Sunday, 29 September 2013

I've got mail!

Does anyone remember that movie? I recently watched it, and it's timeless. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are such a good movie pairing, and perfectly epitomises the reason for this post - the excitement of getting mail!
I love when things arrive in the mail, and no more so when it is a pile of squishy yarny goodness!!!

Look at this lovely stuff - doesn't it look amazing?

It is to make one of these little bunnies, designed by Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits. The pattern can be found on Ravelry - go have a look...

Aren't they adorable??? I can't wait to make one, as well as a cute little wardrobe of dresses to match!!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday Link Love


Things have been a bit hectic around here this week, what with back to school season and all... in the meantime, here are a few links I've loved this week.

This is awesome.
Some good advice about seizing the day.
I'm quite liking these words too.

I shall be back soon with lots of socks to show you, and some other yarny goodness :-)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Friday Link Love

Some snippets of things I've liked around the interwebz:

Granny square blankets have been popular this year - I particularly like this one.
These socks - major love.
This lady always posts amazing quotes, and this one is no exception.
Inspiring images to be found here, here and here.
These dresses made me long for an era of ballrooms and beautiful dresses.

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A bit of stitching...

As you can probably already tell, my interest in hand-stitching is not limited purely to knitting. Every so often, some patchwork will catch my attention, and these hexagons called to be worked on a few weeks ago.
Now this attempt is not their first incarnation - I have been pulling these out every few years, trying to decide what they would become.
Hexagons in rainbow order? Couldn't find an arrangement I liked.
Completely scrappy? Not enough order.
Stripes of colour? Didn't like it.

Eventually, my love of the traditional led me to a final decision - a grandmothers flower garden quilt.

Ready to be turned into something...

Don't they look pretty?? I do love a nice stack of hexies...

Taking their first steps towards becoming a quilt.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

A bit of knitting...

"Finally!" I'm hearing you say - some knitting content!

A few years ago there was a small baby boom amongst people I know. So, like any good knitter, I decided to gift to each of them a pair of baby booties or two. Of course, this left some scraps of yarn and nothing to turn them into... until these...

Some charity baby hats, knit for preemie babies born locally. I'm hoping they can bring some comfort and warmth to some of the new additions here in the UK.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Moors...

A visit to Yorkshire just wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Moors. It is such a beautiful landscape to visit, drive through, and as we did, take a walk across.

It was so lovely to see fields for miles and miles... here you can see Danby Castle, with a rich history and beautiful views.

A pretty railway line...

Interesting details...

And of course... for the knitters (as this was supposed to be a knitting blog!) some lovely sheep! 

Such a lovely county with very friendly people! I shall definitely be visiting again to see what else this beautiful corner of England has to offer :-)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Adventures in Yorkshire

If there is one thing about Yorkshire, it is its diverse landscape. The roads are steep and winding, the moors purple with heather, and altogether it makes for very dramatic viewing as you travel throughout the county. While we were there we visited all sorts of terrain - among those were Seaham beach and Dalby Forest.

 Seaham beach was a lovely day out, and one with a story! Apparently there was a glass factory in the area during the Victorian era, and any offcuts or odds were thrown into the sea. Since then, the sea has tossed the glass pieces around enough to make beach glass, tiny pebbles of glass which can easily be found washed up in the area.

As you can see - we found quite a lot!

Another day out was to Dalby Forest, and oh this was simply stunning - there is nothing more fun than getting lost amongst the trees! The light streaming through the trees helped us to find our way along the path...

There was something enchanting around every corner: a clearing we came across was fun as we tried to hear our echoes over the sea of pine trees... and this little place here - a beautiful lake. 

There is so many more pictures I could share but I couldn't choose! I shall share my experience of the moors next time...

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Holiday

Mine, not the film!
This year saw my family and I drive up north to visit the beautiful county of Yorkshire. I had never been there before, but of course being a big fan of Wuthering Heights, I was intrigued to see what it was like! There really was something for everyone (as you'll see in future posts).
It was a lovely holiday, and was a much needed break from urban life! Sometimes it's nice to reconnect with nature, step back, and take a break...

Enjoy the beauty of seascapes...

Take a sunset walk in golden fields...

Enjoy some tunes...

Spend time away from screens...

And enjoy a visit from a nosy chicken or two!

More pictures and adventures to come soon, or you can pop over here to see what else we got up to...

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Welcome September

It's that time of year again! The time when leaves change, the time for new school supplies, the time for pumpkin spice lattes... I just love the first of September.

Looking forward to fluffy socks, Hot Chocolate, thanksgiving, pumpkin everything (and I mean everything), knitted goodness, wrapping up warm with patchwork quilts, chai tea, walks in forests blazing with colour, cosy movie nights with friends, stews and soups, homemade bread, and so much more!
Welcome autumn, I've missed you!