One Crossed Off The Bucket List

We all talk about the things we want to do before we die, but I don’t really have a bucket list. However one thing we have wanted to do is eat at Simpsons in the Strand http://www.simpsonsinthestrand.co.uk/. It was opened in 1828 as a chess club and coffee house but is now known for its lunches and teas.

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What do I hear you ask has this got to do with knitting? Well not a lot really – on the day we went my knitting had to be cast aside.

What knitting I hear you ask?

Well I have finished the seed jacket for Daughter no 1 that was in the Vogue 2004/5 Winter Book. It has already crossed the Atlantic and is waiting for cooler weather! Knitted in Rowan Big Wool.

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And I have also finished Daughter No 2’s friend’s Kitten Mittens in Vail by Classic Elite.

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Finished the Primula Shawl and achieved my new year’s resolution to work with beads – Dream in Colour Wisp – Morning Glory.

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And I have knitted the front and back of Gilt by Sarah Hatton in Frost and am on the second front. Quite prolific really so I was due a day off. I’ve added pockets to the jacket (I do like a pocket – somewhere to put a mobile phone)

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And I succumbed to four skeins of yarn from Posh Yarn which are in my stash waiting for the right project!

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So what about Simpsons? Why were we there?

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Well, Daughter no 2 graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA(Hons) in Animation and we needed to celebrate!

So Simpson’s it was for something special.

Pimms while we waited for our table

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Then fishcakes

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The Roast Beef

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And finally

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That’s one off the bucket list!! Only 99 to go if I had a list!!

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Knitting on the Back Burner?

Six sleeps to go I told him when we face timed yesterday. Grandson knows I’m coming, the suitcase still needs to be packed but there is plenty of time to load the books, T shirts, toys and chocolate I’ve acquired to take across the pond to rural Ohio!

 

I’m even planning to knit on the plane – have bought wooden pointed needles specially and will be knitting the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A Clark in Ella Rae Lace yarn.

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Ever hopeful I am taking the pattern for Pole in case the Dream in Colour ordered from Webs arrives although it is on back order! So also taking some Phydeaux Chaussette sock yarn and a pattern from Cookie A just in case.

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A lot of projects you say what about the back burner?

Well I am expecting to be rather busy with building creations out of Duplo, reading stories like Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinky and COOKING.

In the suitcase I will also have Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and…..

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for Easter Nests and

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for Fairy cakes both for the children in his class.

So I might only be able to knit if he naps (unlikely) or when he goes to bed. The things we do for love – I can’t wait -and if the knitting has to be on the back burner for a few weeks so what!

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