Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved, Snowflake and Skeletal Leaf

04 Jan

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 wood box

Mango wood box
Wool all sorted and with lots of memories

Wool all sorted and with lots of memories

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!

Snowflake wool becomes a snowball!

Snowflake wool becomes a snowball!

3   The Schizophragma hydrangeoides, in the front garden, has the most beautiful skeletal flowers just barely hanging on its branches.

Skeleton Petiolaris leaf

Skeleton Petiolaris leaf


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26 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved, Snowflake and Skeletal Leaf

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    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 🙂

  2. mannalexandra

    January 6, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I love the ‘wool-box’ photo – it’s kind of unique and fancy^^

    • mybeautfulthings

      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 🙂

      • mannalexandra

        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 🙂

  3. hjbryant

    January 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    My leftovers make blankets for Cats Protection and teddies for Shelterbox!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Shelterbox is one of my charities too. Do you have a pattern for the teddies? 🙂

      • hjbryant

        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.

        • mybeautfulthings

          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 🙂

          • mybeautfulthings

            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? 🙂

          • Hils Bryant

            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

          • mybeautfulthings

            January 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

            I’m really pleased to know that! Thank you! 🙂

  4. greenmackenzie

    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 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      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. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      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……. 🙂

  5. Shelagh

    January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous box, Mr. S. I see lace in that leaf. Knit on with confidence…….EZ.

  6. Kathleen Richardson

    January 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful box (Mr. S is a clever man) and beautiful memories. Also, love that leave–wow!

  7. mixedupmeme

    January 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    A place for everything and everything in its place. 🙂

  8. tartanpants

    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 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      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! 🙂

  9. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    January 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love finding such leaves–pretty from the inside out.

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    love the snowflake wool–now you need round holes to store it

  11. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    looks like a great way to keep your yarn…and the leaf is quite pretty!

  12. djdfr

    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.

    • mybeautfulthings

      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 🙂


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