Patons Colour Block Jacket Book 3756

With another baby due to be born in to our family we had a think about what would be nice for the baby, Peregrine’s nest decided to make a dress and I thought I would knit up a cardigan, I already had a few things on the go with a deadline so thought, for now at least, something simple would be best. I opted for this lovely patons jacket/cardi.

In the original pattern it is knitted in lots of colours which I love! But decided to go with a soft pink/purple colour throughout.

I ended up using stylecraft special DK, I love this yarn, I use it for a lot of projects, it is soft, good quality and comes in loads of colours!

This pattern is REALLY good for beginners as it has little (no) shoulder shaping and simple decreases for the front and sleeves. One thing I did find is that I didn’t need as many buttons and I chose not to add the top one.

Also because it was for a new born baby I wanted as few seams as possible so I joined the shoulders with Kitchener stitch and made seamless (in the round) sleeves

It wasn’t long befog I had knitted up this cute tiny cardi!

patons colour block jacket book 3756

I also made this blanket (patons fab DK)

vertical stripe baby blanket 2

I have made a few of these and posted about them before.

 

 

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Still Clicking Away

Things have been busy here so I have been rather quiet on the blogging front, we have been lucky with fantastic weather so we have been here, there and everywhere, but the needles have been clicking.

We took a trip to Glastonbury a few weeks ago, I sat at the bottom of the Tor knitting while my tribe climbed up it with some friends we bumped into. With the odd knit here and there and some work on my WIP’s (work in progress) I have kept clicking.

baby cardi pink

pixie faery knit

pixie faery fairy autumn cardi
pixie faery autumn cardi

lace flower knit

New Forest Fairy Festival 2016

we had another lovely weekend at The New Forest Fairy Festival, lots of fun learning new skills with Gypsy Pyskeys, meeting great fairy’s and elfs, basking in the sun, and so much more, just the right spot to be in on such a lovely weekend

Most of our outfits were made by Peregrine’s Nest, …little fae fairy dress, skirt, trousers and yes that tail…

petle skirt

pic for faery ferlicity

When we were packing up the car my little fae drew this for fairy Felicity

hooping

hooping work shop Gypsy Pyksy

hooping sucess

double hoops

great fun hooping with Gypsy Pyksy’s

kitty tail

Lovely furry tail (made by me…trousers made by peregrine’s nest)

fairies

tree man

Lunch break
Lunch break

peddle power
peddle power

ribbon

ribbon fun

Ribbon fun

mermaid

fun on stilts
fun on banana boots!

uni cycle

snail race
snail race

woodland folk
woodland folk

pixie faery

people cleaners
cleaned with people cleaners

fairy wishing

hare
saying our goodbyes

wolf

new forest fairy Fest day
great weekend with fairies

Dreamcatcher wheels 2016

I often decorate my wheelchair wheels, the start of the new season for me is 3 wishes faery fest (2015 wheels here) I like to have new things on my wheels for then, and make sure they are still up to scratch for summer holidays, during the holidays we go to the new forest fairy festival well we did last year and will be this weekend, I thought I would share my current wheels 😀

dream catcher wheels

National Marine Aquarium

 

Another trip out for our tribe was the National Marine Aquarium learning about all the things wet and scaly! My little mer-fae loved it and my steampunker loved it more than I thought he would, we have visited here many times over the years, we lived right by it so on the way home from town, uni, preschool, we would take a stroll through, it was (is) a great dry place for a walk and when I was pregnant with my little mer-fae it was a favourite, they use to play whale noise (no longer so) and she loved it! When I was in the early stages of labour we took a waddle around to try and help things along.

We haven’t been in some time and a lot had changed, it was well worth the visit!

pool

the staff were great

staff at National Marine Aquarium

big tanks!

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium shark

National Marine Aquarium ray

National Marine Aquarium tank

Every time we visit we have to have pics with the jelly fish!

National Marine Aquarium jelly fish

National Marine Aquarium jelly fish

we were luck this time and got to see the turtle 😀

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium turtle

 

Eden project

We took our tribe to the Eden project, it is so close but we have never been! so we took our leaf (electric car) to the Eden Projcet plugged it in and went for an explore, by the time we were done the car was fully charged 😀

Disabled access for us mermaids was great, the only bit I didn’t like was the wooden planks between the two bio-domes, they were a bit too bumpy for my joints but worth it when I saw what it led to! There were some places with steps, viewing platforms and to go under the water fall, we rolled a different way for most of these and met up with everyone once they were down, I didn’t feel as though I missed out as there is so much to see!

It is amazing the things our planet does and we really got to discover how she provides for us, and the amazing things she can produce, the extraordinary colours of the plants and teach our children to embrace things such as wind and rain because without these our flowers would not pollinate and grow! really teaching us that amazing things happen in nature and how wonderful the world around us is….

both my fae and I were wearing knits that I made

Purple balero cardigan

festival cardi

seeds pods

pink flower

aubergine

aubergine

pink flowers

good wheelchair access, though I do have a battery to help on hills!

wheelchair acess eden

baby dino!

baby dino

Trying out another EV think we will stick to our bigger leaf for our car trips!

twizy

amazing colourful flowers!

lilly red orange

orange flower

Eden project flower

Eden project flowers

how do they smell?

Eden project flower smells

Eden project flower smells a

ending our day with ice cream and dairy free sorbet 😀

Eden project ice cream

Eden project sorbet

we will definitely visit again, there was so much we didn’t get time to see and so much more for the children to enjoy and learn and so so much fun!

Challaborough beach

We live Right by the sea, big built up city with amazing views of the sea, lots of areas around us are cliff edges, or stony beaches, but you do not have to go far to feel the sand between your toes and the cool lush waves, we took a trip out to one of my Favourite beaches when I was a tiny Mermaid, it was warm but cloudy, having said that some of our group managed to get sun burn! it was great for disabled access as there is a slope and I think you can borrow beach wheelchairs!

the sea is such a big wide free space which us mermaids would love to explore!

sea

Sand between the toes….and everywhere else!

sandy

Bury me…..

beach bury

for lunch!

lunch

tribe kisses!

beach kisses

the gods gave us rocks to chill on

rock lounge

and sand for burying brothers in after getting a sand shower!

burying brothers in sand

great day, great memories!

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