Sunday, May 1, 2022

Knitting .....'Tis The Weather For It ♡



 
  

Hello lovely lovelies♡ Well, a new month has ushered in. The month of May. Goodness, each month seems to disappear quicker than the previous one. May; the last month of autumn. It certainly has brought with it cooler days. So, of course, a fire is needed. A cosy, crackling fire to warm the cockles of my heart.....and toes. Love the hypnotic, open fire in the parlour.

The garden♡ Besides the autumnal toned, hydrangeas, all the flowers have disappeared. The dahlias, cosmos; the roses......have all vanished. No flowers!! Whatever will I do??!! Not to despair, two beautiful friends gifted me some gorgeous, autumnal, Australian native flowers this week; proteas and leucadendrons; so all is not lost.  I must say though I have been creating beauty with fallen leaves, branches laden with tiny red berries and whatever other autumnal foliage I could find. There is much beauty in an autumnal garden. I must savor it while I can. Though, there are the flowers in the fernery to add pops of colour to my little place. These flowers just keep on keeping on. I have a feeling this little glass room might keep my soul smiling through the dark and dismal months of winter.

Thank you so very, very much for the gift of your beautiful comments re my 'little' bag last week. It has been out and about with me, filling up as I flitted around the shops. One of my purchases which 'fell' into my carry-all was a tall figurine of a willowy lady with dress billowing in the wind; a crown of flowers in her hair and a sweet flower cupped in her hands.  She is so pretty. Why, I have named her Lady of the Flowers. She is going to keep watch over all the flowers in the fernery. =)

Would you believe I have been imagining another bag??!! I hadn't meant to, but while I was tidying up after the mess which enveloped my sewing room from last week, I became distracted with some more pretties and I inadvertently happened upon another vintage coverlet, AND...I became sidetracked and skipped along another bag making path. I know; who would've thunk it. 'Tis hard to believe that I might wander off the straight and narrow path, but there you go. Perhaps though, that is a story for another day.

Bag making imaginations aside, and styling Lady of the Flowers among all the pretty flowers, this week I picked up my knitting again of my kimono jacket. Gosh, it's been a while since the quiet has been interrupted by the clickety clack of my needles. As this is the weather to be knitting (it is also the weather for quilting....but....) and I would like to wear my knitted woolly sooner rather than much, much later I decided to enjoy a little knitting. I have finished the left side and have just started the right side. If I remember correctly the last time my woolly was chatted about here was when a wayward cable went off in the opposite direction, completely slipping my attention. Hence, I unravelled much of what was knitted; picking up the stitches once again and moving in an upward direction along the correct cabled path. Such a pain in the right royal proverbial. But enough about that; all is well now and the knitting needles are moving once more, knitting in a rythmic fashion.

I have spent moments in the fernery, knitting as well. If perchance Old Man Sun's sunshiny countenance smiles upon me then it's off to the fernery I go. My aim in life is to follow the warmth. =)

I potted up a few pansies up this week. Pansies are such cheerful little flowers with the sweet kitten-like faces. Slowly I am acquiring different pots in which to plant all the plants in the fernery. A little while ago, my Pete built me a potting bench just outside the door of the fernery. As with the fernery, he used reclaimed wood with layers and layers of peeling paint; just the way I like it.  As we all know potting flowers can be a dirty business so a potting bench was needed where I could make as much mess as needs be. Not only is it fabulous for the messy potting of pots, and alas, when potting up flowers I do make one helluva mess, but it is a fabulous prop for photo shoots, of course. =) A win, win, if you were to ask me.





















'Tis Sunday afternoon here. A dull, cloud-filled sky, kinda Sunday, but here in the parlour all is well. The fire is a-crackling and I am happily knitting away. It must be time for a cuppa. It's off with me to put the kettle on. Thank you, lovely lovelies, for stopping my little autumnal place where as always, much fun was had with the taking of much too many happy snaps. So, so, sorry.....but I do love to tell a story with my happy snaps. Later on this evening I will join the other lovely lovelies who gather together for a little stitching....knitting....crocheting; over at Kathy's place. Hoping your Sunday is a pleasant one♡ Sprinkling a little beauty and love into your day♡



Until the next time............




