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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

A Work In Progress July 7, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Crochet,Knee rugs,Knitted Squares,Knitting — Janet @ 5:20 pm

IMG_0548 Remember all those squares I’ve been knitting?  Well now as I watch the exciting Tour de France and the equally if not more exciting tennis matches at Wimbledon, I am joining the squares to make a cosy blanket/lap robe.

p.s. further progress   IMG_0563  Now for a border


My Favorite Sport

Filed under: Brexit,Lawn bowling,Sports — Janet @ 5:00 pm

IMG_0553  Lawn bowling

My husband spotted this photo in the New York Times yesterday.  Two elderly gentlemen having a friendly game of lawn bowls near Wigan in England.  The article was about the recent vote for Brexit.



Filed under: Birds,Colours,Dragonflies,Family memories — Janet @ 1:07 pm

dragonfly  photo credit – A Bushsnob in Africa

I was about to write a blog about a surprise sighting of a dragonfly yesterday.  Right outside my window.  I haven’t seen one in years.  I googled dragonfly and browsed through 17 pages for “dragonfly” in Wikipedia – I was not expecting such a history.  Before selecting a photo this morning I was reading my usual selection of latest blogs – bingo – A Bushsnob in Africa had a photo for me.  Serendipity.  My dragonfly was hardly as colorful.  Just black.    The Bushsnob also had numerous photos of elephants – needless to say I have not seen an elephant outside my window – I have to go to the zoo for that – or go back to Kenya where we lived for many happy years.


Royal Grammar School Chained Library, Guildford, England

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 12:43 pm

A chained library is a library where the books are attached to their bookcase by a chain, which is sufficiently long to allow the books to be taken from their shelves and read, but not removed from…

Source: Royal Grammar School Chained Library, Guildford, England