Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Memos, Mail, Me: Oh, Darn!

Hey, Monday! I see that you are actually Tuesday but that's fine. I don't mind working a little bit faster to catch up after the lovely weekend I've just had. 

We travelled south and spent two nights in a hotel we like, we drove out to the seaside, we shopped (yarn, of course, books, and a navy dress I have in the "possibles" pile for our boy's Graduation in July) and then, on Sunday, I rocked up to the knitting shop for a class with the delightful Kate of A Playful Day (find her instagram @aplayfulday and her beautifully curated and full of tips Pinterest boards here. She took my picture!


I can't say too much about the class itself, of course, much in the same way as I couldn't share the contents of a paid for pattern on ravelry, say, but what I will save for another day and share then is what I realised I already knew, what I always think about when I try to tell a story with my phone.

So what else is new, then? I have post! I got the loveliest little parcel last week from my Monday-ing friend Ladkyis, who very thoughtfully (yes! thank you! you were right! it is exactly what I need) realised I could use a darning egg, for my socks, should they wear out, which they will and probably all at the same time, very soon. 


This one is a bit of an heirloom: it is smooth and satisfying to hold and I shall think of its original owner every time I use it. There it is in the middle of my photo, close to a nearly finished pair and a spool of reinforcing thread which I've lately been knitting into heels as a preventative measure.

My post today has just arrived and with it a letter addressed to this address, but with a name and a postcode I don't recognise. Someone has mixed things up. I hope with a little bit of detective work I can send this letter on its way again. So I'm off to google. How about you? Anything new? 

Deb, Ruth, Eileen, Barb, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Melissa, Alison, Ladkyis, Cheri, Maggie, Honore and Alexandra made a memo last time round. Go on, give 'em a wave! And have a good week!

16 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a lovely weekend x

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  2. Your weekend does sound like it was a treat of many sorts.

    A darning egg - I've learned something new today (thankyou). I like the looks of the black&white tweedy socks. Happy week ahead.

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  3. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend and I will be sure to check out Kate on Instagram. I've never heard of a darning egg before but how nice to receive it as a gift!

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  4. I just posted my Monday Mail today, too - very late on Tuesday here! :) Sounds like a nice weekend & what a great heirloom gift to receive in the mail!!!

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  5. Happy to hear that your weekend was so much fun. That darning egg is amazing. I've never heard of such a thing and so kind of it to be passed along to you. I love hearing stories like this. :)

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  6. A darning egg that comes with a history, a story or two to tell, is perfect for you! Happy darning! Glad that your weekend was fun!

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  7. So good to hear from you Sian and what you have been up to!
    Love that portrait of you and the socks look beautiful too ;-))
    xx

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  8. I remember darning eggs! I am sure my Mum had one but it hasn't made it to me ... that's a lovely art photo of you :). Glad the course was so good and you enjoyed your weekend, the two of you.

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  9. Sounds like a lovely weekend..and I must confess to never having heard of darning eggs! Xx

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  10. My Monday Memo was Wednesday, and here I am on Thursday finally reading yours! The yarns for those socks are just lovely--the grays and blues will go with so many things. What a lovely gift---useful and quite beautiful as well. Glad you had a good trip!

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  11. The darning egg sounds a good idea. Stray post is always annoying because you know someone is missing their much awaited post. We get a lot of stray post mainly I think due to an over quick (possibly blind or is that too harsh?) postman.

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  12. My grandmother had one of those darning eggs. I can still remember her using it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what happened to it. That would have been a nice keepsake.

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  13. PS I forgot to mention that your blog title was very clever---as always!

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  14. Sounds to me like a great weekend

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  15. It sounds like you had a great weekend and that darning egg is a lovely and thoughtful gift.

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  16. We had post go astray here around Christmas, but the neighbour looked us up on Companies House website and delivered it correctly. Good detective work :)

    I remember darning eggs, and learning to use one. How nice to have an heirloom to use when it becomes necessary.

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