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Since moving to the smallholding I wear a lot of hats, literally and metaphorically!! I have a few favourites…
My lattice hat, knitted up in a gorgeous sock weight alpaca yarn I bought on the Great London Yarn Crawl, my River Knits yarn hat, which is a gorgeous sock weight yarn and I knitted a super slouchy beanie hat in it!
More recently I have been knitting up hats for a few people around here and using double knit yarn!
This one is knitted in our hilltop blend and it is rarely off the farmers head at the moment!
I have also been finding the boy’s hat strewn about the place…. this one was found out by the stream in the last cold snap frozen solid!!
Still on the go we have the Hazels shawl…. which I seem to be taking forever to write up let alone chart….
And the Hive shawl, which is nearly written (honest mum!! 😂😘) which need blocking final photos and a trip to the tech editor!!
I am also now working on a range of foraging and smallholding inspired patterns!! Mushrooms, more leaves, animals and even a hedgehog set of patterns which will be released to raise money for our local hoggie hogspital who nursed our beautiful Holly so well!!
I have knitted up some fabulous sweaters for the boys using our beautiful rustic with alpaca yarns!!
You can see which one is more impressed at the photo shoot for his new jumper!!
The yarn is a gorgeous blend of next to skin soft yarn!! And the colourways lend themselves beautifully to colour work patterns and these yoked sweaters, the Diplodocus sweater by Kate Oates is perfect for my two dinosaur enthusiasts!!
We have all sorts of colours sure to please your dino lovers too!!
He really does love it! Just didn’t want to take photos 😂🥴 Here are the colours we have available in the Etsy shop!
Well a fortnight has vanished since my last post!!! Well more than a fortnight!!! That’s what new babies manage to do…. and toddlers… they eat time!!!
So…. now I’m a captive on the sofa with a post immunisation snuggler….
Where was I….
Wonderwool Purchases!!! Those of you that follow me over on Instagram will have seen these beauties posted there!! But look!!!
A good mix of mainly sock yarn and some spinning fluff for my breeds log cabin blanket!! Hurrah now I just need the time to knit them!!
In other news I was lucky enough to test knit the fabulous Peeky Cat socks, a colourwork double knit socks pattern by An Caitín Beag!! Wow these knit up quick!!! I used some deep stash Sweet Georgia merino DK yarn that I bought an age ago with plans for a top for me…. two children later….. and seriously limited knit time…. and it’s now becoming snuggly gorgeous cat socks!!!!
This pattern is amazing!! And she has set it up on Ravelry ready for release on the 25th!!
Other than that I’m plugging in with James’ socks….
And I’ve finally finished the reknit of my hazels shawl in RiverKnits in Indian Giant Squirrel!!
Now I need to block it and finish writing the pattern and get it off to the wonderful tech editor!! Any interested parties for the test knit?!
Apologies I was due to podcast this weekend….. but I haven’t a the energy and b with all the visitors I haven’t had a chance to do as much…..
Some sneaky peeks…… at an A J Aviator hat (pattern from Made by Jacks Mum) made for Young Sir for next winter me thinks…….. or a over hat as he seems to want to wear hats over his hoods at the moment!
Some spinning of Icelandic wool is still happening despite me not enjoying this fibre as much….. I have to go slow and really concentrate and even then I think it’s going to be horribly over spun and squirly…
Some BEAUTIFUL RiverKnits Splendiferous yarn for swatching and knitting up a new design!!!
Some skeined up pomegranate….
And some more sewing in the form of a commission for a very special young lady I used to teach!! (For those not in the know I spent 11-12 years as a full time special needs teacher where we used to live!) and this work is making some pretty but useable bibs for everyday use and for when she is eating!! I drafted up the pattern and made a couple of prototypes!! I’m quite pleased and am now cutting out and making the rest!!