Happy Monday

Welcome back

LoveKnittingHope you all had a nice relaxing weekend.

There wasn’t much knitting done at Grammazoo’s during the weekend because it was hot, very hot. With clear blue skies and the sun beating down, the temperature reached 44 degrees on Saturday and 42 degrees on Sunday. Some relief came on Sunday afternoon when a change came through and believe me, it was more than welcome.

Precious Pi and I got up early for our walk as usual this morning and it was almost cold, I say almost, but it was definitely a lot cooler than it’s been for some time. Phew!!

With a new week coming Grammazoo has many more goodies just for you, but first, I am curious as to how your Valentine Day’s project went. Did you have a go at the rose or the little heart?

Having never felted before, I opted for the rose as a chance to try something new. Knitting the rose was easy but the suggestion I put it in the washing machine in hot, soapy water, all on its own, didn’t do much for me.

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Sorry!

Finally …

I know I was supposed to launch the latest pattern find yesterday, but we had the nbn installed, and … say no more.

It took time, longer than I had and so today, I give you my find for this week, a beautiful summery scarf knitted in Mesh Stitch, or as I discovered when looking at youTube for a video explanation, a version of the Mesh Stitch.

This pattern is by Susan Mills from www.classiceliteyarns.com and to be honest, I really love it.

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Welcome to the new week

Grammazoo welcomes you back to another week of everything knitted and boy, do I have some interesting things for you this week.

I hope you had a great weekend following on from Australia Day. I cannot believe that we are nearly at the end of January 2017 already. I am not sure where the summer holidays have gone, but gone they have and a subtle quiet has descended on the house during the day.

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Knitting for your health

A number of articles I have come across extol the benefits of knitting, crocheting or any craft for that matter, to your health and happiness.

It is said that knitting trains the mind and improves cognitive function, creates a sense of purpose, relieves stress (although if your pattern isn’t working, it could very well add to your stress), improves concentration and memory, builds good habits, strengthens upper limbs, provides a practical way to take a digital detox, cultivates personal communication and builds interpersonal relationships.

I can relate to most of these, so perhaps the article written by Health Fitness Revolution has some merit. Read on and let me know what you think.

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Week 3 already

Well the weekend has come and gone and it is back to work for many.

I hope you all had a wonderful time.

Little Arthur came for a swim yesterday and he really enjoyed his paddle as we pushed him back and forth across the pool.

His mum and I also managed to sort a few patterns for him for this coming winter. As they come along, I will be showing them off to you all. I am having the time of my life.

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Woolly bully walks free

Amanda McCabe

While trawling Google before Christmas I came across this quirky news story about a woman in Dundee, Scotland who was prosecuted, and found guilty of road rage while on her way to her local wool shop.

The sheriff of Dundee certainly had a novel idea for punishing this offender.

She was lucky to complete her community service in the comfort of her own home particularly as she did attack the other driver and I wonder how much it actually cost her in wool.

Maybe a fine would have been better. although it seemed the sheriff was happy with her efforts and so her ‘fine’ was fully paid.

Would our courts be so imaginative or forgiving? I would love to hear what you think? To read the story please click here.