Time out to knit

Too often I get caught up in needless pressure from what people ‘like’ on social networks. Stress of trying to fit in or please is something I need to take control off. Would I prefer to be in with the trends always gaining likes, no matter what I post or do or would I prefer to remain myself, quiet but caring and always thinking of others? Playing a part in private to make sure friends are supported with genuine love and care for those I trust to be my friends. I feel tearful too often just because I feel hurt when the social world goes crazy with counting numbers. Our lives are more than number counting, I would rather count my true friends than be the part of gossip in a world we don’t know who are friends are.

Photography plays a part in what I love to do and has become a focus for my anxieties as I dad step aside with nature and explore the wonderful gifts of Creation. I may seem old fashioned loving handcrafts too but without them I wouldn’t be true to my traditional upbringing and using a gift of creativity.

I haven’t updated this blog for a long time as I write more on our website Along came dad as I share my passion for photography with my dad. No, I am not ashamed to share my admiration and respect for my father. Please visit to read about our fun and explore the nature we find on our doorstep.

My photos today on this little blog are from my recent knitting projects. As part of Kate Davies ‘Seven Skeins club’ I am enjoying seven weeks of patterns with seven skeins of Kate’s new wool to knit with. To date I have completed a Cochal (cowl) Pawkies (fingerless gloves) and I am in the process of knitting a Bunnet (beanie) all Scottish terms for the patterns using Buachaille pure wool. It’s a fun club and Ravelry has become a friendly social network to enjoy an old fashion hobby to the full.


Featured photos: the Cochal : Pawkies for photography or fun!


February selection box

I am still enjoying my photo a day challenge. I would encourage anyone to think about completing a project like this. I have found no matter what the day holds there’s always a motive to keep creative in order to fulfil the challenge of 365 photos. 59 photos completed today….B the knitting is another challenge I am doing but became part of my photo album for one day


Peek a boo!

A quick note with a photo today, slightly off beat from my blog photos to date.
I have been spending my time offline knitting and getting back to other handcrafts which I have always enjoyed (a little escape for me)
As the idiom says “it’s an ill wind (that blows nobody any good)”

This jumper started out as one for me as I had already knit my father one before Christmas.
Discovered on completion of my project the jumper was much too big for me…..but hey peek a boo look who is wearing it – my dad!