Can you imagine a better reason than this to be a bit distracted?

Especially when what is on the needles has got smaller rather than grown. As usual the lace pattern, although straightforward has proved tricky and mistakes were made and rows were undone and then my friend and I couldn't work out where we were in the pattern and all of a sudden the easiest way forward was to go backwards and start again.

Since then I haven't had the heart to pick it up again and of course there is also the question of what shall I do, knit something tricky and not very relaxing or play with the puppy? Hmm, a bit of a no brainer really!

I am not reading an actual book at the moment except for study purposes and I have already blogged about that one here. I am listening to the last of the available Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon 'Written in My Own Heart's Blood'. This is proving to be a bittersweet experience as these books have been in my ears for coming on for a year now and I am not sure how things will be once I have finished this one. How long will I have to wait for the next one? I believe it is in the process of being written but these are very long and well researched books and Ms Gabaldon is not giving any indication of when it might be ready.

Oh yes, and did I mention Misty Cottage's newest addition?

Molly is a lurcher, 3/4 whippet and 1/4 greyhound/deerhound. She is currently 9 weeks old and is a delight to be with. Kizzy, our 2 year old whippet X bedlington lurcher  is being extremely patient, if a little boisterous at times so the introduction has been blessedly harmonious despite a fortnight of worrying about it beforehand!

In other crafty news I have completed three small needlefelted journals for my shop and have another two just awaiting their pages.

Massive excitement was caused this week by an order through my Etsy shop from someone in New York! I have now sent a beautiful angel off to live in a country I have never visited! I love the feeling of international community that the internet gives.
Joining in as usual (though a day late) with Ginny's Yarn Along, another great example of the international nature of the internet community.


  1. awww congrats on your new distraction...I mean addition! I don't blame you a bit for setting the knitting aside for awhile. :)

    1. Thanks Jeanette, though my hands are feeling a bit twitchy with nothing to knit!

  2. I'll take that puppy!!!!!!

    1. I'm not sure I could manage without her now Kathy!


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