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Archive for July, 2010

The Malabrigo cardigan is done!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

No posting yesterday because I was knitting full steam ahead and managed to finish the wrap cardigan late last night. My daughter is thrilled with it – it’s a good fit and the yarn is deliciously soft. It will be really cosy come winter. Here she is (headless) in all her glory. (Headless was her […]

Home Sweet Home

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I drove back from Germany this afternoon through probably the heaviest rain I’ve ever driven through. The rain started around Ulm and we stuck right in it through Austria and into Switzerland. What can I say? – it’s horrid, but the garden needs it and after all the heat of the last few weeks I’m […]

Nuremberg

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We’ve been walking round Nuremberg in the sunshine. It’s a very interesting city – the location of the big National Socialist rallies of the 1930’s and the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War. Hitler built many monumental buildings here – several of which were only used for the rallies and most of which were […]

Knitting heaven….well just about everything heaven really!!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Barring a knitting spot by the seashore, I think this is about as good as it gets. How about this for a perfect spot to knit, read and just generally relax… I’m spending a few days with great friends in Erlangen, near Nuremberg in Germany. Great company and relaxation. I’m sure that the Malabrigo sweater […]

A Jaunt to the Jura

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I spent yesterday driving across Switzerland with my daughter and her friend – to deliver them to the Swiss Ballet Camp in Saignelégier, where they will be dancing their feet off for the next week. Saignelégier is in the Jura, the hilly area bordering France. It’s beautiful there – sparsely populated, famous for horses and […]