Monday, 29 November 2010

Souda Bay.

At Souda Bay there is a war cemetery. It is kept beautifully and is very peaceful.
When my sister was here on holiday, we took them to see it. Walking through the headstones is a very moving experience.  Many were unknown, many were very young, around 19 yrs. These men gave their lives fighting for freedom. To read more about Souda Bay War Cemetery go here.
It is not unusual to see people wiping away tears, I had them too.
There was a service here on Remembrance day. It was not good weather then for it started to rain just as the service was starting. Still they were remembered.
These men were tending the graves.
The entrance.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

It is giving me a headache.


This is the knitting project that I and doing at the moment. It is in 4ply and has 7 colours.

I like something to keep me occupied when I am knitting and I don’t like knitting loads and loads of stocking stitch. I get bored. So this looked like the prefect thing to knit.

First off you knit the centre front including the front welt. Then you knit the back welt by itself. Then the left centre back and then the right centre back. So far so good.

Next you knit the left front and back and sleeve all in one. I was going great guns until the pattern read knit 5 rows. OK did that. Next row was a bobble row only the bobbles would be on the wrong side. Where did I go wrong? Don’t know.

Solution:- Cast on the right side today and knit to the same part of the pattern. Then whatever I do on the left side I do on the right side and my sleeves will match. I am not having bobbles on the wrong side. Would you????




As you can see from the pictures the pattern has no repeat and looks totally random. I am not about to give up. Will let you see the finished item sooner or latter.


Judith. x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

String quilt progress report.


The top so far.


The pieced back material.

This is my progress so far. Still have to put another border on as it is too small as is.

The quilt top sewed together so quickly and I am really pleased with it.

Tomorrow I will show you my knitting progress and that is another story.

Cya all,

Judith x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Fat quarters giveaway.

Wow, would you like to win some fab fat quarters? 14 of them.Yes I said 14. Don't waste anytime then get yourself over to It doesn't matter where you live so go on have a go. You had better hurry though it closes on the 21st Nov.

My Cretan Life