Knitting, Chickens and Green…

I have really been enjoying knitting on my Color Affection shawl, it’s almost finished and so exceptionally soft! I wasn’t sure about knitting with brushed kid mohair but I’m very happy I did. The feel is comforting and cozy, exactly what I want in a shawl. The size is also wonderful, I knitted the larger shawl because I wanted it to really wrap around me for when I go on walks and then I can just unwrap it as I need to. I am busy with the solid edge at the moment and have about half an inch to go and then it will be finished!

These photos above are of the view from my bedroom windows, I have three large bedroom windows looking out onto our back garden. The first photo is of a sparrow nest, this nest is about 2.5 metres away from my window, I am so excited Mr and Mrs Sparrow decided that this was the right spot to raise a family. We will be able to witness their journey, how precious!

The green photos (I LOVE green) have been taken from the two other windows… I love all the green variegation on the leaves of the ivy and lawn with just a tiny sliver of brown sand…

Our chickens…

Each morning our sweet girls make their way to this spot at the front door and call raucously until we appear and give them a few snacks. They are very inquisitive, forever trying to climb through open windows and see what the humans are up to:)

Erin’s chicken, Bubby having a nap in my planter…

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12 Responses to Knitting, Chickens and Green…

  1. eidolons October 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Must. Have. Chickens! Everyone makes them sound like such fun. Sigh. Some day. (:

    I really do love your shawl. Everyone and their sister has made it at the yarn shop I go to on Fridays. But no one ever thought to use a variegated yarn – brilliance!

    I missed your Creative Friday link up (again). I was so busy washing a fleece, knitting, and spinning that I just couldn’t bring myself to spend a lot of time in front of the computer. Maybe I’ll get around to posting about it today.. or maybe I’ll spin some more yarn… (:

    • Linda October 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Hi Melissa! Chickens are wonderful and amazing little characters:)
      Thanks about my shawl, I wanted to use my variegated handspun camel silk for a special project and this was it. I love your weather gnomes you posted about, what a clever idea and your yarn you are giving away over on Lori’s blog is beautiful, thanks for the chance:)
      xo

  2. Sarah October 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    My Color Affliction is coming along slooooooowly. I’m not to the short rows yet. Le sigh! Yours is gorgeous. The colors are simply lovely. I keep wanting to get back to the shawl but it’s for me. And Christmas gifts and chemo caps take priority over something for myself.

    MUST RESIST COLOR AFFECTION! *strains*

  3. Nancy Hoxworth October 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Linda, your shawl pictures gain more of my affection with every installment! The colors are so rich! Thank you for my mini-vacations in South Africa — I love the outdoor pictures.

  4. deanna7trees October 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    gorgeous yarn. is it a variegated? or are you changing colors?

  5. Gracey October 28, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    Your shawl is going to be gorgeous!!!! The chickens are so cute and funny..

  6. Debi Potts October 28, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Your pictures are so beautiful! I love your chickens. So pretty!

  7. Chelsey~ Buggy & Buddy October 28, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    I love your updates! It makes me pick up my knitting! :) So, my 4 year old is very curious as to the names of your chickens? (Sorry if you’ve already mentioned it previously). Every since reading Tillie Lays an Egg, she’s been obsessed!

  8. Sue October 28, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    love your chickens, we need to get more. Your shawl is looking great too

  9. Heather October 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I saw your finished shawl on twitter-just gorgeous

  10. Tahnia October 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Love the colours in your shawl. I just finished my Colour Affection and it’s blocking now.

  11. Lynda M O November 4, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    The colors are so natural that they appeal to my baser senses. As a crocheter who has ordered circular needles, I am about to try my first knitting project with soft yarn-not sure what yet…. You inspire me to be a better crafter. The views out your bedroom windows bring quiet mind and peaceful thoughts to me.

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