Beanstew

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Courage mon amie, le diable est mort! Once you get the hang of mattress stitch, it’s easy, especially if the two parts being joined are laid flat facing each other, which makes it easy to see where you are going to scoop up the stitch with your needle.
    If you give up knitting, a niece of mine is doing the most marvellous crochetting – whole…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted an update 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Getting ready to jump through the hoops that it is now apparently necessary to jump through to get a coctor’s appointment nowadays. I phoned the surgery on Friday to do this, and was informed by an impatient receptionist, that in order to do so, I would need to phone on Monday at 8.30am when more appointments would be available. (What is THAT…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    I’m not a knitter, although I used to b by hand and on a professional knitting machine.. I taught garment design at evening class for a few years, and the biggest hurdle for most knitters was making-up. The pieces could be beautifully knitted, but totally ruined if put together badly. Mattress stitch is ACE.

    • I’ve managed one shoulder – difficult because of the shaping at the top! It probably wouldn’t pass your checking. The side seams will be a lot easier though.

  • Tremendous photographs of your well-loved and well-cared for patch, Anne. It must have been so lovely to have had Hermione working beside you – I’ve never known the pleasure of sharing my garden with someone I […]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    That’s a good subject, Tony – very topical. I was wondering what you’d come up with.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    I know I’m late this morning because I was reading until 2am – but you seem to have buzzed off back to your knitting pretty quickly this morning. Has it got a hold of you? Do you detect an obsessive-compulsive quality in your clicking? Will you be bereft when it ends? Help may be available…..

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Full of sympathy for you, Dix. I caught that norovirus thingy once, and hope never to encounter it ever again. I don’t think there is a bright side unless you need to lose a bit of weight – so hope you feel your old self soon.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    I read this, and thought, “I bet our Cilla has gone back to bed for another Zzzzz”. Remember when I was young that Sunday was prized for lie-ins, and we quickly learned to be quiet and creep about until after my father got up. I’m creeping Cilla – promise I won’t wake you.

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 week ago

    It’s not often that I feel as though the demise of a machine can be likened to an actual bereavement – but that is almost how I felt yesterday when my old washing machine which I purchased in 1993, started making the most painful racket. It deserves well-earned retirement, but I will miss my old friend greatly, even although it’s replacement will…[Read more]

    • gertie replied 1 week ago

      Wow, that’s impressive Sheila …you are way ahead and way better organised than I am! Bravo…HAGD :good: :rose:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    :SantaSimon: is the emoji I couldn’t scroll down to in the above click. But in our hearts, we have missed the miserable old bugga. Christmas won’t seem like Christmas without :SantaSimon:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    I take my hat off to anyone crazy enough to try moving this lot with a wheelbarrow and shovel. I would simply have stayed in bed with a good book or two hoping for rising temperatures to melt it. Lovely to see you, Simon – hope you are back to keep our feet on the ground in the approaching festive season with the odd “Bah Humbug”

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Almost feel you should have baked a cake to celebrate The Day of the First Sleeve! But of course you are bent over furiously clicking needles and cannot possibly afford the time. I expect OH might be getting a pullover as a festive gift, although it will be very difficult to knit it secretly when you live together. I don’t know about the type…[Read more]

    • That’s brilliant, Sheila, thanks so much! I was worrying a bit about putting it all together and this looks so easy. I’ve had to consult YouTube about most instructions so far and some have been confusing and/or difficult. Are you a knitter? I’m glad to say that OH prefers sweatshirts to sweaters, so nowt for him!

      • I’m not a knitter, although I used to b by hand and on a professional knitting machine.. I taught garment design at evening class for a few years, and the biggest hurdle for most knitters was making-up. The pieces could be beautifully knitted, but totally ruined if put together badly. Mattress stitch is ACE.

        • I’ve managed one shoulder – difficult because of the shaping at the top! It probably wouldn’t pass your checking. The side seams will be a lot easier though.

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Meeting an old Toenails colleague for a coffee this morning, before a further lunchtime stint of food collection at Tesco. We were assisted yesterday by two young men on a course with the Princes Trust, and a staff member from CVO – almost too many of us – the poor shoppers didn’t stand a chance of getting past us with eyes averted. As usual,…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Fantasise Jenn, – it can preserve sanity.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Just off out to Tesco, Anne – at least it doesn’t rain inside the store. Keep cosy!

    • :lol: I can think of worse places to keep warm Sheila, but not many!! Have fun :good: hope you get lots of donations :good: :rose:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    We are planning an old-fashioned Christmas this year with lots of party games and NO presents. Nobody needs or wants anything – we are just going to have a good laugh and some quality time together. The fight-back begins…..

    • Ooh that sounds just super … am hoping for a similar experience chez son & co in Somerset :good: :rose:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Sounds like a good weekend to look forward to, Lynn – hope the roads are not too congested for a good journey. Stay cosy!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Liked the photographs of your work very much, Mick. It must be terrific to be your employer – all the pleasure of planning and vision without the hard graft to make it become reality. He’s lucky to have you. Stay cosy!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Yup! Hayley’s photographs were a really good way to start my day too – started it on a totally different level from the usual “grab a coffee, feed the cat and slump”. Weather here isn’t as bad as expected from the forecast either – when will they learn to stop exaggerating? (And now Carney is at it as well – I’m getting tired of being…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Lynn says it right – it is indeed funky!

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