Friday, 18 September 2015

Smallholder Knitters Of The World Unite!


I thought I would show you some of the knitting projects that my other half makes every night.  Picture the scene.  The calves have been fed, we have been fed, the range is lit and we are sat watching 'A Place In The Sun'on Channel 4 and the knitting starts:

Click, click, click."

This is repeated for the next four hours or so.  It's driving me to drink.  Not that I need any excuse mind.  Oh to live near a pub and to escape for a few hours.  The joys of rural isolation what!



Three lovely cardigans.  They are rainbow pink and rainbow blue and peach.  The wife knits them and gives them to any expectant mother she knows.  She's making five at the moment.



Wish I had a night time hobby other than watching the telly, checking and reading blogs and supping cans of Newcastle Brown Ale.
 
What do you do at night?  I mean in the living room or kitchen diner if you are like us.

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  1. Most of my evenings are spent alone, hubby has to work away through the week, once I have done the feeds and shutting up everyone for the night I have dinner, blog, and craft, be it spinning, knitting sewing whatever takes my fancy TV is usually on in the background dog is snoring and soon I will be lighting the log burner, the only thing I would change is have hubby here.
    Have you thought about whittling :-)

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    1. Thanks for that, Dawn. Never thought about whittling. Wouldn't mind smoking a pipe either. Haven't smoked a cigarette for at least twenty years. I often wonder how the people long a go managed without radio or television. Thanks!

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  2. My husband is also away for most of the week, he whittles during his evenings alone.
    I, like Dawn craft and read my evenings away.

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    1. Hi Irene. i have loads of half read books. Never seem to have the patience to read a full book these days. Seem to source most of my information from blogs and the internet. Thanks!

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  3. My husband potters. Starts plenty and never finishes anything!

    Huge train table but no village built.
    Took off all the skirting boards when the new floors were laid. Only has half of them back on.
    Sanded walls in the spare room to paint. No colour even picked yet.

    It's frustrating. I wish he'd finish something or just net surf!

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    1. Hi 50 and counting. I am 52 in December. Your husband's train table project sounds fantastic. We have a few tractor project renovations on the go. Not to mention a couple of fields that need renovating and re-seeding. Thanks!

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  4. Now that I am retired I watch t.v. or read and sometimes doze off in the chair!

    How lucky the little ones are who receive one of those beautiful warm cardigans.

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    1. Hi Sandy Expat. I woke up at 2 this morning and thought it was time to get up. I will tell the one who must be obeyed that you think the cardigans are beautiful. Thanks!

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  5. I knit, crochet or read books in the evenings, whilst my husband watches TV or is working late. The cats keep me company.

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    1. Hi Dawn. Sounds like the females are much more gifted than the males. We have a terrier and a cat that keep us company. Thanks!

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  6. aww they are so sweet! :)
    i read, crochet or spin in the evenings, or if i am hungry/bored i bake :)

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    1. Glad you like them MEOD. The missus baked a loaf today. Very nice with butter and jam. You sound like you have a lot of talents. Thanks for your comment.

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  7. Bake, make jam or if there is something worth watching watch TV. Later on when the night are longer I will start painting again or knit the O.H the Aran jumper I have promised him. He just falls asleep on the setee. The baby cardigans are cute.

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    1. Hi Anne. I have been promised an Aran jumper too. Wouldn't mind a Mohair jumper like punk rockers use to wear. I often fall to sleep watching the television too. Glad you like the cardigans. She makes one in a night. That's why she likes knitting them. Thanks!

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  8. Oh they are so lovely and sweet! Your wife is very talented with the knitting needles! I always thought if I knew how to knit, I would make myself a nice over-sized sweater with cables (I think they call them cables) and a nice cowl neck... in a lovely heather grey... but I don't knit lol... I have a sweater that was knit for my Dad.. who died many years ago, way to young. Its a cardigan, it was hand knit by someone in England when he was in the military, Air force. It must be 45 yrs old. I love it and wouldn't part with it.

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    1. Hi Texan. I will tell her that you like her knitting. I know what you mean about not parting with your father's cardigan. We feel the same about my grandmothers patchwork quilts. Thanks!

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  9. We don't finish the day until quite late (8.30 at the moment), by which time I am too tired to do anything but surf the internet, read blogs, or watch films. But if are lucky enough to finish earlier, then I have enough energy to play music (piano and accordion), crochet, knit, or sit doing nothing (its called meditation!). Hope you arrive at something you would like to do with your evening hours soon!

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    1. Hi Vera. It's the long dark nights that get to me. I wish people socialized more and called and I envy people who live near a pub. My friend lives in a city and he gets to concerts all the time and he's got superb public transport. I think one day I will live near a village. Thanks!

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  10. I pick my teeth, chew on olives, sample wines, stroke the dog, play with small grandson, argue, etc...... then, and so to bed.

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    1. You sound very content Cro. Thanks for your thoughts.

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  11. How far from a village/town are you?

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  12. How far from a village/town are you?

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    1. We are five miles from the nearest shop or town Dawn. No public transport either.

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  13. Workshop every night for me, although that's also to try and earn enough to survive rather than just a hobby! I do love it though.
    The wife used to knit loads before the children came along, now we don;t have so much time. She knitted me a pair of gloves one christmas and they're far better than any you buy.

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    1. One night a week a friend and me also meet in one of our workshop for a "lads" night where we tackle a project together for no profit, or just to solve a problem. We're trying to make a CNC machine at the moment.

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    2. I help number one son with his projects every day Kev. It's tractor renovating or making a log splitter or some other project. It's night time that I find boring.

      Look forward to reading about your CNC machine on your blog.

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