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About pinkshoesknits

Hi, Pinkshoes here. This is my first crack at blogging so here's a couple of things about me. I live with my husband in a pretty village in East Yorkshire. I love to get down and dirty on my allotment and when I clean up my act I love knitting, crochet and sewing. If you share these hobbies, maybe you'd like to check in from time to time and see if there's anything interesting round here.

Missed January altogether!

So here are some wintery photos taken during January and February.  The allotment is still beautiful.  On Saturday the weather was almost spring-like, and the committee worked together to clear out an old shed that was home to years and … Continue reading

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without …

Santa!  And here he is, or it might be one of his little helpers.  I’m afraid this post is sheer self-indulgence – I could look at my wee grandson forever.

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Grandma Pinkshoes

I’m sure it can’t be 4 months since I posted, but it seems so.  No apologies because I’m sure no-one cares, but I’ve not been idle on the knitting front.  Our beautiful wee grandson arrived early in September and we … Continue reading

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Pinkshoes actually Knits

Most of my posts seem to be of the allotment variety and Pinkshoesknits has become something of a misnomer.  To avoid being accused of misrepresentation, here’s one I made earlier.  A lot earlier.  In fact, it’s close to two years … Continue reading

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An award? For me?

  The lovely Squirrel at has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you so much Squirrel, I feel honoured.  The rules of the game oblige me to nominate some other blogs I visit or have recently discovered, … Continue reading

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To a mouse …

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! And not without justification.  You’ve shared my space, taken my warmth and eaten my food.  Now it’s over.  Though I admire your determination, scrambling under the propagator lid … Continue reading

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Just in time

If this goes according to plan, I’ll achieve a January post before it’s too late.  Notoriously a dreary month, nevertheless it’s been a busy one with a big birthday (DH), a visit from a very dear family member (BiL) who … Continue reading

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