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The view from the hill

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

6.15 am Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning Hmmm….we’ll see if that’s true today Helen

Super Soay Sleeves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

You didn’t think I’d stopped knitting , did you? I’ve been slowly plodding along with my Soay cardigan….mmm, it’s delicious! Today I’ve been working on the first sleeve. It’s knitted by picking up stitches from the armhole and then working short rows to shape the sleeve cap. I’ve never done one like this before and […]

Happy mochi yum yum

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You won’t believe this, but I actually won something… Last week I donated on Alissa’s blog to her fundraiser for women in the Congo. Alissa had some great giveaways from sponsors and those donating had a chance to win…and I did! A delightful package arrived today all the way from LA – a collection of […]

Perfect….and no pain

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Imagine….. A cool, bright early morning. Blue sky without a cloud in sight. A slight nip in the air accompanied by a gentle breeze. The view is clear over to the Toggenburg mountains and into Austria, with tiny wisps of morning fog in places. The lake is calm, a few tiny ripples breaking up the […]

I’m definitely going off Sundays….

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’ve always heard of the dreading Sunday phenomenon, but personally I thought it wouldn’t ever apply to me. But now it does… According to my Runner’s World Marathon Training Plan I’m now in monster month. Gulp. That doesn’t sound good. Sundays are the long run day…and boy, the runs are starting to get really long. […]