Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy things...




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I love my dpns and these are a lovely new addition to my knitting bag...KnitPro Nova...
...sitting untried in my cupboard for quite some time but now a firm favourite...


...places to store tiny doll buttons...my mini Bonne Maman jam jars are perfect!
(I used to keep them separated in the tallboy drawers of the dolls' house but was forever spilling them)
...now I just need to buy more jam ;-) ...


Chickadee from Quince & Co.
 ...it's definitely been added to my favourites list...smooth, soft, plump and springy...ooh, so lovely...
(purchased here )

...and after much deliberation on how best to block my cowl ...
my favourite steaming method worked beautifully as I wanted to keep the lovely texture of the
cables and the neatness of the seed stitch edging but open out the central lace pattern more
..maintain the lovely soft plumpness of the yarn 



 (I love the sculpted quality of small rope cables)
Pattern is Warble by Bonnie Sennot 


...a pink vintage Bakelite Beehive Wool holder to add to my growing collection!
(very happy that it has the original handle too ;-) )


Carrots from Abel and Cole...xx


...I love their box of goodness sitting at our front door every Friday...
(a happy weekly ritual over recent years)

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Hopefully you've had a good start to September...
(my favourite time of year)
I'm busy here putting the new bears pattern together (boys this week)
so I thought I'd take a few little snapshots of current favourite things
 in between taking pattern pics...I'm never without my camera and needles at the moment!

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..and before I go ...
I must mention too that the Tearoom is now on
Instagram
...if anyone would like to say hello it would be so lovely to see you!...
(slowly finding my way around ;-)  )

Wishing you a good new week

xXxxXx

P.S ...nothing sponsored ... just things I love x


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33 comments:

  1. Good morning dear Susan, how lovely to see you and it looks like autumn has arrived, I love that colour of wool and the cowl you made with it...just gorgeous. Happy September. Hugs xx

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    1. Ooh, thank you Jane...I can definitely feel autumn in the air here today...xx
      (P.S ...I'll be coming to visit you this evening ;-) )

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  2. Beautiful things like autumn colours. I love! :)
    Ulica :)

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    1. Yes, I think the cowl shade is perfect for autumn too Ulica...Hope you have a lovely week! ;-) ♥ ...x

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  3. Like you, I'm also a big fan of double point needles, all sorts of cable stitches...and September!

    And so it's a joy to see this post is filled with some of my very favorite things.

    I've never before seen a Bakelite yarn holder...what a great design, a perfect match of form, function and material. Wow!

    Wishing you a wonderful September. xo

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    1. Thank you Frances..the vintage Bakelite holders are lovely and were made in quite a few different colours too (they also have a needle gauge underneath which is really handy...I must take a pic)...xx

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  4. So much prettiness Susan..where do I start!! :) I think with your amazing cowl,I love everything about it, those gorgeous stitches and that yummy colour! Don't knit pro just make the loveliest needles. I have rather a large collection of Bon Maman jars, mostly the large ones but they are perfect for collecting things in!
    have a great week,
    V x

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    1. The yarn is really distinctive...very lovely...and yes...I love KnitPro needles of all kinds!...Karbonz...Symfonie...they are all a joy to use...♥
      Have a lovely week Vivienne...we'll definitely be crossing paths, I think? ;-)...xx

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  5. Hello Susan - what a beautiful cowl you have knitted, and in such a beautiful colour and superb yarn. The lovely colours and tone of your post have really cheered and heartened my week - and it is only Monday.....
    It has been a while since I used my DPNS, but perhaps now is the time to bring them out of hiding, or even buy new ones...
    Such a lovely pink wool holder too - don't you think collecting them is so addictive?!!
    Your photographs and words, are as ever, so full of inspiration that it always such a highlight to read your posts.
    Have a lovely week,
    Lynda.

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    1. Ooh thank you so much Lynda...and I'd definitely recommend the yarn and will be using it again in the future...yes, collecting my beehives is addictive...I have a couple more colours on my list! ;-) ...Hope you have a lovely 'rest of the week'...xx

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  6. Lovely Cowl, Susan, a very nice Autumn colour , looks like Autumn is trying to come early the trees are changing colour .
    Happy Autumn.

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    1. Thank you ♥...it's a lovely design for autumn as it's warm but light and airy..xx

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  7. Hello my friend.. I'm always so pleased to see a blog post from you! Your cowl is magnificent! I look forward to seeing some boy bears! I have a set of bronze #1 DPNs with a twist in the middle.. and have some sock yarn but haven't started them yet. Love your pastel pretty images. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hello lovely Teresa...I'm coming to visit you shortly and see what you've been up to!...(your dpns sound lovely) ♥...xx

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  8. Oh my dear Susan, your wares are always a joy to behold! AND, I've been on Instagram for over a year now and love it! I will look for you and follow! Happy crafting! Anita

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    1. Dear Anita..I found you on Instagram!...I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely pics appear in my feed ♥..xx

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  9. Everything looks so very pretty! Love your photography ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Summer...hope you're having a good week ♥...xx

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  10. The KnitPro DPNs are wonderful, aren't they? I bought myself a set a little while ago. They made knitting in the round so much easier!
    I'll be sure to follow you on Instagram next time I pop on there (I'm on my PC at the moment)

    Sarah x

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    1. yes...I love how the yarn glides across them Sarah...and will look forward to seeing you on Instagram!...xx

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  11. I just adore the beehive yarn holder! It's absolutely adorable...and PINK! I was recently gifted a mini jam jar, now I am in a quandary as to whether to keep the jam in the jar so it looks cute OR empty it out for my buttons! Megan x

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    1. ...a dilemma Megan!...I think it's a good excuse to keep buying more jam ;-) ...xx

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  12. What a gorgeous post Susan! I love your beautiful cowl, such lovely textures in your perfect knitting. I would love a beehive yarn holder ......must start looking for one right now! Wishing you a very happy September.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen!...(I think I may need to look for a green one now :-) )..Hope you're having a lovely week ♥..xx

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  13. Wow that cowl is beautiful, a really rich colour. I do like your little jamjars....I don't think I've seen little ones before, I'm not sure they would last long in this house, but then I would have loads of jars ;-)

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    1. Ooh, thank you Faith (...and the yarn is a joy ♥)...I can just imagine too how many jars you could buy there with your boys...it sounds perfect...buying all that jam in mini jars means lots of storage for your craft bits...it's a winner ;-)..xxxxx

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  14. What a big bunch of happy things in your post. Love your inspiring blog and all the happy color and pattern. I feel like I just came home.

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  15. Such sweetness in this post, Mary Jane. You just reminded me of why I started blogging to begin with and it seems I had forgotten.

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