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WIP Wednesday: Jumper (and some pics of our recent road trip)

I know I disappeared for a minute there. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my mother-in-law and I took the boys on a road trip from Sydney to South Australia and back, around 3,000km. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I loved driving the endlessly straight roads and seeing nothing but fields and the occasional station, some dead roos and some live Emu’s, it was an education!

Here’s just a glimpse into our wonderful, fun-filled 14 days:

Another reason I popped back on here tonight is to show you a very quick shot of what I am working on at the moment. Another lovely byproduct of the road trip was the fact that we saw my MILs sister and she and I share a love of wool and knitting. She passed on a huge amount of yarn and some amazing old patterns. So with some of the yarn she gave me and one of the patterns I got started right away.

I look forward to showing you the completed project when I am done!


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Long Weekend Bits

5am sunset... Great start to the bank holiday weekend!
Poorly babe...
My boys!
Jump, jump, jumping!
Grandma and Max bonding!
Getting some knitting time!!!
Early morning gymnastics
Fab local bakery: Sugardough
24 weeks old!
My heart is full!
Wearing baby to sleep!
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FO: Gramps Cardigan for Luke

I know I promised this FO two weeks ago, and time seems to have run away again. I am just too busy in the evenings to try and find time to blog, but I will try and rectify that!

So, without further ado, here are some details on the latest cardigan for Luke. First and foremost, this is not a DROPS pattern, shocking I know. It’s the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates. I’ve had this in my queue for a while and finally decided that this would be one of the projects that would come to Australia with me, and I even got to start it on the last few days of our holiday.

I decided to use cotton rather than wool yarn as I wanted it to be a Spring/Summer cardigan for Luke, so I went with DROPS Muskat. I loved working with it and as I wasn’t sure about sizing with cotton I decided to knit the size 4T. I am glad I did, because it fits Luke perfectly. Unfortunately I think it might only fit him in the Spring and might just be too short in the Summer. So I might knit this again at a later date in another yarn.

I love the details on this cardigan, the cable on the sleeves just adds that little bit extra and it works really well to bring the whole cardigan together. However, the best thing about the pattern is the cable on the front, it’s just gorgeous!

My husband actually likes the cardigan so much that he’s asked me to knit one for him…and I thought he was joking, but as I just found out that there is a pattern for an adult version…I might be able to make it for him after all! Now, any cardigan for Luke without Luke wearing it would be boring, right? Well you’re in luck, he let me take some pictures of him wearing it…and in fact he wears it most days, so I should really be able to get some more at some point. But in the meantime, without further ado:

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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 17th September

Outing with Grandma.

Tuesday, 18th September

Causing trouble, of the watery, wet kind at Forest School.

Wednesday, 19th September

Great time at Tots + Toast .

Thursday, 20th September

 Our view from the window of the holiday house at Bracklesham Bay, East Sussex. Gorgeous!

Friday, 21st September

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Saturday, 22nd September

What a view!

Sunday, 23rd September

And a quick visit to Brockwood Park School, my boarding school that I lived at for 4 years from 1996 to 2000.

Inspired by Just Shell.

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Seven Little Moments (23-29 April)

Monday, 23rd April

Visiting Papa at work and lunching at La Tasca.

Tuesday, 24th April

Packed and ready to go.

Wednesday, 25th April

Outing to a German playground.

Thursday, 26th April

Market place in Witten.

Friday, 27th April

Pianist in the making.

Saturday, 28th April

Still life picture in the sunshine.

Sunday, 29th April

View from the Berger Denkmal in Witten.

Inspired by Just Shell.