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Emerald Isle Cowl

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined my Christmas Ornament Swap, it’s going to be lovey!

I have been working on a cowl pattern for a few days, I just adore this shade of green, a real algae green, too beautiful! This has been such an exciting knit, I have loved watching the pattern elements develop into knitted stitches and the variegated wool is also something I enjoy tremendously, showing its subtle changes in colour and adding a whole new character to the piece once it is finished.

I am knitting this cowl in a DK merino wool from Colourspun on 5mm circular needles and it can be made as long or as thick as you wish by just adding more pattern repeats.  Pattern writing is so much fun and I think I am going to enjoy designing garments as well as knitted toy animals!

PS This is going to be a free pattern as soon as I have finished knitting it:)

and Erin’s chicken Buffy says hi (see the raised foot)



Creative Friday

My Tea Leaves Cardi is patiently lying in my basket while I work on this new design, it’s called the Cotswold Cowl and I am really enjoying the design aspects of it. I love how maths can be incorporated into knitting, so I have based the design for this cowl on the 8x table. The double knitting Merino wool I am using is from Colourspun, the colour variances are wonderful, chocolate brown, pink, maroon and even a little red. I should have it finished to show you in a few days.

Update for my dad:

Thank you so much for the continued support you have shown me concerning my dad, I am thrilled to say, that he is more awake and is speaking to us, he is also able to sit up now, which is amazing!! He’s going to be moved to a rehabilitation centre on Monday so that they can help him to gain strength in his arms and legs again. There has been a dramatic change and I am so grateful!! Spending time in the hospital has has left me humbled and filled with joy…


I have two lovely giveaways running on my blog at the moment, if you would like to enter there is still time to do so:

The first is from Jeni from The Blog Maven:

Jeni is offering a custom designed header for your blog to the value of $150.00 enter here

The second is from Rachel from Little Woodlanders:

Rachel is offering a giveaway choice of 3 gorgeous wooden hand-made treasures enter here

Jeni and Rachel are both amazing women and it is such an honour to host them here.


Welcome to Creative Friday!

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,


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