Sunday, August 17, 2014

winter woollies

Every year, Adrian and our eldest son go away this same weekend in August, riding off-road motorbikes, camping, getting muddy and very, very tired - a real boys weekend ...


...and every year - it seems - the sheep start to lamb that very same weekend. And this year without fail, the same happened again. Today the first two was born. They look a bit odd, don't they? We didn't have our own ram this year so we borrowed Samson, our neighbour's black faced Suffolk ram...

While the sheep were busy 'doing their thing' (one of the others have just given birth as well), I spent a quite day doing 'woolly things' too.
Santa Fe by Carol Sunday on Ravely 
I found this gorgeous cardigan a few weeks ago on Ravely - and just couldn't get it out of my mind. It didn't help that we had this amazingly beautiful 'Woolly' merino yarn in the shop - beautiful shades right across from the counter, just begging to come home with me. 



It was just wonderful, quite and blissful knitting away with the sun streaming in through the windows. Ahh bliss...

Hope you too have had a nice weekend,
Anna x

Oh, I almost forgot to give you heads up. The SHOP will be closed from Sunday 24 Aug and while I am away. It will be back in business first week in October.

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  1. Have a wonderful trip ....thinking of you. Dont forget to take your camera ! : ) Daisy x

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  2. I love that pattern and the yarn looks scrumptious :)

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    1. They most certainly are. It is so nice to be knitting again.

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  3. Your upcoming trip sounds absolutely wonderful and exciting. What a lovely thing to see -- the sheep and their lambs! And your assorted colors of wool. Your cardigan is going to be so gorgeous! Can't wait for you to finish and post pictures. As it is, I should probably get my needles and yarn stash out of hiding and start something myself. :D

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    1. Am I guessing you live in opposite seasons to us? If so, I guess is coming into knitting and crochet season - it will be too hot here very soon.

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  4. Oh such beautiful woolies...the live ones and the ones you made too! I have always wanted to learn how to knit but never found the time or the teacher...maybe someday!

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    1. I was very fortunate that as a child the 'grown-up' women around me were very accomplished in one kind of needlecraft or another so I learned very young. Haven't touch my needles for years and am simply loving it.

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