Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cottage Garden Ripple Blanket

In December I started making my Attic 24 Cottage Garden Ripple Blanket.

The pack can be purchased from Wool Warehouse at an incredible £25 which includes the shipping costs for the whole blanket!!

The pack comes with an incredibly comprehensive tutorial which has been beautifully photographed in a step by step guide by Lucy aka Attic 24

However I was very fortunate and my dear friend Rosy who was up visiting over Christmas started me off on 29 December 2014 and was very very patient with me.

So here is the story in picture form of my blanket.

The blanket has been with me to Brean Sands whilst on holiday, to knit and natter's at Cafe Moochoo

Then finally the end was in sight.  I used all the colours up from the pack

So all that was left was to add an edging for the width as I wanted to keep the ripple effect top and bottom.

Bex from my knit night kindly let us have a rummage through her yarn stash she no longer wanted and I found the perfect colour in her stash that matched a colour "Plum" from Lucy's pack.

I had set the deadline to finish this project at the end of June and I am very pleased to say I completed it on 30th June!

Here is the finished article.....

As a finale to the project I turned over my Yarndale Calander to be greeted by the Cottage blanket :)

So now on to my next project for which I have many lined up.

Until next time....

Monday, 15 June 2015

Today as part of NGS (National Garden Scheme) the village of Stanton in the Cotswolds opened up 17 gardens, ranging from two Manor houses, Stanton Court and The Burland Hall to other equally devine resident's. 

For a mear £6 gave you the opportunity to look around and admire these gardens and all proceeds, along with a cake sale and plant sale went to a variety of local charities.

I arrived early and headed up to the top of the village past The Mount Inn pub and went exploring for a little while.

I was so glad I did,  what spectacular views.

I even did a spot of knitting.

Then I headed to my first garden at Clarity Farm. Perched up on an elevated position it had incredible views.

I then headed down to the top part of the village High Street to Honeystone Cottage.

The view down the high street could not have been more perfect and the garden itself was divided into many delightful sections.

Next I felt it would be rude not to have a quick full stop and sample and take a slice of delicious cake.  Just look at the selection that was available. 

Now fuelled I was ready to head out again to the first Manor house, The Burland Hall.  

Situated next to the village Church it was stunning.

I then headed to the plant stall and purchased a delightful purple viola plant for an empty pot at home.

Having made my purchase I headed behind the stall to Old Bakehouse, a hugh garden with a delightful vegetable patch that grew many delicious veg.

I then crossed the road and headed to the second mansion Stanton Court.

It is truly stunning.

This was the second picturesque place I decided to have spot of knitting.

This was a culmination of three things I really love, knitting,  photography and gardens. 

I hope you have enjoyed my blog, please feel free to comment.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Forest of Dean mini break.

Whilst son is away on a school trip me and OH took a mini break not far from us to Forest of Dean.

I hope you enjoy my photo gallery I took over the space of two days.

We were based in the Ruardean Valley and our accommodation was literally 20 minutes walk to the look out point at Symonds Yat Rock. So a very beautiful part of the world.

The last image is of knitting project I took with me. This has to be the most scenic view I have had for a long time.