Friday, 8 March 2019

Five March

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

It's been a bit of a rainy week with sunny interludes here but there was still time to find another five for Friday!

1. The squirrels are not to be defeated in their search for a snack, they've worked out how to access the fat-laden coconut. 



2. Tuesday saw frying pan action in the kitchen with a number of pancakes coming off the production line. I love the crispy frilly bits round the edge, served with lemon and sugar of course.


3. Bracknell was sparkling in the sunshine.  It's the small details of the new buildings that make the place shine, like the holes in the panels around the Fenwick store and the ferns in the door enclosing a small, out of the way, holding space.



Time for peppermint tea and a white chocolate and raspberry muffin and a granola slice, of course!


4. The Secret History by Donna Tartt went back to the library, I didn't really enjoy it and now I've picked up Jodi Piccoult's Lone Wolf, the first of her books that I've tried.


5. Following the knitted comfort talk this week, I remembered an old knitting pattern book hiding in my pattern drawer.  Sadly the front cover and any details of age are missing but I hope you enjoy the advert and a pattern to make palmless mittens.  I wonder when you'd wear them.




Have a great weekend.

Cheerio


17 comments:

  1. Hi! I was really excited to see your knitting pattern as I come from Greenock in Scotland! There used to be lots of woollen mills here and I have a few Greenock patterns myself. Love it!

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    1. How exciting! It's a small book packed with patterns, it's a shame it doesn't have a cover though. Are there any mills left in Greenock?

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  2. Oh, those squirrels are clever, aren't they? No pancakes here this week, I used to make stacks of them when the kids were at home but we didn't bother this year for the two of us.

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    1. They are a menace! We had far too many pancakes between us as I made the same quantity as I did when our three were here! Still, that's it for another year.

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  3. When I read about vintage knitting patterns on your recent blog it reminded me of a knitting magazine I have published in the 1930s. Those mittens are interesting! Cheeky squirrels. They learn fast when it comes to getting hold of food. A lovely five this week.

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    1. Thank you. I thought I'd lost the little book as I looked for it when I got back from the talk and couldn't find it. A few days later I opened my file with magazine patterns in and there it was squashed inside!

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  4. Another lovely and interesting five. I keep meaning to have a go at a Friday five post as I always used to enjoy them:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. It's a great format to pop in those unusual things that have happened during the week. 😊

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  5. Those squirrels are amazing …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Aren't they ingenious, they soon catch on! Have a good weekend Jan.

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  6. The squirrels certainly are clever and make me smile at their antics. I loved the pattern, as I am sure you know I collect vintage patterns. I am wondering if they are what we would term as wrist warmers? these days?

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    1. Perhaps they are although they cover the back of the hand too, a bit of extra warmth I suppose. Some of the patterns are more straightforward but I thought you'd enjoy one that was a bit different!

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  7. Those squirrels made me laugh! They must provide so much entertainment. I love old knitting patterns - my mother has given me hers from the 1960s - and those mittens are intriguing. I hope you've had a good weekend. x

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  8. Quite a nice weekend, thanks, despite all the wind! Knitting and crochet keeps coming up with new ideas so it's fascinating to look back at the old patterns. x

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