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A Little of This and That


Meet Lou, he’s the most recent member of our family, he is adorable, incredibly mischievous and such a character. I need to make sure I pack away my knitting or I find it wrapped around my diningroom chairs, he really enjoys doing this!!


We’ve had FREEZING weather here this week, rain and even a tornado!! We aren’t supposed to have rain in winter here but it rained and hailed too. I’m so ready for Summer but it’s still a few months away.


There’s a small window box outside my kitchen window and the lavender seems to flower all year round, it makes my heart happy!

Blocking my shawl

My Arcadian Shawl is finished, such a beautiful pattern! It’s been knitted with with Manos yarn for the main body of the pattern and Karoo Moon handspun yarn for the edging. I’m blocking it at the moment. There’s no knitting project on the go at the moment so I suppose I need a new one, any suggestions for beautiful shawls? It’s so exciting when a pattern unfolds, I love learning new techniques, it’s as if the yarn as well as the knitter are taken on a journey of self-discovery. Don’t you also feel that way when you knit?


I’ve also started walking again recently, we have a beautiful bird sanctuary down the road from where we live and I try to walk around it two or three times a week.

If you pop by here in this space, please say hi, I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Have a lovely weekend!






Test Knit for Everett the Elephant

Everett Side

It seems to be a week for test knits! I would love to have Everett’s pattern test knitted, if you’re keen to take part, you can sign up on my Ravelry group. He is quite a large fellow, wonderful to carry around and hug. Imagine a whole rainbow of Everette’s in different colours!! The possibilities are endless:) I hope to see you on the test knit thread.

I used approx 150 grams Nurturing Fibres aran weight wool
4.5mm / US7 circular knitting needles
20 grams of Double Knitting yarn for the tusks
4mm circular needles for knitting the tusks


Knitting in the round.

Using worsted yarn and 4.5mm needles you could expect Everett to measure:
Height (foot to top of head): 24cm /9.5 ”
Length (width at widest pointl):39.5cm / 15.5”

Start date: 29th of January
End date: 12th of February

Have a lovely weekend!


Celtic Earth Hat Test Knit

Celtic Earth Hat



Hello friends,

I’ve just finished designing the Celtic Hat pattern, I just love the electric shade of this yarn, it’s a worsted weight from Mamma Jude’s and most wonderful of all, it’s naturally dyed!

The pattern is knitted in the round and is pretty straight forward. I used about 80 grams of wool for this project.

If you’d like to join in the test knit, I have 5 spaces left, go here to my Ravery group and respond in the test knit thread 🙂

Happy knitting!



Knitting, Home and Walking



We went walking over the weekend and I spotted this beautiful tree bark, love the texture. Jen is back from Australia and Erin’s back from PLTU scout camp. It’s good to have everyone home again. We’ve started off our school journey again, only three schooling now, Jen is off to university next month, I’m SO excited for her!!


Richard came home with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for me, I really adore these beautiful surprises!


I’ve started a new hat design, I think it should be a knit-along. I’m knitting in Mama Jude’s naturally dyed worsted yarn, too beautiful!! I’m enjoying the pattern so far.

Lou and Charlie

At last, Lou and Charlie are friends, Lou is such a lovely addition to our fur-baby family, he’s so full of energy and loves being around people.



We have mushrooms in our garden again! The fairies must be visiting!


A glorious sky, makes me feel very grateful that I love in this country, South Africa.

Have a fabulous week!


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