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Autumn is definitely here, it feels a little like winter in the early mornings though. There’s a sea of leaves on our lawn, I can see them floating gently down to the ground from my kitchen window, I love this time of year…  Richard got up early and did a 5 hour mountain bike ride today, he’s training hard for Sani to Sea next month. I made a Sunday roast and worked on a few of my patterns and custom orders. We’re having a relaxing Sunday afternoon. There are 2 public holidays this week, all the schools have closed, so we’ve decided to follow suit and take the week off too.

My test knit is underway for Marin, if you’d like to follow along, you can read all the progress on my Ravelry group here.

Have a lovely Sunday friends.


PS I’m having a special on my Cat Knitting Pattern today on my Craftsy shop, $2.50 instead of $5.00!


Autumn Equinox


We can already see the shortening of days with the sun rising later and setting earlier. I’ve really enjoyed riding my bike with Richard in the early evenings most of our Summer but soon those days will come to an end until Spring here in the south… We still have a few weeks left, hopefully and then I’ll possibly start riding during the mornings if I have a chance…

Jen and Erin’s exams are almost over, just one more to go, Life Science on Monday and then the term is finished until after the first week of April. I managed to fit a little knitting into today while Erin had her tennis lesson this afternoon. Tomorrow is a public holiday here in South Africa so I’ll get to spend the day with my Richard. Shame, he seems to have developed shin-splints and is lying down with a pack of frozen veggies on his leg at the moment. The kids have organised to go out with their friends, our children are all growing up so quickly, Jen will be 17 in a few months! I often hear how fleeting these early childhood years are from many friends whose children are grown so I consciously try to appreciate all the precious moments I have with my loves.

We’ll probably celebrate the Autumn Equinox on Saturday with friends and have a braai. What will you do to celebrate the equinox?









Thank you so much for writing all those wonderful emails and Ravelry messages about my Willa Whale pattern! I feel so blessed to be able to connect with such lovely knitters from all over the world! Willa Whale’s   pattern was downloaded for free by 546 people over that last two days before the coupon code expired and I am overjoyed that she is so loved. Her pattern is still trending at no.1 on Ravelry, I have never had a pattern trend at no.1 before and each time I check and still see her there my heart skips a beat with utter glee!! Thank you all so much!

We had a tremendous rain storm here last night and this morning our garden looked so fresh and inviting, I wanted to capture the raindrops on the lemons and the Autumn leaves on the ground…

Richard returned back from his Sani 2 Sea challenge on Friday and recorded quite a lot of video footage from the race, it was beautiful! The scenery was spectacular! As he was downloading the videos from the camera, it seized and now when we look at the SD card, it has no video files on it!! I have been trying to recover these files for him since yesterday. There is so much software out there claiming to recover lost files and it does not work. He is quite devastated about it. Please, if you know anything about recovering video files on an SD card I would love to hear from you!! He was using a GoPro camera.

Have a lovely Sunday


Autumn Equinox

Autumn Leaves

Leaves are turning brown and giving us the most spectacular show of colour. Welcome Autumn…

Autumn Jen Knitting

Jen is busy knitting herself a hat for winter, it’s the Earflap Hat by The Sitting Tree.

Autumn Biscuits

I baked peanut butter biscuits. I love having a biscuit or two with my tea, don’t you?

Autumn Veggie Beds

The veggie beds have been dug over and compost has been added. I’m hoping to mend a few of the sides of these raised wooden veggie beds this weekend.

Happy Equinox to all in the north and the south!

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