Hello, March

 

 

P1050523February, although a short month, always seems endless to me.
March sounds so much more promising already.
Spring is arriving, slowly, slowly.
The first seas of buds and flowers are covering corners in the park. The sun is out, but the wind is still cold, mornings are frosty, but evenings longer.
On a weekend walk we collected a few little treasures.
Together with some lengths of embroidery cotton, a little mobile is cheering our window now, while we wait for March to unfold.

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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.

 

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A little surprise I had this week, that I wanted to share with you – Happy weekend, all.

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Yarn Along

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Yarning along a little later than usual – so the picture, taken a few days ago, is not quite up to date anymore. (But the colours of my knitting and reading matched so nicely!)
After finishing the first Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl I got sidetracked by some baby knitting, oh so quick after months of shawls only.
A parcel was sent to a new baby, and the above toddler top and a little stripey baby version listed in the shop.
Garden Spells was recommended a while ago by one of you, and it was a very lovely read.
Now, I’ve just pulled The Peach Keeper out of my library bag after forgetting that I’d borrowed it at the same time, so I am seamlessly continuing to read Sarah Addison Allen while continuing to knit the border on the next shawl.

 

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Knitted

 

P1050629I finished the first of my Follow Your Arrow 2 shawls this past weekend. It’s already packed up as a present and went out with yesterday’s morning post run.
The blue is a hand-dyed sock yarn from Devon Sun Yarns, and it knitted up so beautifully.

I have another, opposite version, of this shawl on the needles so I could knit both clues each time; it just needs a border and then that one will be finished, too.

In the meantime, I got distracted by some new baby knits for a friend, and got lured in by how quick and easy baby vests are… so maybe that border is going to take me a while yet!

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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.

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Happy weekend, all.

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Yarn Along

P1050548The first of the little pile of knit-along shawls I’ve been working on is finished.

This is Edith’s Secret, the Downton Abbey mystery knit-along. I ran out of the contrast yarn halfway through the lace border, but I’m still very happy with the outcome.
This shawl will go into my gift box. (I have a recipient in mind; if they see it on here I am banking on them forgetting about it by the time I give it to them!)

That’s around 750m of stash yarn knitted up.
(Ravelry notes here.)

Now onto finishing the Follow Your Arrow 2‘s…

 

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Today

P1050575We love our pancakes around here, and I love trying new recipe for our Pancake Day pancakes.
This year, we had spelt flour pancakes, with some traditional lemon and sugar, yum.

The little artist agreed to give up chocolate with me for Lent. I’m not sure he’s realised what he has let himself in for!

I hope you had a delicious Pancake Day and have a good Lent ahead.

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