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

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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Words, Bathroom Art and Knitting

Today has been on of those days when finding the beautiful has been harder than usual. I’ve been laid up with Yellow Fever vaccination reaction, feeling completely worn out and achey, as we were warned could well happen a week after the event. So…..

1    “The words! I collected them in all shapes and  sizes and hung them like bangles in my mind.” Hortense Calisher.  I, too, am an avid collector of words.

2  Another piece of bathroom art that I love. We brought this beautiful sculpture home from Swaziland.

Sculpture from Swaziland

3  I finished knitting Tabitha’s new shrug – now to sew it all up.

 

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