I thought that title might get your attention!
Those were the pictures inside the first two windows of my Noah's Ark Lent calendar.
Two locusts; 'what the cutting locusts have left, the swarming locusts have eaten; Joel 1;4 ' for Ash Wednesday
Not exactly cheerful, but somehow fitting in with the times. One normally thinks of snakes as cunning and evil, but in the context of the rest of the paragraph, I think wisdom is what is meant. Unfortunately it is all too easy to use one's intelligence to twist and turn the truth.
I shall be opening tomorrow's window with some trepidation...
I was very pleased with myself at how I was getting on with sticking to Lent yesterday - but when I looked at the clock it was still only 11am. I was reminded of this;
Who said religion had to be a serious business!
Knitting and sewing;
I have started the felted tea cosy after spending some time on research. I found a pattern for a felted children's hat, and from that was able to discover how much this yarn is likely to shring when it felts up.
Currently my pattern looks like this;
but I don't advise you to attempt to understand or copy it. The only thing I am certain of at this stage is the picture of the teapot.
I'm using the same yarn that I used for these potholders; hmm, mine didn't come out exactly as this picture on the pattern, as I recall. Maybe I should have been a bit more heavy-handed when I ironed them! The website is a treasure trove of free patterns, by the way.