Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Houses and Homes

Our beautiful Edwardian home is back on the market. What this means to me is
a) all my projects have to be tidied away
b) all my stash has to be hidden from view
c) all my knitting books and magazines have to be put back on the bookshelves when not in use
d) my little table which is normally a jumble of needles, yarn, ball bands, notes, scissors, etc has to be empty - nothing on it - at all!

It's a nightmare for a Knitter as you can imagine. The whole thing of keeping a tidy and presentable home whilst working, knitting, designing, relaxing and being part of a very hectic household drives me crazy - just in case you get a phone call from the Estate Agent with those words 'We'd like to arrange a viewing'! I have been known to put my ironing pile in my car just to get it out of the way, how bad is that?
But, it has to go - we need a smaller home - I need to de-clutter and de-stash - and I hate it.
But, it does mean I may get to have a garden again. It will also mean when I get home from my travels I will not feel that all my time is spent IN the house, house working. and there you have it. The living, being, knitting, creating, sitting quietly with one or two cats make it a home - the hoovering, polishing, cleaning, fixing make it a house!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009


We have 2 cats, Mittens and Pebbles. They are brothers, from the same litter, but are so different. Mittens is large and thoughtful, Pebbles is slim and a bit flighty!They are a constant source of comfort and amusement - I cannot imagine my home without the presence of a cat.
This was taken shortly after they arrived 5 years ago.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Brilliant Day & Fantastic Support

I had a fabulous time on 'my' Plinth and was overwhelmed by the number of flowers I received from generous friends around the world.

You can check out what I did here

Thank you everyone who sent me flowers, messages of support and were watching me (either knitting in the Square or via the live feed).