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Naked on a beach while knitting, no good for concentration

Ahhhh ….this is the third time I am writing this. So this time I am writing it in Word so if something goes wrong I won’t have to write it any more… or just give up.

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A Knitting Retreat in Ancient Greece, now Patara, Turkey

A knitting retreat could be fun to contemplate ... admittedly it is a long way from most but ... it has interest on it's side... Ancient Greece, 18 km beach, wonderful Turkish cuisine... and cheap...

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Squares from Istanbul

Wow ... this is my third attempt to upload these images... I keep getting a 'lovely' error message.

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Wool shopping at the Wool Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Following MMario's info regarding a website selling a great variety of yarn from Turkey, RickeScott and I decided to investigate here in Istanbul.

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V-neck aran sweater

I started this last week. Ricke took me to the Eminunu Wool Market where I found this lovely yarn.

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willy warmer - not pornographic but open with care

I finished this project a month ago...my camera has been playing up ... not recharging properly, not turning on ... and then when it does turn on, my teaching partner seems a pic of me having sex...

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bloody thing!!!... Where's Wally Hat...now...a ball, a dog toy.

Update: I did a 3 needle bind off ... without the binding off ... can you believe it... I was so focussed on not dropping stitches because my circular needles had a fault...

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Doggy Sleeping Jacket

This little jacket I finished a few weeks ago. I finally got around to washing and drying it... and then posting it. It's turned out ok. Well the dog loves it...

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Challenge disaster after disaster but bouncing back

In early January I was really excited about doing the challenge with everyone. I'm in quite good nick anyway but wanted to improve, that elusive 6 pack was my goal.

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Don't you hate it when your dog messes with your balls!

Well I've made a bit of a start on the sweater, actually it's a 'walking jacket' sounds rather posh doesn't it.

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