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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

bird-footprints

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.

bluebottle

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

boenman

ecosystmes

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

kids-at-the-beach

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

knitting

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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Circumnavigate Cowl, Yarn Along

I am so excited to share this new project with you, the Circumnavigate Cowl. I love it, the pattern stitches and the shape of it. From the very start, I knew just which roving I was going to spin, a camel silk for extra softness… and it is incredibly soft to wear around the neck.

I knitted the pattern exactly as it was written and didn’t change a thing. The colourway of this roving reminds me of the ocean… My Ravelry notes are here.

I am looking for a new cardigan pattern to knit, Richard has been so sweet and has offered gift me with wool for my birthday on Friday:) So, I have been searching Ravelry for a pattern along similar lines as the Shalom and Tea Leaves, if you have any suggestions, please do share them.

Have a wonderful day and Yarn along, I am joining with Ginny today.

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Tea Leaves Cardigan

My Tea Leaves Cardigan is finished, I am so thrilled with how it turned out!! I have never loved a cardigan so much, it fits perfectly and the wool is so soft. I hand painted twenty 50 gram skeins of  Merino aran weight wool for this project using diluted reddish brown and grey dyes to give that antique rose shade and I dyed them in my sun stove. It’s wonderful to wear it now that Spring is here and we have been having a few cool evenings.

As most of you know, the month of August was a hospital month for us, this project was my constant companion while I sat at my dad’s bedside each day. I would take it out my basket and just knit a few rows…

My pattern notes on Ravelry are here

The buttons were given to me by my mom, she bought them many years ago to sew onto a jacket, but then decided not to use them, so they were just perfect don’t you think?

I feel a little silly in these photos. They were taken by Richard and Erin, have you noticed when you are having photos taken that you don’t really know how to stand or what to do? Thank you my loves for your sweet photos:)

I am finishing off my Circumnavigate Cowl at the moment, I am enjoying it so much…

Have a lovely week.

Joining in with the lovely Ginny today.

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Knitting…

 

It’s been a weekend of knitting blanket pieces and I have added a new design, a little flat heart with holes all around the edges, I prefer this one… The Recovery Blanket we are making takes about 121 rectangular pieces, we have knitted about 60 pieces so far. There are so many people contributing from all over the world, I am so grateful to all of you for making this special project for my mom possible:) Thank you!!

A new Heart Pattern for the blanket:

Materials:

4mm needles

Aran weight wool in any colour of the rainbow:)

Love

 

Pattern:

Cast on 25 stitches

Rows 1-6: Knit in garter stitch

Row 7: Knit 11, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 12

Row 8: Knit 12, purl 1, knit 12

Row 9: Knit 10, knit 2 tog, yarn over,  knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 10.

Row 10: Knit 11, purl 3, knit 11

Row 11: Knit 9, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 9.

Row 12: Knit 10, purl 5, knit 10

Row 13: Knit 8, knit 2 tog, yarn over,  knit 5, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 8.

Row 14: Knit 9, purl 7, knit 9

Row 15: Knit 7, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 7, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 7.

Row 16: Knit 8, purl 9, knit 8

Row 17: Knit 6, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 9, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 6.

Row 18: Knit 7, purl 11, knit 7

Row 19: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 11, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 5.

Row 20: Knit 6, purl 13, knit 6

Row 21: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 22: Knit 5, purl 15, knit 5

Row 23: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 24: Knit 5, purl 15, knit 5

Row 25: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 26: Knit 5, purl 15, knit 5

Row 27: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 5, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 4, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 5.

Row 28: Knit 6, purl 6, knit 1, purl 6, knit 6

Row 29: Knit 7, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 7.

Rows 30-35: Knit

Cast off

(If you find any errors, please do let me know and I will change them accordingly)

PS I have had a few questions about the yarn over in the pattern, it just means take the wool around the needle and then continue knitting, it will make a hole.

My mom bought this shawl in the late 1940s and gave it to me a few years ago, I really love the pattern and would like to make a few for myself in different colours. It’s a crochet pattern (I am not too good at crochet) but I’m going to go and search for it on Ravelry anyway. Anyone seen anything similar before?

Happy Monday!

xo

L

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