Favourite Words, Fabulous Cat Hat Set and Kokopelli (Weekly photo challenge – Love)

27 Jan

1   This first item is inspired by LouAnn. She has invited all her readers to tell her their favourite words and I’d like to invite you to do the same.   Mine are serendipity, discombobulated and heffalump. Do please tell me yours!

2   The other day I saw a wonderful pattern for a hat and cowl set by The Velvet Acorn. I bought it online and started knitting!

Knitting pattern for The Caitlynn Cat Set

Knitting pattern for The Caitlynn Cat Set

I’ve been knitting off and on since and have finished it today. I am delighted with it and can’t wait to see T wearing it. Those of you who follow my blog will know that T, our 22 month old Grandbaby, loves hats. She is still wearing her Christmas tree hat! Hope she loves this set as much as I do!

Cat Hat and Cowl for T

Cat Hat and Cowl for T, made with love

3   I fell in love the first time we went to America – with Kokopelli! He is a mythical figure whose images date back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. He is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest. We saw his likeness on a wonderful ancient rock and bought this piece of stone from a North American Indian who was sitting at the side of the road painting.   Kokopelli is seen as a source of music making and dancing, and spreads joy to those around him.  I’m sure you can understand why I love him and why we have a good number of images in our home, including on our doorbell to welcome all those who come to our door.

Kokopelli painting

The Kokopelli that I loveOn the back of the Kokopelli painting

On the back of the Kokopelli painting
Kokopelli doorbell

Kokopelli doorbell


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26 responses to “Favourite Words, Fabulous Cat Hat Set and Kokopelli (Weekly photo challenge – Love)

  1. john zande

    January 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Anabasis has always had a special spot in my mind.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      I had to look that one up! 🙂

      • john zande

        January 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        Seems to be two definitions out there. The one i know is “a journey within,” but i saw another recently which said “a journey up.” Either way, it feels good off the tongue.

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

          Journey up is the one I’m working into the silly challenge of working all the favourites into one paragraph. 🙂
          It is a good sounding word. 🙂

          • john zande

            January 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

            Sweet idea! 🙂

  2. pamasaurus

    January 28, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Discombobulated is one of my favorites, too! My most favorite word is defenestrate.

    That hat and cowl is amazing! I’m going to buy the pattern so my mom can make them for Trinity. She already has a pattern for paw print fingerless gloves that would go perfect with these!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Defenestrate is an interesting choice! That’s an added challenge to the one already set for me to include all these favourite words in one post! 🙂

      Any chance you could send me a link to the paw print gloves so that I can make them for T?


      • pamasaurus

        January 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        It means ‘to throw something out the window’.

        “Sometimes, when my computer acts up, I want to defenestrate it.”

        It makes me laugh that there’s such a fancy word for that!

        Do you have a free account on the lion brand yarn webpage? That’s where she got it… here’s the link, but you won’t be able to see it without signing up.

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

          Yes, I’ve been working it into a paragraph using all the favourite words. That one is quite easy but anabasis…….. 🙂

  3. valeriedavies

    January 28, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Lovely post Sally, love the hat!, and your beautiful doorbell… yes, serendipity, alleluia – all special… i also love honeysuckle… it has so many associations…. it’s a lovely idea to play with….

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Isn’t it? I’ve been thrown an interesting challenge to include all the words in one post! That’ll be fun! 🙂

  4. El Guapo

    January 28, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I would love the hat and cowl, just because they look warm!
    The second earring I bought for myself was a kokopelli stud.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

    So cute…the cat hat and cowl…I too am drawn to the figure making his music…but, don’t have any…maybe something to look for on my thrift store hunts…and my favorite words…hmmm…Do I have any??? I’m sure I do…but, can’t think of them right now…probably too tired…almost bedtime…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Maybe tomorrow? I bet you’ll be able to find Kokopelli. We have him in a candle holder and on a magnet too. 🙂

  6. djdfr

    January 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Lovely knitting.

    One of my favorite words is alleluia.

    Kokopelli is the name of an association that does heirloom seeds here in France.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

      I wonder why they chose that name? Maybe after his reputation for spreading his seed in every community he visited!! One of the legends about him says that after he visited “every maiden in the village was with child”
      Thanks for your word. 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    January 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I simply love the cat hat my friend, that is too cute 😀


  8. tartanpants

    January 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Serendipity is also one of my favourite words, along with ubiquitous and fandabbydozy 🙂 I agree, your version of the hat set is much nicer that the pattern picture! Here’s an idea for a blog post, take all the favourite words you are given and write a post including all of them 😉

  9. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    January 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I love the hat and cowl too!

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I have never seen anything as cute as the hat and cowl — yours is nicer than the knitting pattern pic


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