Yarn Along


I finished this vest in time for my little guy’s big day last Saturday (ok, I was sewing on buttons at 2 a.m. But the vest was worth the lost sleep).
Unfortunately it was totally impossible to get a decent picture with him wearing it over his little shirt, but let me tell you, very smart and absolutely cute.
Ravelry notes here.

I am on the sleeves of an abandoned little cardigan now, and have the yarn ready and waiting for two more shawls, and then there are the hats…
Knitting projects is something I am not lacking.
Reading time on the other hand has be scarce, but I am hoping for a bit of improvement during this week of half term holidays..

What have you all been up to?


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We had a Naming Ceremony for the little guy this weekend. A lovely day spent with our friends, and a lot of cupcakes (and also an experiment-turned-new-favourite: grapes on cocktail sticks, dipped in melted white chocolate and then dipped in chopped hazelnuts. Leave to set and enjoy. The little guy skewered the grapes, the big one did the dipping. Delicious teamwork!).
We were all shattered by Saturday afternoon, but in a good way.
I only wished small children would appreciate the potential extra hour in bed we all could have gotten from the time changing.
But nevertheless, Sunday was slow and quiet. We now have a week holiday, so the weekend continued seamlessly into Monday.
Although today, dinner was on the table at five – I guess we are all still on summer time!

Weekending with Karen.
How has yours been?


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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.



Found just on our doorstep, a tiny Herzblatt (literally translated heart leaf, in German, this means sweetheart).
A wonderful weekend, all.

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Yarn Along

20141022_163106I didn’t manage to finish the vest in time for last weekend. In the end there was so much to do, and something had to give. My new aim is this Saturday, for a family celebration.

If I finish the back tonight, the other front tomorrow, the button bands on Friday….? Oh, I’ll need buttons as well!
Let’s see.

No news in the reading department either. Instead I had a very nice hot chocolate with cream on top arranged next to my knitting, but then the camera battery died. By the time I thought to use my phone, the hot chocolate was gone.
Love hot chocolate weather.
(I needed a little chocolate boost because my husband hid the amazing German biscuits I promised not to eat all by myself. He knows I probably would have been unable to resist the temptation, so when I opened the cupboard I just found a paper saying “Are you looking for something?”)

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along today. What are you knitting and reading these days?

Oh, and don’t forget the gorgeous yarn giveaway on our Facebook page, ending tonight. One absolutely fabulous skein of hand dyed Devon Sun Yarns ‘Bloom’ is on offer!


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Fancy some yarn?


When I was celebrating the fourth anniversary of this blog and the shop, the lovely Daisy from Devon Sun Yarns offered me a skein of her hugely popular yarn for a giveaway.
It’s so wonderful and squishy, it’ll be hard to let go of!
The giveaway is open until Wednesday evening, and you simply need to leave a comment on the pinned post on the Stitch & Purl Facebook page.
Good luck, everyone!

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We had a second birthday to celebrate this weekend.
There were a few ideas for outings and special things to do, but in the end we kept it simple, and that was the best idea.
A big breakfast, a nap had cuddled together, like on this day two years ago. A scooter trip around the park to test out the new bell and light.
A slow weekend before a week that is so full already, I am trying to savour a quiet evening tonight.

Weekending with Karen.
How has yours been?


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Yarn Along


A last-minute birthday knit (it’s only going to be a size 2, but I am not sure if I am going to finish this by Saturday… the herringbone stitch is rather more time-consuming than I thought).
This is in addition to the other fifty (ok, three) knitting projects on the needles. The husband is complaining about knitting lying around again, so I am hiding them in various places. Good thing I have a spacious handbag!

My reading is sporadic. I lost the book I was reading the other day, and while looking under my bed, I found another one I’d started a while ago. I tried to get back into it, but to be honest, I didn’t really realise I’d lost that one too because it was a bit boring.
I used to read even the boring books because I couldn’t not finish one.
But now I think life’s a bit short for that.
So I started another one I had on the shelf, before finding the first one behind the sofa. (p.s. It’s not that it’s all such a big mess here, well sometimes it is, but mostly it’s because I have a toddler who loves to hide stuff!)

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along. What are you knitting and/or reading?


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