I’m Back and Needing to Pick your Brains! 

I feel as though I’ve really neglected this little space lately, I have good intentions of weekly posts but they just don’t happen. ☹️ I love the friendliness here and I always feel bad when I neglect you all. So here I am. 

Last time I spoke about my next knitting project which I plan to take on holiday in the summer. I know it’s ages away but I’m kind of excited now we have our tent 😀.  I had a request for some sets of seven coordinating skeins for ‘find your fade’ shawls so while I was experimenting I chose a set to keep for myself. What do you think? 


These are the other colourways I created. This one…

And then this one with skeins that are more shaded than variegated. 


Then another variegated set in earth tones 


And finally a rainbow set but I only have a photo of this dying atm! 


These sets were such fun to create! 

I hope you’re all enjoying some beautiful spring/autumn weather. We’ve had some gorgeous days here recently, just like a cool summer day! 


Thanks for all your encouragement for Abi in her new role at work. This is where I need to pick your brains! She’s hoping to hold a garden party in the summer and she was wondering if you had any ideas of things she could do? She’s needing ideas of things she can make with the residents (all with some form of dementia so they can’t be complicated ideas) and then she hopes to sell these at the garden party. She’s also looking for ideas of what else to have at the party, again things with minimal outlay. Any funds raised she then gets to use in the future to fund activities with the residents. 

Abi’s loving her new role by the way. She gets the best of both worlds, caring and using her creativity! Both of the owners have separately complimented her when they’ve been in and apparently they never complimen , so that’s been a huge encouragement to her. She’s done all sorts of crafts, baking, gardening, music etc. She’s also hoping to get volunteers in the local community to come in and do things with the residents such as playing instruments, the local school children to visit etc. Again, any ideas most welcome😀

I hope that all of you in England have a wonderful bank holiday weekend and I wish everyone else a beautiful weekend too. Happy crafting! 

Sharon xx

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18 thoughts on “I’m Back and Needing to Pick your Brains! 

  1. His Sharon, good to hear from you. Those shaded yarns are stunning!! I love your set but could be tempted by any of them. So pleased to hear that Abi is doing well. Cake stalls are always popular at garden parties in my experience – there are plenty of simple, yummy treats that are easy to make. Rocky Road for a start and gingernuts are simple to bake. A childrens cookery book might throw up some more ideas. Have a great weekend Sharon – we have a holiday on Monday too as it is the 1st. It is always the 1st here regardless of which day it falls on. xx

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  2. Welcome back, Sharon! Loving those skeins (especially the blues, to which I’ve been very partial lately.) I’m off to do some custom dyeing myself later today 😀 Happy bank holiday!

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    1. Hi Jodie,
      Thanks so much for asking. Yes, I’m fine thanks. Life has been rather busy lately and my shop has taken a turn in a slightly different direction. I’m nearly out of free space on my blog and I’ve been wondering what to do with it. I really need to hop on and catch up! How are you doing? X

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      1. A bit the same regarding being busy – lot of demands for my attention and not enough time/energy to pursue everything I want to do and barely enough time to do what needs to be done! Such is modern life. 🙂 I try to blog when I can.

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