Now for something different……

Wouldn’t it be great to say I’d done something different – unfortunately here in Victoria it’s still the same ol’ same ol’…….well that’s not quite true but it’s too involved to try and explain 😒

We have to look on the bright side though and I’m sure that in a few months time we’ll be able to do something different……again.

Mind you, over the last couple of weeks I did find something to do that I hadn’t done for a while – I put the ‘big boys’ knitting to one side and had a go at these…..again

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trawling through some older parts of the blog turned up this post from 2018 which along with this one from 2012 reminded me that giving should be fun……not just knitting from one end of the row to the other.

A couple of little Teds, and what look like squares which (if you follow the instructions in the 2012 post) will turn into basic fingerless mittens, are keeping me occupied at the moment.

I’m still feeling the disappointment of my last read so decided that it was time for one of those ‘I really should read this sometime’ books ……one that after being rescued from an op shop has been lying neglected on a shelf here at home for years.

So far so good, after a ‘strange’ courtship Maxim and his new wife have just arrived at Manderley. Small (tiny) print means it’s daytime reading, I have to concentrate so it’ll be read (and savoured) in small doses. Decisions Decisions – oh what to do….. read or knit. I suppose finishing Ted’s faces would definitely be a start 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Now for something different……

  1. I envy your knitting abilities! I can crochet, sort of intermediate level, but knitting is something I am unable to accomplish comfortably (it is a fine motor control thing), and I always see such lovely things that are knitting patterns!
    I’ve read and enjoyed the book Rebecca, over 30 years ago now! Time flies, and I hope your time flows easily and pleasantly until it it time to do different things once again.

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  2. yes, discovering something “different” is one of the keys to the “lock down” scenario and it’s usually (well in my case) not something I would normally do. Reminding myself of exploring the paint kit I’d had stored away when I needed something “different”…

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  3. You have the same copy as I do of Rebecca. I think it’s a wonderful book, and I so hope you love it. I really like those little teds, what fun, but they do need faces! I think you are in for a great weekend- I am almost jealous of you reading Rebecca for the first time.

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    1. I’m enjoying what I have read of Rebecca – there’s an awful lot of words In each chapter so I really have to concentrate. I like du Maurier’s writing style – are all her books as wordy?
      Faces (and little scarves) are on the top of my to do list Cathy…..just have to get round to it😊

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  4. Yes all her books are so wordy! I wrote recently about rereading that book with my 13 year old granddaughter and having great discussions afterwards. We are still waiting for a chance to watch the early movie of the novel, on two devices six feet apart.

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    1. From what I’ve read so far Elizabeth I’m not sure it would be of interest to a 13yr old…no matter what their level of understanding is. How did she cope with it?

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  5. Thank you, thank you for giving the link for the adorable pattern!
    Perhaps I will add Rebecca as a reread next year.

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