56 comments:

  1. Hi Kim
    Lovely photos as always. Love your lady of flowers.
    Your jacket is really coming along beautifully, lovely for autumn and winter.
    Have a great week.
    Best wishes Kay c XX

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    1. Isn't Lady of the Flowers lovely. She fits in wonderfully, nestled among the flower pots. I will be needing my knitted woolly soon. I'd best get a move on. =) Have a beautiful week, lovely Kay. Thank you for stopping by. Kim Xx

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  2. Your lady of flowers is lovely and she is in the perfect spot, take as many photos as you like Kim they are always beautiful and quite lighten the spirits. Your cardigan is going to be amazing when it's finished, there's something comforting about the clacking of knitting needles and you look so comfy sat in front of the fire. I'm looking forward to seeing bag number two. Have a peaceful Sunday and week ahead. x

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  3. Your new statue is beautiful. She looks wonderful surrounded by all those flowers. I love your potting bench. Those garden gloves must be new though, because I know that none of mine look that clean no matter how much I wash them. Your knitting is gorgeous! I love that yarn. What a great pattern. Enjoy your week.

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  4. Your kimono jacket is beautifully comming along. It is a gorgeous with all those pretty cables. It is The perfect season for knitting and be prepared for comming soon winter time. Have a happy and blessed new week.

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  5. Lovely blue tweedy wool you are using to make your sweater--I used to love making cables...just enough "non-thinking" rows in between to "wool-gather" my thoughts...;)))
    Here, we are entering Spring--altho' it has been awfully cold and windy so far.
    Only my daffodils have been brave enough to peer out ...and a few Iris broad leaves are showing. The winds off the ocean here haven't warmed up as yet...Hopefully sooner rather than later ;)))
    Enjoy your fireside knitting time hugs, Julierose

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  6. That sweater will be gorgeous and warm! What are the names of the huge flowers beside the lady statue? They are so different. Keep warm by your fire.

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  7. Fall is the perfect time to get back to knitting that beautiful sweater! All those cables! Wow!
    Your new lady fits in perfectly! Your little spot is beautiful in every season.

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    1. I have always loved knitting cables. I love the lovely texture and warmth cables add to a garment. Yes, my new lady does seem right at home among all the flower pots. She adds a touch of whimsy to the fernery. Thank you so much for your beautiful visit and lovely words. Kim Xx

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  8. The lady of the dress is beautiful and would have been in my bag too if I had seen her! Great potting table and perfect for the odd snap or two or three.... Your jacket is going to be gorgeous. Stay warm and suggly - its grey and damp here, hoping for warmer things later in the week.xx

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  9. Your potting bench is fabulous. I love pealing paint! You do such a great job styling things. Your photo shoots are something to be admired!

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  10. An other beautiful post...Your pictures are a delight !
    And your sweater will be perfect ! Love the color !
    Have a cozy week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  11. Your knitting looks great! I love the cables.

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  12. your sweater when finished is going to be so lovely with all those beautiful cables I have never learned to knit well and do not do a good job of it at all. I too wonder what are the names of those huge flowers they are so pretty

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  13. Love that sweater, it is beautiful, and my favorite color! Love coming to hear you tell your tales, and see your beautiful flowers and everything. I have a smaller potting cabinet, but it can get quite untidy too. Hope you have a great week Kim, and thanks again for a wonderful visit!

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  14. It’s always nice to see your beautiful photos! Your knitting is really coming along and I love the yarn.

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    1. The yarn is a pretty one. Such a pretty blue with specks of nature weaved throughout. Thank you for your beautiful words and sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  15. Beautiful figurine and wonderful knitting. Have a lovely week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, lovely Maristella. May your week be a lovely one, too. Kim Xx

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  16. Preciosa publicación otoñal con tantas fotos bonitas y preciosos calcetines. Disfruta mucho de tejer calentita y BESICOS.

