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Aardvark Knitting Pattern and a Giveaway

        Aardvark Knittng Pattern, PDF

        Aardvark Knittng Pattern, PDF
        Aardvark Knittng Pattern, PDF  

This is my Aardvark knitting pattern, he is one of my favourite patterns and will only be available for sale for a limited time on Etsy and direct download from my Ravelry store as he will be published in my book soon and then he will be delisted from my shops:)

He is a sweet fella. Aardvarks live in Sub-Sahara Africa on the grasslands and bushland, they are solitary creatures and are nocturnal. Their closest relatives are the elephant shrew and elephant and they eat mainly termites and have a keen sense of smell.

Measurements when knitted: Approx 9 inches from muzzle to tail and 6 and a half inches tall.

This pattern is knitted flat with two 4mm / 6 US needles and is knitted in stocking stitch, there are increases and decreases. A fairly easy pattern. The pattern is 7 pages long with detailed instructions and photos and if there is anything that is not clear you can always email me:)

I will be giving away 4 patterns to 4 readers:)
To enter:
Please leave a comment in this post.
For extra entries, please Follow, Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway and do let me know by returning here and leaving extra comments.
I will announce the winners here in this blog post on Friday the 14th of October

Giveaway Winners:

1. African Babies Don’t Cry said…

He is just too gorgeous… my son would love him!
Thank you for the giveaway.

2. DaffodilAngel said…

Love the aardvark and I am interested in your new book – will this be coming out soon and can we buy it online? Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂
October 12, 2011 3:20 PM

3. linny said…

What a cutie. Would love to win your Aardvark pattern.
October 10, 2011 4:12 PM

4. Emma, Jon, Nicola, Josie and Danica said…

How original and how kind as always to share

Congratulations everyone!! I will be emailing your patterns off soon:)
PS. I made the soap and it worked wonderfully, it’s still curing at the moment and I will blog all about it tomorrow:)


Natural Suburbia Giveaway

This is a very special week for us as we will be celebrating my wonderful mom’s birthday today and our sweet Cady’s birthday tomorrow. With all this celebrating going on, I thought it would be a perfect time to have a giveaway!
I am so grateful for all the goodness in my life and for me, the best way to show gratitude is to give…. 
I am giving away:
  • One 3.5 ounce (approx) skein of South African Merino yarn, I have hand dyed these skeins with cochineal natural dye, the lighter shade is from an exhaust dye bath of cochineal dye. You can choose the shade you would like:)
  • I am also giving away a wooden acorn that I cut and sanded on our scroll saw.
  • One Goat Pattern (emailed)
  • One Suffolk Sheep Pattern (emailed)
  • One Bear Pattern (emailed)
To enter:
This giveaway is open to all.
Just leave a comment in this post, or email me at
For additional entries, Tweet, Facebook, Follow or Blog about this giveaway and please let me know by leaving additional comments:) 
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 14th of September. Please ensure I have an email address to reach you if you are the winner. The winner will be announced in this blog post:)
I also just wanted to announce that I have uploaded my animal knitting patterns onto my Ravelry Store and my patterns can now be purchased as immediate downloads, they are also still available on Etsy🙂
Congratulations to:
Olive Omslaer who entered by email through Google Reader! Thanks for entering, I will be contacting you for your postal details:)

  Goat Knitting Pattern (PDF)

 Waldorf Toy, Suffolk Sheep Knitting Pattern (PDF)
PDF, Bear Knitting Pattern, Waldorf Toy

WIP Wednesday

I am having so much fun knitting this cardigan! I almost forgot to start cooking supper, does this ever happen to you? I did however manage to put my knitting back in my basket for a short while and start making a chicken curry with coconut milk and wild rice… anyway back to the cardigan… I have finished the yoke and have cast off the stitches for the armholes. I just added the extra stitches that I cast on to the front sides and back of the cardigan and still cast off the same armhole stitches as the original pattern states. I am going to knit straight down without shaping so it is really easy knitting from now onwards, until I pick up stitches around the armhole for the sleeves.

We have a huge leaf pile underneath our treehouse, the children swing on their rope swing and land in the pile, so much fun, so I thought this would be the perfect spot for the progress photo, except sweet Charlie was pouncing on my ball of wool every chance he got!

I have started a thread on my Mamma4earth Ravelry group for anyone who is knitting the Shalom KAL you are most welcome to post progress potos and chat about your pattern notes:)

If you would like to join the Shalom KAL, just go here for more information.

P.S. also just wanted to let Wendy (Glenaeon Class 3, 2010) know that you have won a pattern from a previous giveaway and I don’t have your email address to email it to you, if you could send it to me that would be lovely:)

Thanks so much for visiting:) what are your WIPs at the moment?


Mamma4earth Ravelry Group..

Today I humbly started a Mamma4earth Ravelry group (blush)…
I have been giving this decision a lot of thought and I finally decided it was time. I think it will be a lovely space for all those who knit my patterns from off this blog and my Etsy shop to pop in and visit a while, post photos of their finished knitted items, discuss yarn, patterns, exciting news, share your blog links and thoughts for new patterns that you would like to see in the shop or on my blog, etc…

Well, Happy Sunday to you all and do stop by Ravelry if you have a chance:)


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