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A few weeks ago I went to Newcastle for the weekend to stay with some friends and made a visit to the Knit Studio. Some one at Granny Greens had recommended it.  I had a fabulous two hours there, buying wool (oddly enough I’ve failed to take anyphotos of the wool on display) then sat on one of the sofas and crocheted while chatting to a local knitter/spinner. If you are in Newcastle DO search it out. They have classes and the owner is very friendly we had a lovely conversation about Macclesfield Silk Weaving. After I dashed through the rain to the Forth Arms for a simply divine lunch on Pink Lane.

(Also blog open to new picture uploading… I’ve managed to sort out the reason why I couldn’t upload pictures so normal service resumes)

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This is the middle.
Things have had time to get complicated,
messy, really. Nothing is simple anymore
This is the thick of things.
So much is crowded into the middle
too much to name, too much to think about.
– Billy Collins

Oh dear lord I’m in the middle of a craft project which I’m wait for it 5 MONTHS INTO nearly. Naturally I’ve not been on the case fulltime there have been diversions for making blankets for dog statues, babies, and 15 blankets worth of squares for orphans and a little light knitting for myself. But I now have a deadline and I’m that oh my god I’ll never get there stage. Which is a kind of sign I should NOT be online but return to my piles of crochet. I wish  I could show you what my kitchen looks like at the moment but alas WordPress has deemed that I have used too many images and will not load up new ones so I’m having to rely on old images from my store.