Friday, June 24, 2011

Dum & Mad

On a recent car journey, the young-ones-in-the-back spent a lot of time reversing and transposing the letters of words that took their fancy. Mostly the words for parts of their bodies, especially those parts that make noises.

Much hilarity ensued and the Giggle-O-Meter levels rose steadily. It went right off the scale however when the elder daughter renamed her parents. 'Dum' and 'Mad'.

Now, I just wonder. Which one am I?

(Knitting content following shortly. Promise.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nellie The Elephant

"Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
and said goodbye to the circus
off she went with a trumpety
trump trump trump trump!"

Free chart from me to you over on Ravelry. Just for fun.

Good luck Nellie!


Thursday, June 2, 2011



So, I make no claims to be a gardener. At all.

Like baking, gardening is an art that I don't really understand and undertake on a hit-and-miss basis. Not that the Knitting Mama's skills weren't abundant in both the garden and the kitchen, it's just that I wasn't paying much attention at the time.

Fortunately, the combination of hubby's skills and nature's bounty means that we are well served at Chez Nic for garden delights.

So, even tho' this ain't one of those knitting blogs that sidesteps into hymns to spring flowers or a celebtration of culinary achievements, sometimes one just can't help it.

On a recent sunny Sunday I couldn't help but notice the lovely palette around me.

So here it is.