It is not what we take up, but what
we give up that makes us rich.
-Henry Ward Beecher
By golly....our little town has been yarn bombed!! All sights were focused on our mall on Saturday morning on these bollards that had magnificent colours all over them. I wonder who struck us? I had seen this done in a neighbouring town and had a little chuckle to myself, Mind you, there are a few scallywags around here that I would have my suspicions about.
I had a wonderful week of knitting and dragged out a favourite and easy pattern for baby bootees. This little pattern knits up very quickly and is knitted in 8 ply.
I am using the stash of wool I had been given and a fair bit of it is single balls of 50gm, I thought bootees or mittens would use up the wool nicely and I can donate them to the hospital in town. I will be keeping a couple of pair for little Jack. Click here for the free pattern.
Another knitting project of the week is this little gem called Kina. It is a free download from Ravelry. The pattern I used is a dolls size, but this one I knitted in 12 ply and has turned out big enough for a three year old. Click here for pattern.
Things that have warmed my heart this week.....
Knowing the hard road we’ve been on for months has almost come to an end
The smell of lavender
A corner in the kitchen with some favourite ornaments
Flowers taking in the warmth of the sun
Having our third son come live with us until he finishes Year 12
Remembering how happy I felt touching the entrance to Axel Munthe’s villa on the Island of Capri, Italy.
The feeling of laughter as I tried to work out how they did this!!
Remember to take time out for yourself. Keep the company of those who want to be near you......give the others the flick and don’t worry about them. lol
Sometimes we run too fast and miss the small important things. My mission has always been to be happy and intend to do so.
We are going to have a cooler day today so I have some fun time happening in that sewing shed of mine. Stay happy everyone.