It’s Sunday evening so it must be Sunday Stitches time. Back on the boat, working on a bright shawl. #sundaystitches Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye back on our mooring on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Burscough in West Lancashire.
Sunday Stitches this week is scarf measuring coming from a hotel room near Morpeth in Northumberland. We are up here so Col could go and watch Southport fc play Morpeth in the F A cup. Best not to ask the score.. #sundaystiches #scarfknitting #knitting Carole off The Wool Boat for a weekend.
#sundaystitches In the pub watching the Lioness hopefully win the World Cup while Sunday stitching. Pity it wasn’t to be, well done Spain. Carole off the narrowboat Emma Maye.
A bit of a barbie pink for this week’s Sunday Stitches. I’m working on a baby blanket using BabyTwinke prints dk. Carole on nb Emma Maye.
Tuesday Stitches today, 8.8.2023 we were a bit busy on Sunday! So the fun begins. I’ve to male a plan for sewing in the ends, sewing up the chest seams, picking up and knitting the neck and a final sewing up. Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye.
This week’s Sunday Stitches from the narrowboat Emma Maye moored in Parbold. No it’s not a German Flag but a sleeve of a jumper that will eventually appear with a
on it. At least the rain hasn’t been as bad today here as it was on Saturday. Hope you all had good weekend boating, knitting crocheting or whatever took your fancy.
Sunday Stitches today 2.7.2023.
A new project just starting a shawl. A Brian Smith pattern “Spirit” from a booklet from Knitting magazine. Yarn is Aurora from J C Bretts. Started at Mary’s birthday party on Friday. #sundaysstitches #sundaystitching #sundayknitting
Hi this week’s Sunday Stitches, 18.6.2023, is brought to you from a caravan in #Morecambe in North Lancashire. We are having a few days on dry land. Saying that as it is raining steadly after a thunderstorm. I’m working on a baby blanket for our forthcoming great nice. #sundaystitches #babyblanket #knitting #woolboatcrew #nbemmamaye
Sunday stitches 21.5.2023 sitting on the back deck of “Emma Maye” casting on a stitches for a pink baby’s hat from a double knit yarn that contains a touch of Merino, so very soft to the touch. It’s a warm one today so I’ve had to put the silk shirt on to protect my shoulders from the rays.
We do have stocks of this yarn avaulable from the wool boat, but would need 24 hrs notice to get it abaord from the storage place.
Well the 2nd Bank Holiday of May has gone, the Kings Coronation one, so we’ll move all the pictures of the bunting to here…
At last a day warm enough to sit on the back deck of narrowboat Emma Maye whilst Sunday Stitching. Moored in Burscough and working on a Fairground scarf.
Carole has been knitting some Red, White and Blue bunting which we’ll have up on the boat, should look good.
This week’s Sunday Stitches is a continuation of last week’s start on the red, white and blue bunting to decorate the outside of the narrowboat Emma Maye for King Charles coronation. I’ve now done 36 links in the chain and reckon there should 66 by the time the balls of yarn run out.
This weeks Sunday Stitches, Good evening all, well it is here aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye where l’m working on some bunting in red white and blue to string outside the boat for the forthcoming Kings coronation
I’m using Chunky Yarn and making it like the paperchains we made as children.
Sunday Stitiches 2.4.2023, a completed scrappy jumper that I’d started in Sunday Stitches on the 26.2.2023.
I love knitting these up from all the random balls in my stash, and this one is now being worn by a freind who loves it.
Carole on the narrowboat “Emma Maye” aka The Wool Boat.
Sunday Stitches 26.3.2023
We’ve been away on the East Coast for a week. Not been to warm so not much stitching outside. Hope you are all warm enough this weekend as the clocks have gone forwards and it’s British summertime
. Carole in Filey
Sunday Stitches 19.3.2023
This weeks Sunday stitches is a finished garment. A jumper that I’ve knitted from Fairground yarn.
This is the garment I was knitting in the Sunday Stitches of 12.2.2023 when we where up in the Peak District.
Have you finished anything off this week?
Carole from the nb Emma Maye, aka The Wool Boat.
A windy few days, stuff rattling about on the roof, so we lashed everything down…
Ist stitches of the New year, following the first cast on of the year.
Sunday Stitching in front of our boat sized Christmas tree today. Happy Christmas from Carole and Capt Col.
We’ve been frozen in on our mooring for a couple of weeks
Well things are a bit different at the moment.
As you may know Carole has taken a tumble and has broken her left shoulder and is in a lot of pain and a sling. This happened on a walk down Southport pier last Friday, the 16th of September.
We cancelled the last weekends opening plans and now have had time to consider how we can continue you to provide a service to all our lovely loyal customers.
Capt Col will be running the job for a while and will be available for appointments at the Wool Boat on our mooring near The Slipway pub on Crabtree Lane near Burscough, L40 0RN at a time when is convenient for you and we are not at fracture clinics or doing other medical things as told to us by the doctors.
He will also be once again offering his local delivery service as per his map, within about a 10 mile radius of Burscough, all he asks is there is a minimum order vale of £10.
For further afield Col will be happy to post out, via the Royal mail.
