Shepherd's pie. Mmm.
Same as us!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 20:37
I shall be making two tomorrow, one to eat and one to freeze
Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:30
Thank you Witzend for the picture. It brought back memories. When my parents retired mum took up again her hobby of knitting and she knitted all year round, producing all sorts of toys very similar to your pirate. Just before Christmas each year she would arrange them all on the sofa and take a photograph. Then she took them all to to the children's wing of her local hospital or to any charity organisation who would pass them on to needy children.
It was yesterday, but several mimosa trees virtually in full bloom - seen during a horribly wet and very windy walk to the post office. Lots of crocuses out around here, too.
Oh, and I've finally finished my pirate! Wouldn't want all that sewing-up faff again, but he looks wonderfully ruffianly. I did think the parrot on his shoulder would be very fiddly but in fact that was one of the easier bits.
Here's the prototype if anyone's interested, only my chap's frock coat is a much brighter red.https://www.alandart.../people/pirate/
The year she died we sent the dolls she had knitted to the hospital but I kept two as a keepsake. Over the years, with all the mess in our house I had lost track of them and forgotten about them. But your pirate sent me on a treasure hunt and I have just found them safely wrapped up and good as new. One is a gypsy lady complete with shawl and bonnet and she is carrying a basket in which there are two miniature dolls, a ball, three skeins of wool, a tiny pair of socks, a tiny pair of gloves and a scarf - all knitted. the other is a guardsman complete with knitted drum and drumsticks. Thank you again for prodding my memory!
Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:43
Taught all my junior school keyboard groups dynamics this week, in a school without touch sensitive keyboards so we used castanets and played the rhythm of thier pieces on those instead and they added their own dynamics.. I think they got it! Maybe.