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  17. Hi Kim, its always a delight to read your blog posts. I love your beautiful Lady of the Fernery, she will spend her days there looking over your plants, and checking that you are doing well while you are relaxing in this peaceful place. I've never seen a fernet with a chandelier before, how very grand is that! And hello to your lovely dog, peeping in the doorway. Now the temps are cooling down, it a good idea to resurrect your knitting project, seems you are quite a way along already.

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  18. Thank you for sharing great photos of the beauty you surround yourself with. Even without the summer flowers, you make your place beautiful. The new flower lady statue fits perfectly in your home. Your knitting project is gorgeous! It's smart to finish it now that you're heading for colder days. Have a wonderful week and enjoy knitting!

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    1. I had best get a hurry-on if I am to finish my jacket in readiness for Old Man Winter. =) I have a feeling he will rat-a-tat-tat on my door before the knitting is finished. Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet words. You have a wonderful week, too. Kim Xx

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  19. Your Lady of the flowers is beautiful Kim!!! She looks right at home & most happy in your fernery. That potting bench is wonderful & will be so handy. I use an old wooden dog kennel which is a good height for me. You have reminded me I need to buy some pansies. I am off to Mums again tomorrow so will do this upon my return. Wishing you a happy creative week Kim xx

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  20. It is always such a delight to visit with you Kim. I agree the months seem to fly by. Your Lady of the Flowers looks so lovely. Your fernery seems like such a magical place and I imagine you spend many hours enjoying the beauty that you have created in this lovely place. Your knitting is looking fabulous. Have a wonderful week.

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  21. Your willowy lady is perfect for being amongst the flowers and berries in the fernery, so pretty. Your knitting is coming along beautifully , it will be so warm for this winter. Another lovely post, feast for the eyes, thank you.

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  22. Your fernery looks like a lovely place to grow flowers even in fall and winter, Kim! Love the look of your sweater, too. I bet it will get lots of use as the colder weather sets in around you.

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  23. A wonderful potting bench with such elegant lighting. Lady of the Flowers looks quite comfortable in her new setting. What fun when lovely things fall into one’s bag! The knitting is warm and cozy ~ such a delightful shade of blue. Stay warm!

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  24. Stunning photos!! You are such a clever knitter. x

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  25. Lady of the Flowers is a lovely addition to the fernery. She made herself right at home immediately. I wish I had a potting bench as my creaky old bones don't like working on the ground any more. I'm sure you will finish the sweater soon as you'll be able to put it to use right away, just as you did the new bag. Everything is greening up around here, but the temps are still cool and we've had frost several nights.
    Pat

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  26. Fun blog post! Love your potting station - and your photography is spot on! I am so glad to have found you through Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  27. I love the potting bench photos. You stage such great photo shoots. That sweater will be gorgeous! Such pretty yarn, too.

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  28. Your Lady of the Flowers is a beautiful addition to your home. I’m so happy that she popped into your new bag. She wanted to come home with you for sure. Your Pete’s potting bench they he so cleverly made, is wonderful! I have to pot things up on the ground as best that I can. Now for that sweater cable stitch wrap, it is dreamy, Kim and you’ll be using it soon. 💙 Happy May!

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  29. Love the color you are using. Blue is my favorite color. The finishe dproduct will be lovely. Wear it in good health.
    Marion

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    1. Blue is such a beautiful colour, isn't it? It is my favourite colour, too. I had best get a move on if I am to wear my knitted woolly this winter. =) Thank you so much for stopping by, Marion. Kim Xx

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  30. The knitting looks like a great success. I have to get back to knitting.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I do enjoy knitting, especially cables. Yes, you must try to get back to knitting; it is such a relaxing pastime. Thank you for your sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  31. Pete built you a perfect potting bench. It looks wonderful and you look very cosy knitting your lovely sweater by the fireplace.

