Saturday, 20 February 2016

Winter Knitting....


















...my cowl in progress...
Cast on a few days ago... almost complete now and ready to be blocked.... 
I'm looking forward to finishing it over the weekend and will take more pics when it's finished
(pattern from Quince and Co. using the beautifully soft, smooth and bouncy
 'Chickadee' .... 100% American Wool)

...in my kitchen...
I must show you how hares are gradually multiplying around our house...cushions, lampshades, ornaments...
it will have to stop soon...(but not quite yet because I've just seen some lovely fabric ;-) )

...my aran sweater in progress...
Front almost finished...although only the front...so a way to go yet!
(pattern from Virtual Yarns using the utterly gorgeous Hebridean 3 Ply
...very different to the yarn just mentioned although equally as lovely to work with... 100% British Wool)
Isn't wool amazing? ... I never get tired of reading about where my wool has come from...
...it always adds to knitting adventures....it really is magical...there's no other sound explanation

...pretty wonderland cup and an all time favourite book...
(a present from my girls...the original illustrations by John Tenniel are amazing and completely inspiring x)
I plan to collect all my favourites from the Penguin Clothbound Classics now
and replace my very tatty paperbacks ... next one has to be 'Wuthering Heights'
...and finally...
I must mention one of my best craft buys in the last year!
Laden with all my current projects...yarn, needles, hooks and books...
It has wheels and moves smoothly from place to place with me
(much to everyone's amusement around here)
It's perfect for moving out of the way and into a cupboard if short on space
(and I finally no longer lose anything while I'm working...hurrah!!!)
...it also comes in several colours and it can be found here 

(* not sponsored... just something I happen to find absolutely useful x)

Back soon

hApPy cRaFtInG
~♥~

P.S...
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A GIVEAWAY!!!


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41 comments:

  1. I'm in love with your cowl Susan, the pattern, the amazing colour, all of it...just beautiful. Your sweater is looking lovely too
    I don't think you can have too many hares...can you? ;)
    I love your pretty trolley, I have had my eye on one of those for ages, lovely Jane from JanesJournal has just got one too, you ladies are really tempting me!
    Happy weekend lovely Susan,
    V x

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    1. Hi Vivienne..No, it seems you can never have too many hares (although I am at risk of letting things get out of control here haha!)...and I couldn't do without my trolley now ...it's perfect and much more useful for me than a bag or basket....the Chickadee is beautiful..I'll write more about it when it's finished ;-) hApPy wEeKeNd lovely...I'll be coming to visit you ♥

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  2. It's always refreshing to see a new post from you, Susan! Your images always lift my imagination. GREAT aqua art tote...IKEA?

    Enjoy your artistic endeavors!!!!

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    1. Thank you Anita...yes, it's from Ikea ;-) ...Have a lovely weekend and hopefully I WILL be on Instagram soon, haha! ♥

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  3. That 's lovely!, I really love the colour of the cowl. It seems you are very busy here! And I am looking forward to see all finished.
    Have a great day,
    Rose.

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    1. Thank you Rose...yes, the colour is lovely...'honey'..;-)
      Happy Weekend! x

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  4. El color de la capucha es precioso , el patrón que has utilizado laborioso y muy bonito , debe de ser tan agradable abrigarse con ella un dia frio de invierno. El jersey me encanta !!! Todo lo que compartes es hermoso y inspirador. Gracias.

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    1. Thank you so much Karmen...and both of these knits are deceptively quick to knit which I can tell you more about in other posts in the future ;-) ...Have a lovely weekend ♥

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  5. Hello Susan - so lovely to read all about what has been going on with you lately. Your knitting looks wonderful, and the yarn you used, so tempting! You are right about knitting it is entirely magical - the sound of the needles as you work, the yarn gliding through your fingers.....
    It is just so relaxing and comforting. I love your photographs - the little hare hook is enchanting. As always, you have made a dull, wet, day so much more colourful and inspiring.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Lynda.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Lynda ad for the kind comments ...very dull and wet in our corner today too...definitely ready for some spring flowers and a little more sunshine now...so looking forward to longer days!! ;-)..xx

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  6. Dear Susan, wow, love your colour choice here - this warm ochre looks eyquisite! Have a delightful weekend!

