Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Rainy Day, Yarn and Tea - Perfect!




Gorgeous rainy day here. And boy, do our water tanks need it! Already, and we aren't even into summer yet. Looks like a hot, dry, LOOOOONG summer this year.

Until recently I didn't know that this is what I am:

Pluviophile - a person who loves rain. That's me! I feel so refreshed when it rains, and the smell!

Ombrophile - person who loves being rained on. Maybe not so much, although I love weeding in light rain. I think I'm more a watching the rain run down the windows kinda rain lover!





Working on a baby jacket from a vintage Patons book. It is called Puss and there are some lovely examples on Ravelry. Sometimes I just like to knit babywear in bright colours - sock yarn is great for this.




Original photograph from pattern book Patons R30. 









And I am reading Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English. I am always drawn into a book like that by photos and this book is simply gorgeous. The recipes sound delicious and all the ideas for gatherings would be such fun.
Here in Australia, we are heading into summer, so two gatherings that caught my eye were the Fruit celebration and the Cookie Exchange for Christmas. The idea of a Cookie Exchange has always appealed to me. Maybe next year, when we aren't moving house on 18th December!



Our peach tree is covered with little green wannabe peaches, so look forward to enjoying them like this little girl.



And look at the gorgeous knitwear. If anyone knows the pattern of that little red jacket or the yellow cardi, I would love to know!

I love this book for the photos alone, but the whole book is great. 

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.

26 comments:

  1. LOVE that yarn you are using!! I really like bright happy colors for baby clothes. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm a bit of a fan of the more is more theory when it comes to colour! Wasn't sure if this was just too much more! The yarn is Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4ply pure wool. It is lovely yarn. I also bought some 'boy' yarn in a mix of cream, blues and browns - slightly more subtle than the pink and orange one!

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  2. The book looks wonderful! Lovely baby jacket!

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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  3. I like baby knits because they make me feel like I'm accomplishing something!

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    1. Oh yes, love to knit up some little booties - done in one night of movie viewing!

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  4. sweet little vintage baby pattern....the red one looks similar....I, too, would love to know what that was is!!

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    1. It looks a bit like a Tea Leaves - hard to see in my photo though.

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  5. That look like a lovely book. Would it worth contacting the publishers to ask them?

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    1. Good idea! I might try that. I will have to look through the whole book closely first and make a list.

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  6. That book looks wonderful. Ashley English shared some of the photo shoots on her Instagram, and everything always looked so inviting. Love the baby cardi in the bright colours too!

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    1. Thanks! That is the right word - inviting!

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  7. There needs to be a decree around the world. All knitwear in movies, books, and commercials MUST provide a source for pattern or purchase! It would make our lives so much easier.

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    1. I agree! I often interrupt a movie to examine detail on knitwear or room settings!

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  8. Your blog is lovely! What a pleasure to find!

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  9. What a lovely book and I think the colorful baby jacket looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you. I am almost up to the yoke now. So hopefully I will be able to post a photo of that next week.

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  10. What a sweet little jacket pattern. I love the yarn you're knitting it up in. My babies were always in bright colours like that

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  11. That baby sweater is going to look beautiful in that bright yarn. I never think to make baby clothes bright, but that looks perfect.

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    1. Thank you - hopefully I will have some of the yoke done to post next week.

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  12. That yarn looks delicious! very happy knitting for a winter rainy day! I'm just like you, rain and snow but from the window, warm and cozy at home haha. I don't mind getting wet but it's not enjoyable... plus I generally end up sick.
    Your blog is lovely! Thank you for visiting mine! have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! I love your blog too, especially the snowflakes! I am a snow lover, even though I live somewhere that it never has and never will snow!

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  13. It's amazing what different colours can do to enhance a garment. The yarn looks utterly gorgeous and it will make for a beautiful baby jacket!

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure at first, but I think it is knitting up wonderfully.

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