I’m here again at the beautiful campsite in cornwall. This time my husband is here which is lovely; we’ve done a bit or busking and I’ve done a whole load of knitting. We’ve eaten ice cream, played push-penny in the arcades, bought tat and today, best of all went to The Monkey Sanctuary. (Seriously, who the hell keeps a monkey as a pet!?🤬)Oh and we had a wonderful Indian meal out.
I’ve finished knitting a scarf and started on a child’s version of the same; can’t promise these items won’t have bits of grass knitted into them and I’m pretty sure they’ll smell a bit of wood smoke! Seriously I wash stuff before I sell it!
Right now I’m laying in our tent listening to the rain… I love that sound. We’ve been visited by a huge hedgehog and the little one has made friends with a bunch of kids also staying here. She’s asleep next to me as there was a spider in her tent. My baby, brave enough to sleep in her own tent, except for tonight when she was chased out by s spider! 🕷 She’s growing up so fast.
What gorgeous weather we’re having!!! So knitting these summer bright soft storage baskets and plant pot covers in readiness for my first market of the year. I’m really lovely looking forward to it – I’m not entire prepared but that’s life. Don’t wait until you’re ready!
I’ve not yet managed to knit any easy light weight summer tops… the one I was working on ended up being dragged behind my van and ended up in the bin if you remember!
So anyway, I lovely easy day with the girl and some good friends today so better get on and ready for the day …🙏🏼❤️☀️☀️☀️
My wonderful little angel shrieked with joy when she opened the front door this morning. “Take a picture!” She insisted.
Just look at that sun on the bare winter trees! Moments later it was gone but how welcome! We have officially turned the corner towards longer days. Also I’ve finished work now for Christmas 🎄😃😃.
Last busking ✔️
And now is time to kick back and enjoy the Christmas preparations with Alice. The shopping is mostly done, the woods is just about ready so it’s mainly wrapping and finishing touches. Jerri, my husband will be back Christmas Eve and then it’s properly the holidays! Family time. Time for friends.
And then it’ll be time to reflect on the year. The progress made, there’s plenty to be proud of. But also what’s important for the coming year, what I want to do more of, what I want to change.
If I don’t get around to blogging before Christmas Day, which I might not have a wonderful time. 🎄❤️🙏🏼
Because I know you have ooodles of time on your hands at this time of year…..
Seriously though. These decorations are super simple to make and suitable for absolute beginners. If you have youngsters around it is an ideal project for children learning to knit as they will be able to build on their basic knit stitch and they are quick to make.
It’s worth making a set of ‘stealth needles’ or using shorter needles as the size of the projects mean they can get bit lost on long needles. The decorations make ideal keepsake or if you’re feeling super organised this Christmas, a gift decoration. At any rate, you will treasure these decorations for years to come, unlike the the bumper box set you got last year…..
So click on the link below for the FREE PATTERN.
Well Christmas is the season for giving and I’m working on some free patterns for glorious little festive decorations. Some might say it’s too early but I like to take the stress out of things and anyway they make nice little gifts. You can’t have too many decorations at Christmas.
Anyway I was drawing them and my gorgeous girl came over. “Can I design one mummy?” Of course. “Can I use your special pen?” Yes. And here it is, a parcel. She’s 5. I’m one of those super proud mums and I don’t care! I’m starting this one first!
Yesterday I made a beret; people have been asking for them on the stall and I thought I’d have a go. I was too in the moment to write the pattern down as I knitted. That and I was waiting to busk when I started it; standing around waiting for more than more than half a dozen people to be in town! I get impatient and am liable to start to early if I don’t have knitting with me. Later I was just enjoying the knitting and taking a break from an Aran Cape-u-chino I’m working on
So now is the business of measuring. How much yarn, how many rows, what EXACTLY did I do and do I want to change anything? How could it be better… you know that sort of stuff. And this design is probably going to be in the ‘Home Spun’ range I’m working on – so it’ll probably need reworking in that yarn but this is a good start.
Thats all going to have to wait until later. This is the last weekend of half term and it’s going to be a lovely lazy day. Lots of making probably involving glitter and pipe cleaners and maybe some baking and definitely some pumpkin carving. Oh and the clocks change tonight, not that that’s going to make any difference to us as a family, but it definitely feels like winter. We like winter…