1 This year I have resolved to keep my wool collection in a more organised fashion and for my birthday, the lovely Mr S bought me this compartmented display box in beautiful mango wood. Today, I have sorted all my bits and balls of wool and am very pleased with the result. Each one as I put it away is full of memories of what I knitted and for whom – it’s lovely! Have a look at this post to see some of my projects http://mybeautfulthings.com/2013/01/04/weekly-photo-challenge-my-2012-in-pictures-a-year-of-knitting/
2 I’ve started knitting The Snowman’s Snowdog (it’s a bit tricky) but I love the way the ball of wool turned into a snowball as soon as I took off the wrapper!
3 The Schizophragma hydrangeoides, in the front garden, has the most beautiful skeletal flowers just barely hanging on its branches.
January 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm
I love your wool collection box – I particularly love that the wood is not shiny veneered, new looking. It’s great 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 1:18 am
I love the ‘wool-box’ photo – it’s kind of unique and fancy^^
January 6, 2013 at 8:26 am
Thank you. The people in the shop wondered why we wanted to buy one of their display units and were intrigued when I said I was going to put wool in it. I’ll have to send them a photo.
Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 8:31 am
It looks so good – I don’t knit but I would like to have such a display unit with that colorful wool in my living room^^
You’re welcome 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm
My leftovers make blankets for Cats Protection and teddies for Shelterbox!
January 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm
Shelterbox is one of my charities too. Do you have a pattern for the teddies? 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 10:48 am
I have a photocopy – could pop it through the door – or you could pick it up online at Teddies for Tragedies – they are really sweet and very quick to do.
January 6, 2013 at 11:09 am
Just been to Teddies for Tragedies – that really touched me and I shall be making a Teddy or two in time. Thank you for the link.
First I have to get this Snowdog sorted!
All the best to you 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 11:52 am
Once again, an intriguing comment ‘could pop it through the door’ I should know you, shouldn’t I? Kay? 🙂
January 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm
Hilary – from across the road – we met at Naomi’s Pampered Chef party and have followed the blog ever since
January 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm
I’m really pleased to know that! Thank you! 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Love your yarn box, makes all the wool look so pretty. Almost as though you had framed them 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Thank you! i was delighted with the arrangement too. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm
That’s right! I hadn’t thought of it quite like that but, yes, they are now all framed. Just wondering where the next lot will go….. Perhaps I’ll be needing another box……. 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am
Gorgeous box, Mr. S. I see lace in that leaf. Knit on with confidence…….EZ.
January 5, 2013 at 12:31 am
Beautiful box (Mr. S is a clever man) and beautiful memories. Also, love that leave–wow!
January 5, 2013 at 12:31 am
I meant “love that leaf”
January 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm
A place for everything and everything in its place. 🙂
January 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm
Goodness, that yarn is pretty but I bet it is tricky to knit – I don’t think my eyesight would hold up to that challenge! Can’t wait to see the end result 🙂
January 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm
It IS tricky to knit! Doesn’t slip easily over the needles. I think making the Snowdog will be a labour of love! 🙂
Teresa Cleveland Wendel
January 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm
I love finding such leaves–pretty from the inside out.
January 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm
love the snowflake wool–now you need round holes to store it
January 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm
I like that idea! 🙂
January 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm
looks like a great way to keep your yarn…and the leaf is quite pretty!
January 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm
After so many years of knitting, etc., I have bins of yarn. I make squares to send to South Africa for aids orphans. The project is called Knit-A-Square. http://www.knit-a-square.com/index.html
January 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Thank you for that link. At the moment I am knitting for Grandchildren of our own and friends but I have plans to knit tiny things for our local premmie unit. I will check out your link for when the balls become too small for things but would go together in squares.
Thanks for calling in 🙂