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A Trip

Hello,

I really appreciate all of your comments and for your visits to this space. Life is incredibly busy now and the days are flying by. I cannot believe it’s almost Christmas, it seems that I have just packed up all the decorations and now it’s time to take them all down from the cupboards again! I was grateful to hear from a few readers who were missing my posts. I will be posting more often and really enjoy sharing here and of course love hearing from you. I am also posting frequently on Instagram as Mamma4earth

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We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at the beach. We haven’t been for a while, it’s an eight-hour drive in the car but was worth the trip.

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I spotted a bluebottle on the beach, they are beautiful.

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Kye and I found some scoured out rock pools that had tiny ecosystems living in them.

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Everyone enjoyed the beach, I really wish we lived closer.

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I’ve been enjoying knitting on the Blue Light Hat. It was originally designed by Kerstin Olsson in 1959 and was updated by Solveig Gustafsson in 2008. The shades of yarn are breathtaking when combined in their respective rounds. 💛✨ Kye has seen it and has already claimed ownership.😊

windmill

Discovering windmills is my absolute favourite activity when we’re on a roadtrip.

seaglass

Found some stunning seaglass on the beach…

sunrise

I took this photo of the sunrise at 4:45 am the morning we drove back, it was beautiful and the sun disappeared into the clouds almost instantly.

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A Little of This and That

Lou

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!!

Frozen

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.

Lavender

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?

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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!

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Test Knit for Everett the Elephant

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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.

Materials:
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

Skill:

Knitting in the round.

Size:
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!

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Celtic Earth Hat Test Knit

Celtic Earth Hat

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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!

Linda

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