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Well, hello my friends. I’m somewhat later to the party which is WOYWW today as John and I have been trying out different routines with all the extra care he is currently needing. Which is the best order for everything that needs to be done, etc. However – here I am at last.

My workdesk today is in manic mode. You can see evidence that we have been ordering presents – hence the brown cardboard in the waste bin. There on the floor is my new big shot plus. On the desk is the back of the arran cardigan I am knitting for John ready to be photographed, the Christmas card list with pen, the piles of Christmas cards waiting to be written, the notepad giving me details on how to contact our motor insurance company to change our policy. John has taken the momentous decision to relinquish his driving licence as he feels he could be a danger on the road if a breathless attack happens whilst he is driving. A hard decision as he has always enjoyed driving. There is a plastic box bursting at the seams with my dies and stencils, some half made boxes awaiting finishing, and piles of clutter. Get Christmas done and I really MUST tidy the whole area!!!



A close up reveals the designs – very simple!! – of our Christmas cards this year. I have made around 330 cards, so the designs HAD to be simple. I still have the close family ones to make – and they will be more detailed and complex.


Some asked last week what John’s arran was going to look like…. so…ta-da…. not a complex pattern, but one he liked. So, above, is the back. I’ve now completed the back, both fronts and the first sleeve – so I’m getting there. He’s going to have to model it when finished!

If this is the first time you have arrived at this place, and think I have completely lost the plot by showing you my workdesk… well, you may be right. But – there is a purpose. What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday is a globe-wide group of crazy arty folks. Join in? Simply go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ Julia will give you the hows, whys and wherefors.

That’s me this week folks. Apologies to any who left comments last week that I didn’t get back to – I can’t often comment on Google+ blogs – sorry. I do visit.

Take care my friends. God bless.



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One Reply to “WOYWW336”

  1. Wow – that aran is fab – so cosy but a bit tricky to knit – well done you. x Jo
    Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:10:30

    Diana Taylor
    Your work space looks remarkably neat and organised considering so much is going on! I love the aran, that’s a lovely pattern and it looks pretty complicated to me, but then stocking stitch is as fancy as I get! I hope you have a good week and get your routine organised. Diana #17
    Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:42:41

    Lots of workspace you have, that’s such a luxury to work on isn’t it?butterfliecrafter#8
    Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:04:55

    Wow, that is a lot of cards to make, they look fabulous. We had to take my dad’s licence away and got him an electric scooter, he loves it and scoots all over the place, on the foot paths. That might be an idea for John. Love the arran jumper, you are so clever to be able to knit like that. I hope you both have a wonderful week. Luv Von #63
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:29:50

    That’s a really lovely Arran pattern, it doesn’t have to be overtly complicated to be really effective. Great colour too 🙂 Hugs, LLJ 2 xx
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:19:16

    Well done you with the amounts of cards you’ve made….I am only just starting mine. Your aran knitting is really beautiful too….even if you say it’s simple!! Hugs, Annie x # 22
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:46:39

    Like your cards Margaret. Beautiful knitting as well. It is a shame that John has to give up driving when he enjoyed it _ I would miss be able to drive. My mum has started again – following her fall. I am not sure tha she should be really – I am not near enough to judge though – my sister seems to have let her go ahead. I pray that she will not have / cause any accidents. Anne x #58
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:09:10

    Hi Margaret, looking at your craft room, it looks like we have the same Ikea tables, lol.Also, you will love your BSPro, mine was the best bit of kit I ever bought. On my blog is a Cuttlebug/BSPro page, and at the bottom of the page there are some sandwich recipes I found work with it- it’s hard to find them on the internet.Love the colour of John’s jumper, it’s lovely. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:09:54

    Jackie Mackay
    I too have 2 grades of cards and to be in my top grade you have to be special because I don’t make many. I too am knitting an aran sweater – well the nights are darker now and I can knit whilst watching TV. Mine is for myself using recycled wool from husbands old sweater. Jackie #14
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:41:37

    What a lot of cards Margaret! I assume they are meant to be sold or donated. Nevertheless they are beautiful. The jumper is grand! I expected the traditional off white colour but this colour is absolutely beautiful! Well done you! I haven’t knitted in years but used to make nice things. Have a great week, God Bless, Lisca
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:36:21

    Fiona@Staring at the Sea
    Over 300 cards? Wow! That’s very impressive. My total hasn’t quite reached double figures yet! The arran looks lovely. I enjoy admiring other’s knitting skills. Fiona #34
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:17:37

    I am awed by 300+ cards! Lovely aran too! Robyn 36
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:10:42

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