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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A mixed bag!

I love autumn - even the gales and rain (especially when tucked up indoors!) But these are my favourite mornings - a beautiful frosty morning, when the sun is shining and there's a chill in the air!

Its that time of year when i start putting out hay for the horses - definitely not a chore on a sunny morning - they have started getting their winter coats especially Iona - she ends up looking like a woolly bear!
I love this photo as you can see my shadow whilst taking it!!! Not sure Io's too impressed!

As soon as it gets colder i feel the urge to knit - so at the moment i have three projects on the go, one is a christmas present, one a sock i've been knitting for ages, and lastly, making up my own pattern, a snood - they seem to be the thing at the moment although i've been making my own version for a while now - they are brilliant when riding as you don't have to worry about ends getting caught up in bushes/trees!

I love snuggling under my blanket, knitting - woodburner blazing and a cuppa, of course!

And lastly, but by no means least, i had a parcel to open on Saturday! The lovely Jenny and i decided to do a swap and i received the most gorgeous gooodies!There was a beautiful doll dressed in the most amazing costume - a ball of yarn- some gorgeous fabric- and chocolate!! Thank you sooo much Jenny for a brilliant swap!

Well better get on, jobs to do in the paddocks - although at the moment there is a huge swan wandering around in one of them - it doesn't look injured, just a bit confused! So i will keep an eye on it and hope it can fly off soon!!!



Mama said...

Terribly terribly jealous! Of your frosty morning, your snuggling up to knit AND your package.

Despite it being the end of October we're 75(F). Hoping for chillier days as the weekend approaches :)

ps: need your addy as there is something here for you...

dottycookie said...

Looks like the best way to spend a cold morning. Sadly it's been buicketing down here today which is not nearly so lovely.

Joy said...

Brrrr it's getting chilly over there - hard to imagine when it's getting warmer here ;o). Knitting by the fire sounds lovely and cosy though :o).
Love your swappy gifties, what a cute dolly!!
Joy :o)

Kerri said...

Nice and frosty over there and nice and hot/warm here. Im enjoy our weather at the moment but I do like the winter beside a warm fire.

What is a snood. Im presuming it a hood of some sort for riding but I havent herd of that before???

Happy knitting

jennyflower said...

Glad you liked your parcel, and a snood sounds a perfect Autumn project! xxx

Kitty said...

Gosh what a lot of loveliness all in one post. Looks like you've got knitting to keep you going well into next spring. Love those swap goodies - so pretty. :) x

clare's craftroom said...

What a beautiful spot you have ! Lovely gifts you received too , I hope the swan was ok .

Indigo Blue said...

What a lovely surprise!