    -Soma

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  32. What a lovely treat to visit you this week! Even as fall begins to wrap its arms around your world, you share such cozy and pretty pictures! The new lady sits so pretty nestled in amongst your fernery flowers and the new potting bench will be a wonderfully used addition for years to come. What a treasure that husband of yours is! Enjoy your days knitting before the fireplace, dear Kim! Zenda

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  33. Wow, what gorgeous photos in the fernery! Are those protea? Gosh, so pretty! Your kimono jacket is going to be a fall/winter staple, I can tell. Love the style, love the color!

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  34. Your lady figurine to watch over your flowers is so pretty, always fun when we can find those unexpected finds that just bring a smile to our faces.
    How wonderful to have a place that you can work and make as much of a mess as needed :) I tend to make a mess too, I have a few pots that can not be moved in my home and when they need more dirt it is quite the mess no matter how hard I try. It does make a beautiful spot for picture taking too.
    Oh your sweater is coming along beautifully, it won't be long now and you will be able to snuggle up in it. That fire sure does look cozy. Hope your week has started off well and you get a little more of that sunshine to brighten your days!

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  35. I can see why that lovely lady made her way into your bag - a perfect find!
    And I do envy you that potting bench which would be far better than the kitchen sink that I'm forced to use. Not that I pot anything very often!
    Glad to see the return of the pretty knitted jacket too - you're going to get a lot of wear out of it I know.

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  36. Talk about a feast for the eyes! Willowy lady just had a lucky day when she landed here! That fernery! Wow!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. "Willowy lady" adds a touch of whimsy to the fernery, and yes, I suppose it was a lucky day when she landed in the fernery. Kim Xx

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  37. You captured the gradual transition of nature around you beautifully! I can only imagine the precious moments spent by the fire, knitting away at your hearts' content!

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  38. LOve your work area. You have so much to work with and are so creative. May for us is the beginning of Spring and things getting warmer...somedays, lol. Mowing grass, and cleaning up the flower beds from the ugly time that is late fall and winter. Sounds like you're having fun with another bag. Your lady in the flowers is perfect!! Such a nice shade of blue and your cables are lovely.

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    1. Sandy, I envy you your spring and warmth. =) But I won't begrudge you your spring and summer. Winter makes a dreadful mess in a garden, doesn't it?? Enjoy your spring. Right this very minute I am warming up in front of the fire. 'Tis dark and miserable out my window. Kim Xx

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  39. Goodness, where has the week gone? I am only just reading your Sunday's post! Love, love the Lady of the Flowers! What a find! Your pictures are lovely as always, such joy to see your creations. On that note , I love your knitting project; do you mind me asking where does the pattern come from? Or had I asked that already? Can't remember.....I never planned to get old ;-)
    Enjoy the sunshine and colours of autumn, dear Kim, I look forward to more pictures! xx

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  40. A chandelier over your potting bench! That's pretty fancy Kim. LOL! Your cardigan is coming along nicely. xx

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  41. Wonderful photos and lovely to see your knitting out again :)

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  42. Kim - I know you don't much like old man Winter, but you seem to be making the most of the Autumn. I like the pictures of the "potting shed" with the autumn flower arrangements. Beautiful. And the blue of the knitting is such a wonderful tone. Enjoy those home fires, my dear!

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  43. Waving hello as I make my blog rounds. Hope all is well with you and the weather hasn't gotten too bad.

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    1. Waving back to you, Sandy. =) All is well, though the weather has turned very chilly; very chilly indeed. I have been hibernating a wee bit. Kim Xx

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  44. Wonderful autumn displays. They are beautiful.
    Looks so cozy by the fireside with your lovely knitting, Kim.

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  45. Waving hello again as I make my blog rounds. Don't hibernate too long.

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    1. You are a funny lady, lovely Sandy♡ I am out of hibernation....well sort of. =) I have just published a post, this very minute. =) Waving feverishly right back at you. Kim Xx

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