The best way to contact us for your orders or to make a appointment for a visit is to give us a ring on 07931 356204
Carole and Capt Col 20.9.2022
Carole’s Sunday Stitches this week, a good bit of movement getting back into the broken shoulder. Not too much at a time, a couple of rows every other day. Party Time Chunky which will become a sleeveless cardigan.
I’ve got a few Sunday Stitches in this week, crocheting not knitting but it’s a start. I went to see Bill the physiotherapist at Ormskirk hospital on Wednesday. He was amazed how well I’m doing but advised against doing too much knitting for a while. He gave me some exercises to do with my arm. On the narrowboat Emma Maye moored near Burscough in West Lancashire.
Yes yes, just over 4 weeks since my tumble ended with a broken shoulder I’m back on the boat for a few hours and at last l’ve got my needles out and some Party Time Chunky Yarn and l’ve done a few stitches.
Still abandoned stitches 2.10.2022
17 days since I took my tumble on Southport pier and not a stitch stitched!
My left arm shoulder is still in the sling, but at least my lip is looking better.
Now I’m just getting fed up with not being able to do any knitting
Hopefully things may get better after tomorrow as I have an appointment at the fracture clinic at the hospital.
My shoulder is feeling a bit better, achey and heavy.
We are still not back on the boat, though it’s been a fairly busy week, with a funeral to go to on Tuesday and then the book club on Wednesday evening and the knit and natter on Thursday afternoon. There was a lovely present waiting for me when I got to the pub for the K and N. Barbara from Shetland had sent me a copy of the “Shetland Wool Adventures Journal” Vol no 4. Thank you Barbara, it’s a lovely book with plenty of interesting stories and patterns.
It was a bit spooky as a friend has been to Shetland this last week for Shetland Wool Week and is bringing me back a Shetland knitting belt and needles, with which I may be able to knit with just one hand.
This week’s list of book’s read is
1 “Home” by Harold Coben
2 “The Hunted” by Kerry Barnes
3 “”Black Dog” by Stephen Booth
And no 4 4th of July by James Patterson.
Despite The Wool Boat not being properly, except for a few hours on Thursday afternoon Capt Col has still been able to supply our customers with a couple of appointments at the boat, too local deliveries and posting a parcel out.
Thanks for all the interest and good wishes flowing my way from all corners of the world and I’m hopeful for some good news tomorrow.
Hi all. What a lovely surprise when l got to the knit and natter in The Slipway yesterday as this was waiting for me. Thank you Barbara from Shetland
Abandoned Sunday stitches week 2 25.9.2022
Well I’ve got over the shock and now getting to the frustrated stage cos I can’t knit.
I went to the fracture clinic on Wednesday and the doctor confirmed that it could take a while before I can take up my needles again, I’m due back for another x-ray in a couple of weeks. The doctor suggested that I shouldn’t consider even thinking about knitting until after then.
The pain killers are helping, but still the nights are a struggle when I have to try and not turn over in bed.
I have been doing a lot of reading, this week’s read book list is…
“Iron Horse” by Edward Marston
“The Lincoln Lounge” by Michael Connelly
“Blood work” again by Michael Connelly
“In a house of lies” by Ian Rankin
And “Burning Bright” by Tracy Chevalier.
I did manage to get out to pub for The Slipway Stitcher’s knit and natter on Thursday afternoon for a natter with Sue, Alison and Mary, which was nice.
A big thank you to everyone who has sent me best wishes, virtual hugs, thoughts, and prayers, cards and presents, though I think Capt Col has his eye on the Chocolates.
This week’s #sundaystitches comes from the back deck of the narrowboat “Emma Maye” aka The Wool Boat. Carole is working with Stonewash yarn from #jcbretts that will become a shawl. It has at last become warm enough, just, to sit outside for a while. We have moved from our mooring a bit further down the canal, but still moored near @theslipwaybarandrestaurant just after the swing bridge.
Sunday Stitches 3.3.2022, Carole sat in the shop watching the boat race
This week’s #sundaystitches, a shawl from Northern lights. On the road in the pick-up coming back from the flatlands of Lincolnshire over the Derbyshire dales to the equally as flatlands of West Lancashire. It was a bit of a wet trip over the tops.
We had been on a six day trip to Telford and then Boston so Col could watch Southport F C win 0-3 at Telford and draw 1 -1 at Boston
This week’s #sundaystitches from aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye on our mooring on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in West Lancashire. This week Carole is knitting a scrappy blanket from stash yarn. With the wind blowing quite hard today we may need the blanket on the bed later
Dinners done so now it’s knitting, drinking and the Lavender Hill mob on the telly… Happy Christmas to everyone
We have just had published our 1st boat review.
We went to see the boat in the marina in Ripon a few weeks ago and found it all a interesting job.
The full review is published in the October edition of the canal newspaper Towpath Talk, which can be found free in chandlers and some canal side pubs, or it can be read on line here.
Hopefully the boat builder and the owners think we did a fair job and hopefully we’ll be asked to do another one soon.
This is where we’ll try and keep you up to date with what’s going on in our world, page updated 18.8.2021
Sunday Stitches on the canal 15.8.2021
Yesterday we sold some “Northern Lights” yarn to a lady who lives in California who was originally from Wigan 🙂. Wonder where our yarn will end up today from being open outside The Farmers Arms?
We are available until Thursday this week, up to the 1st of October for anything you may require. After that we are have a few days break before we start the run into Christmas.