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    1. Martina...thank you so much...it reminds me of an old gilded mirror! ;-) ...Hope you have a great weekend Martina! ♥

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  7. Once again, your post inspires and motivates me !!
    Your knitting tempts me to cast on more projects
    in addition to the projects in progress . . . . . which are several.
    A cup of tea - soothing
    books - adventure in different worlds
    your rolling cart - DEVINE
    Yet another temptation :*)
    Very, very SPRING-like here in mid-Missouri
    warm temps, sunny sky, thin WHITE clouds
    What more could a gal wish for .
    Have a lovely weekend
    hugs 'n smiles,
    Gerry

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    1. Gerry, I need to be in your corner...'spring-like' seems a long way ahead here today! ;-) Thank you (and I hope I haven't encouraged you to take on even more projects...if you're like me you will have more than enough already!)...x

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  8. I always enjoy a visit to your colorful life! Your knitting is amazing! We have daffodils ready to bloom here.. so exciting! Love your trolley.. now I'm drooling over the idea. Enjoy your week ahead!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you Teresa...it's lovely to see daffodils appearing ...a sign that spring really will be here soon! ;-) Have a lovely weekend ♥ ...x

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  9. As always it is such fun to come to your blog for a visit!! I love your cowl and the yarn is just gorgeous! What a pretty color! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara...I'm looking forward to seeing it blocked and finished ;-) ...Hope you're having a good weekend ♥

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  10. I went over straight away to look at your trolley, this is such a good idea. Thank you for sharing. x

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    1. Yes, it's very sturdy too Kay ...definitely far more practical than a large bag or basket for me ...
      Happy Sunday x

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  11. Lovely post. Alice in Wonderland, one of my favourite stories. I trying to finish two small aran cardigans for two year olds, can't wait to finish them now as I have knitted four of them, then I plan on knitting something circular!
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Julie...well done on knitting all those little cardigans...I think there always comes a point when you just want to start a fresh project no matter how much you may love a pattern!...I love circular knitting x
      Have a lovely new week x

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  12. How amazing Susan....I recently wrote a post all about my Rastog and we even have the sand colour...lol...great minds eh. I love mine and may even need a second one. Lovely knitting in progress. Enjoy the week ahead..lovely to see you over at mine. Hugs xx

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    1. Same..not sand. ..my phone is auto correcting and getting it wrong! '

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    2. Another coincidence to add to the list Jane!...How funny...I must have missed your post and was unaware that you have the same trolley and in the same colour too! ♥ ... Lovely to catch up today and hope you have a happy new week ;-) x

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  13. Hi Susan! :)
    Very nice post, i love the colours and your knittings are beautiful!
    You are a source of inspiration for me, always!
    A big hug!
    Ulica :)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Ulica ;-) ...hope you're having a great week!...♥

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  14. Hi Susan!
    Such a lovely post... as always!!!
    I've looked and looked on the IKEA website and cannot find one of those lovely crafty things in turquoise that you have. I would so love to get one but can't find it...

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  15. I cannot find it in the United States that is... I, of course, see it on your UK site but not on our US site for IKEA... what the heck???

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  16. Well DUH!!! Never mind.... I just found it on Amazon here in the US. Sorry for the big fat BLONDE MOMENT!

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    1. Hi Danette...Thank you!... and glad to read you have managed to search out the trolley! ;-) ...Hope you're having a good week too ♥..x

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  17. HOLA, VIVO EN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. ME GUSTA MUCHO ESTE BLOG!!!

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  18. ME GUSTAN MUCHOS LAS MUÑECAS. SON PRECIOSAS!!!!

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  19. I'm a follower and have made several of your toys.

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  20. What beautiful colours, you always do such fabulous things, what a great give away,thank you for the chance

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  21. Wat een fantastische give away. Het zou een eer zijn om met deze mooie kleuren een yarndoll te maken. Ben een gedreven fan van jouw patronen.

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  22. Fabulous blog and wonderful works!
    Mar

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  23. I always love looking at your posts. They are always so colourful, intersting and so pretty. I always feel truly inspired after browsing through...Thank you. Debbie xx

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  24. I absolutely love your winter knitting! I love mustard color so much! Your images are delightful!
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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