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Birthday, Sally-Boots and A Football Game

It is our oldest Live-wire’s birthday today and he has requested Grannyburgers for his family birthday tea tonight! Grannyburgers are Arlene’s Longanisa shaped into small burgers rather than meatballs and they go down a storm! The recipe is here on Arlene’s blog should you wish to try them. I was really touched that these were his choice of the day.

It has been an indoors day today and I have finished a pair of tiny Sally-boots for C’s new baby due soon.

Sally Boots

Sally Boots

Rooting about in Mum’s desk to find something else I came across several little games. Do you remember these? This one is rather special being about football. Most were number or letter puzzles.

Football puzzle

Football puzzle

 

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Milk Flower, Rainy Day and Sally-boots

This morning I added some milk to beaten eggs for breakfast and a beautiful milk-flower appeared.

Milk added to beaten egg

Milk added to beaten egg

Through a rain-stained window…..

Flowers, the Fledgling and a Hare

Flowers, the Fledgling and a Hare

Good friends are soon to become grandparents and so I decided to make some Sally-boots for the new arrival. I made them with the multi-coloured wool I used for Live-wire T’s balaclava but knitting something so small, one boot turned out blue, green and yellow and the other in pink , orange and purple making a somewhat quirky pair of boots!

Quirky Sally-boots

Quirky Sally-boots

I found more-or-less the same start point for the wool and made two more so now the new baby can have two quirky pairs or two pairs of matching boots!IMG_9279

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T's balaclava

T’s balaclava, with requested hearts

 

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Dusting, New Yarns and Knitting Patterns

I must be very much better! I am noticing dust. Today I used our pretty duster!

Rainbow duster

Rainbow duster

I went to my favourite wool shop, Knitcraft,  today and bought some more of the glorious rainbow wool to make more baby sets for Tanzania.

Rainbow baby soft yarn

Rainbow baby soft yarn

While I was there I saw some purple, white and green yarn so , of course, I had to have it. Once home, I just had to start knitting with it!

Suffragette yarn!

Suffragette yarn!

For all those who have been asking, I have today put up the pattern for Sally-Boots with lots of photos. Just go to the horizontal menu and hover over Creative Projects and there you will find the page or you could just use this link.  I have also reposted the pattern for the KniTZTanzania baby sets and photos, also under the same header or this link.  Happy knitting!

 

 

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A Shadow, Another Shadow and Sally-Boots

A beautifully sunny days threw up lots of pretty shadows.

Flower shadow

Flower shadow

Table shadow

Table shadow

Three pairs of Sally-boots have now gone to their new owners with love.

Three pairs of Sally-boots

Three pairs of Sally-boots

 

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Lichen, Sewing and Sally-Boots

1   I love the colours and shapes of Lichen and found this growing on our, until now, beautiful arched Cedrus Atlantica Glauca. For some reason, it has not sprouted this year. We have planted Clematis to climb up the structure but are feeling very sad that it seems to have died.

Lichen

Lichen

2   My sewing project is coming on. I have attached all four panels to the duvet covers and I am now embroidering little bits to lift the design and to secure the panel more effectively.  Here is the Fox. I’m wondering whether to do a bit more than the stems and his nose.

Embroidered panel

Embroidered panel – green stems and black nose.

3    I have posted another pair of Sally-boots today.

Sally-boots ready for the post

Sally-boots ready for the post

 

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View-Master, Knitting and Drug of Choice

1   My sorting continues – I think it will last a lifetime! Today I came across my View-Master, a toy I had when I was nine or ten. It is a three dimensional viewer into which you add discs with tiny pictures. You click the handle and a scene comes into view.  I’m thinking these had something to do with my love of/interest in Italy, The Pyramids, Japan  and lots of  other ‘exotic’ places. There is one of Cornwall too but I was living in Cornwall at the time though we didn’t have a car so many of these places were as unknown to me as Italy or Japan!

The View-Master 'machine'

The View-Master ‘machine’

Some of the discs

Some of the discs, some came with information leaflets

2   I made a pair of Sally-boots for a special baby due soon and today I heard that he has arrived safely. I shall post these tomorrow.

Sally-boots for a new baby

Sally-boots for a new baby

3     Words not needed!

Books are my drug of choice!

Books are my drug of choice!

 

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Bee, Fly, Knitting and ShelterBox

1   I fed a tired and possibly cold, bee some sugar syrup this morning and we were very relieved to see it fly away later on. Look carefully and you can see it drinking from the spoon.

Bee sipping sugar solution.

Bee sipping sugar solution

2   A fly settled on the tarpaulin I was working on this morning. I have never seen one like it with its orange patches on the wings and orange tipped feet. I have tried to look it up and would be delighted if someone could identify it for me.

Unidentified fly

Unidentified fly

Our lovely neighbour’s niece is expecting her first baby any day now and the first size Sally-boots are ready.

Sally-Boots

Sally-boots

I have mentioned Nepal in my last two posts. I just heard that our Cornish based charity, ShelterBox, is on the ground already and assessing how they can help. They had a deployment of boxes in the area so will be able to provide help quickly. They are a wonderful charity. Look them up here . I am so deeply moved by this tragedy having fallen in love with the place and its people on our visit in 2013. Here is the Durbar Square as we saw it and a photo from ShelterBox.

 

 

 

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