I have recently become very friendly with a lady in our walking group – it’s one of those friendships that you can pick up and leave off as time permits.  In the months since I joined in this healthy walking m’larky, I’ve chatted to other participants and then this one lady asked me about a jumper I was wearing, and it went from there.  As I had knitted it myself, I was chortling away about the pattern coming from a particlar magazine from years ago in he 1980s and how I had used it over and again.

This tickled her and she told me about her ‘little spot of Heaven’, slightly baffled, I queried this and it turned out to be a shed in her garden, her bolt hole where she used to do crafting, paricularly knitting and designing patterns for magazines.    It would be so lovely to think she might have designed my favourite pattern!