Knitting

Looking Forward to Easter

Just a quick update. The snow stopped play for the weekend. I managed to take a few photos of the snow when it was deep. By Monday it had completely disappeared again and we were all left blinking in the sunshine wondering what all the fuss has been about. We’ve even managed to get up to the allotment and spread that manure on the potato plot.

Earlier in the week I had my other hat on. During the summer months I work with Flotsam the Fool’s Circus Workshops teaching children circus skills. This week we were up at Cardiff Castle working with a group of teenagers who had come over from Texas. It was a fantastic afternoon. American children (or at least these ones) are incredibly polite. I haven’t been called ‘ma’am’ so often in all my life.

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Mr B and I as Medieval Jester’s at Cardiff Castle

The week has been pretty quiet. I have knitted up a few more gloves but have got distracted (Who? Me?). At the end of the month I’ll be heading into Cornwall to do circus skills with a group of children who’s parents are involved in the armed forces. The day is really an Easter Egg hunt but we’re going along to work with the kids who don’t want to hunt eggs, or are waiting for the others to finish. I had in the back of my mind that I would want to dress in a suitably ‘Easter’ fashion and remembered that many years ago I had a go at making some Rabbit Ears. I managed to find half of them and realised that it was from before I had properly mastered the Intarsia Technique so the tension is all weird. I dug out the pattern (which features in a book called ‘Knit Your Own Moustache by Vicky Eames AKA Wife of Brian) and have had a go at making another pair. This time I’ve gone for a more traditional white and pale pink. I’m not 100% sure what yarn I’m using as I used the ends of some leftover balls of DK yarn in a white and a pale pink. I’ve made a 4 stitch i-cord to cover an old black headband and am now working my way through the ears. I’m very pleased with them so far. I also have a pattern for a bunny ear hat which was written by Sarah Dennis and features in Issue 131 of Simply Knitting Magazine which I was given by a lovely lady on Freecycle a few weeks ago. So I might make one of those as well. Then me and Miss T can fight over who wears what. When I asked Mr B what kind of Easter Hat he would be wearing he said ‘A Top Hat’ – I think we’re getting Easter mixed up with Alice in Wonderland!

Have a great week! Don’t forget that it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow!

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