WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

I have been busy with a little spinning, this is a super wash roving I bought some time ago, I am enjoying the rich colours, I have been spinning it up as an aran weight and it will possibly stay a single ply. I think this is going to turn into a hat for Kye, just need to find a pattern.

Today, I finally plucked up the courage to dye the wool for my Tea Leaves cardi! I soaked all my wool, mixed the dyes and started.

This isn’t the greatest photo of the colour, but I wanted something that reflected the colours of Autumn, so the skeins have red brown with a touch of charcoal in them. I dyed 20 50 gram skeins in total.

They are all out in the sun stove now in the hot sun, I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

What are you working on today?
Joining in with Ginny.

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Bringing in the Wood

This is how one dresses for wood collecting…

Remember these huge squash shaped vegetables hanging on the nets in our veggie garden? Well, we finally found out what they are, I sent a photo of them to Sean over at Livingseeds and he identified them as Zimbabwean Manhaga Pumpkins! We still have plenty ripening on the vines and I can’t wait to see how they taste.

The days are definitely becoming shorter here and the sun is rising later in the mornings, much to Richard’s dismay, this means less bike riding time for him before work. I love Autumn, the coolness of the weather, the falling leaves, how the garden slowly ‘goes to sleep’ for a few months although our garden is still green and bursting with life. I know that this will soon change…

We have been bringing in the wood from the wood pile, preparing for winter, Caiden moved quite a large amount of wood next to the fire places and Kye was there helping him by giving instructions about how he felt the wood should be packed.

I think I am going to be dyeing the wool for my Tea Leaves Cardi today, wish me luck!

Hope you have had a lovely start to your week.

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Ellie the Knitted Elephant and a Small Giveaway

Meet Ellie, she is my new elephant design, I have designed an elephant previously, but I wasn’t too excited about the overall shape, so I thought about it for quite a while and then came up with new design. I have knitted her in an aran weight wool with 4mm needles. She is knitted flat with increasing and decreasing, a fairly easy pattern. The tusks are knitted as i-cords and the eyes are needle felted on.
Her height is 5 inches and 7 inches from trunk to tail.
I have also knitted this pattern in a thicker chunky wool and she knits up twice the size!

Ellie’s pattern is avaliable on my Mamma4earth Etsy Shop for sale.

I am giving away 2 Ellie elephant patterns to 2 readers, just leave a comment below and make sure to check back here on Tuesday to see if you have won:) 

Congratulations to:

So lovely! What a great pattern! : )
what a lovely pattern! She looks so sweet!
thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Hope you are having a peaceful Sunday.

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