Sleep, Knitting and An Indian Elephant

05 Oct

1   I slept all night! Beautiful!

2   Tonight I have finished the first of two Hoodies I am knitting for the Grandbabies. This is the smaller of the two and I am delighted with the finished article.

Tabitha’s hoodie

3   I love this small picture we have of a decorated Indian elephant. When we go to India at the end of the month we will be doing a safari on the back of an elephant.  For one who admires elephants as I do (such devoted and tender creatures) it will be almost a dream come true to be so close to one.

Indian Elephant

PS For those who liked the idea of ‘Suffragette Socks’ in a recent post, this is what they look like! The shades of purple, white and green are just perfect and I shall love wearing them!

Suffragette socks!


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21 responses to “Sleep, Knitting and An Indian Elephant

  1. ewehouse

    October 9, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Your hoodie is so intricately beautiful I was inspired to pick up knitting. So I watched two YouTube videos on How to Knit. 10 minutes into the videos, I was lost. Though I’m still quite clueless about how to purl and cast-on, I’ve gained a deep respect for hand-knit wear and all the wonderful people who make them! You’re amazing!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Thank you so much! I was very lucky that my Granny taught me to knit when I was quite little so I learned easily as you do when you are young!
      Take it slowly! Knit a scarf for a child first and if you choose one of the very clever wools that there are about now, a pattern will be made for you and you’ll feel really pleased with the result! Good luck. With a name like yours, you really should persevere! 🙂

      • ewehouse

        October 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Ok! I will put ‘Knitting Something Nice’ on my Bucket List. (I don’t dare to commit to ‘scarf’ yet… Hehe…) Thanks! You are so funny and encouraging.:D

  2. niasunset

    October 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    They are so beautiful, Thank you dear Sally, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you for your always lovely comments, Nia 🙂

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    October 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Oh YES sleeping all night is beautiful! I vote for that one to be sure. I just this last week got a prescription for sleeping tablets to help me out with current stress insomnia. VOTE 1 FOR THE FULL NIGHT’S SLEEP! 🙂

    I love your knitting. Do you know, I reckon you could even have an on-side business knitting things for people. I know no-one who knits, & the idea of commissioning a grandma to sit & knit a woolly jumper for me with a hoodie, & buying it – to me, it’s one of those precious things worth buying. You really could have a business there… (but clearly IF you had time!!!)

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Funny that you had about getting enough sleep in your recent post too. Doesn’t a good night make everything seem better? I do hope the prescription is helping you to get the sleep you need.

      If I had the time, I would love to knit for others but it takes so long I would have to charge a fortune! The two hoodies have taken forever but as they are coming to completion, they are very pleasing. T’s is ready to post and J’s only needs the sleeves putting in. Two more evenings should see them both done and I want to post them together. 🙂

  4. dhphotosite

    October 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Wonderful post!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. childtasticbooks

    October 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Wow – your knitting is impressive! I wish I could knit… never learned how to. I love the socks too, and the idea of wearing them to be a suffragette. I hope you have a fantastic time in India when you go. Have you been before?

  6. saymber

    October 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

    My jaw dropped when I saw the hoodie — amazing!!!! LOVE that color and the socks look sooo comfortable and soft. I hope elephants with upturned trunks (symbol of good fortune) are all around you in your travels! We’ll look forward to the picture evidence when you get back! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t know that about elephants with up-turned trunks were a symbol of good fortune. I’m sure there will be a great many photos! 🙂

  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    October 6, 2012 at 12:19 am

    love the hoodie and glad to see the socks!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Hoodie No 2 is nearly done. Can’t do one for one grandchild without one for the other!
      I am so delighted with the socks! Easily pleased! 🙂

      • on thehomefrontandbeyond

        October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        always have to be fair and equal–which is a hard combo sometimes

        • mybeautfulthings

          October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

          Isn’t it? 🙂

  8. valeriedavies

    October 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Oh, what beautiful buttons! Won’t the little darlings love Grannie’s hoodie….
    And give my heartfelt love to the elephants who cross your path X

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      I will!
      I’m putting the same buttons onto the other hoodie whenever I get it finished. All its pieces are knitted but I’ve made a mistake with one and now have to work out what and when and redo before I can start to sew it up and that’s a bit daunting! 🙂

  9. Patrish1

    October 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    An amazing three! Sleeping through the night is worthy of a celebration. I’m in awe of the hoodie (would have taken me a year.). I love the elephant. Most of all, thanks for the suffragette socks. Fabulous 🙂

  10. Choc Chip Uru

    October 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    That Indian elephant is stunning my friend 🙂
    And your hoodie is too cute!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Hoping to see lots of elephants on our soon-to-be trip to India! 🙂


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