is home early from college, to tell you that the house was full of smoke when she came home. It took her a while to discover the problem and she then phoned me. I was on my way home and worried what to expect, but luckily she was home ahead and had doors and windows open. Pictures below tell the tale. You can almost still see the knitted stitches! I think it very well may have gone on fire.
Really really lucky that the whole place did not catch fire. Not sure that smoke alarm was that useful today, which reminds me to check them now.