Sunday Sevens – 26th February 2017

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – the brainchild of Nathalie at Thread and Bobbins.

As I’ve already mentioned twice this week, last weekend I went to stay with Lovely Lovely Littlest. I was delighted to see her knitting progressing brilliantly with her now working on some fisherman’s rib mittens…


… so on Saturday when she spotted a fisherman’s rib sweater pattern she liked at Unravel, I encouraged her to go for it and knit her first sweater and, of course, bought her the pattern.


I also bought her some yarn to knit it with, but don’t have a picture of that:-(

On Monday I returned home on the train, so lots of train knitting…


As always it was great to be reunited with Mr Hicks, but even more so this time since the day before I left for Surrey, he’d had a small episode of confusion – I suspect it was a TIA. It lasted a very short time and within 20 mins he was back out in the garden doing his usual thing with no sign of anything amiss. But it was only because everything was already booked and I was leaving him with Lovely Husband that I conceded to go away for the weekend. I’m pleased to say there have been no reoccurances of his ‘episode’ and, apart from his poor old legs, he’s fine and enjoying life.


Although he’s fine, he’s no longer up to walking with his boisterous friends. But with Lovely Husband off, I was able to let him walk Hicks  and head out with my friend on her day off work and her dogs for a bit of proper exercise…


Although it’s sad not to be able to do the walks we used to do, we can now do walks we couldn’t before for fear of Mr Hicks chasing off onto a busy road. Talk about not knowing what’s on your doorstep. We’ve lived 15 minutes from Okehampton for nearly five years, but this week was the first time I’ve been in the park – and what a beautiful park it is, despite the damp and rain…


On Thursday I was delighted to be able to go and pick up the brown half of the Jacob fleece I had spun and have been waiting for to get on with several projects I have planned…


The week then ended very pleasantly on Friday with cake craft afternoon…

Hope you’ve had a good week!



22 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 26th February 2017

  1. Poor old HRH, what next? We had a collie that had a few of those ‘episodes’ but he always came out of them and lived to a ripe old age. That looks like a lovely park and it will be full of new sights, sounds and smells to keep him happy.
    I want your friend’s German shepherd.
    I made a cake on Friday for my daughter’s birthday – it didn’t end well. Actually, it sort of did as we are having it heated up with custard for dessert tonight 🙂

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    1. I know, poor HRH. I’m hoping it’s not a sign of things to come. He did have a seizure with paddling and passing out four years ago, but nothing since, and nothing like what happened last week. So I’m reminding myself that these things don’t necessarily repeat. The park was probably the nicest park I’ve ever been in, and we only did half of it.
      My friend’s Sheppard is the most adorable gentle giant and if anyone’s having him other than her, it’s me!
      Cake is for eating. As long as it goes down well, it’s a success. Belated happy Birthday to your daughter xx

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  2. Aw poor Hicks. I hope he’s ok. I remember our old dog Jake quite often just stopping, collapsing and not being able to walk a couple of times.And that was when he was about 6. But then he was ok after that until he was very old. They do worry us don’t they! Love the pic of the various doggys enjoying the water.x

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    1. Thanks. Funny how these things can appear a couple of times then vanish again. Must have been very unpleasant for you and him when it happened. Mr Hicks has been fine since, so fingers crossed it was a one off x


  3. I had to look up ‘TIA’ Bekki. Poor Mr Hicks! I can absolutely understand why you wouldn’t want to leave him so soon after a possible ‘mini-stroke’. That he recovered so quickly must have been a relief to you all. He is such a lovely boy ❤

    I see n o signs of 'craft' at your afternoon, just 'cake'. Priorities, priorities! 😀

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    1. I was reluctant, but Hicks was so good after and the next morning, with everything booked, I couldn’t really find a reason not to go. Hubby was also under strict instructions about what to do and not to do and to let me know immediately if anything else happened. There was craft, I promise! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. It was one of those horrible moments when you’re not quite sure what’s happening and we just hung on in there with him to see what happened next. Sofa is lovely – but it’s lovely littlest’s not mine.

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  4. Poor Mr Hicks, glad he’s ok now. Your knitting is looking great, I was sat knitting for a few hours on the train today…..I love it, can’t feel guilty just sitting there knitting as there is nothing else I can do😂

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  5. I am glad to see Mr H is still doing fine, and enjoying things as usual, being able to walk and get the fresh air. Yes, so they slowly grow older. As long as he is happy then its all good.
    Love visit and knitting done, good progress.
    Love the park, so stunning, and all those natural colours are just amazing. WOW.
    Enjoy the new week. 🙂 Take care.

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  6. At least Hicks can still enjoy a walk, albeit at a slower pace – blimey, I’m just the same!! I’m pretty impressed that Littlest has progressed onto jumpers already! Buying her the pattern and the yarn is great encouragement and should boost her confidence if you have faith in her ability. Let us know how she gets on.

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    1. Will definitely keep you posted. I’m so proud of her and it’s so lovely to be sharing what I love with her and her being so enthusiastic. I think you’re right, like many things in life, knitting is so much about confidence and having someone believe in you can make all the difference.


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