A winter morning and Little E’s blanket

It’s on days like these that I feel so lucky to live where I do. On a clear day it’s possible to see panoramic views of farmland and mountains from the tracks on the farm and if you walk quite far up the track towards the wood, you can see this…….

Moel Siabod and Snowdon from the farm

Moel Siabod and Snowdon from the farm

and this…….

The hill and the cloud

The hill and the cloud

Every time I see this mound rising up in the distance I picture myself striding over the top of it. I did recently learn however, that it stands in a very remote and wild place and although to me it looks very inviting and welcoming on a summer’s day, today it looks a little beyond my reach. I think I’ll content myself with looking at it from the farm!

Just beyond my vegetable patch is this charming little building…..

The water house

The water house

It’s a little brick building that surrounds a water supply from a nearby lake. I’m not exactly sure what it is that this water supplys, except for my garden hose! I love this little building very much and it stands right next to our house, so I get to watch the redstarts coming and going from the roof top in spring, and the nettles slowly growing up all around it as the summer progresses. I’ve wanted to photograph it for a long time and today seemed the perfect day to do it.

I love to see the house from here, especially when we’ve got the fires going and there is smoke coming out of the chimney…….(can you see the rooftop?)

Roof top

Roof top

This morning the frost made magical patterns and showed the comings and goings of a few small things……..

Frosted rings

Frosted rings

Someone with feathers, I think!

Someone with feathers, I think!

Crossing paths!

Crossing paths!

Perhaps a Hare?

Perhaps a Hare?

……including us……

Charlie and me

Charlie and me

Charlie on the tracks

Charlie on the tracks

I could have stayed longer, idling away time in the winter sun with my camera and and my dog and my big warm coat, but before long it was time to go to work and we made our way back down to the house. I wonder if tomorrow will be as lovely?

Meanwhile, progress on Litte E’s blanket is good…..

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I’ve crocheted 35 squares so far, and counting. I’m not sure how many squares I’m aiming for, I’ll keep laying them out and see how it grows. The yarn I’m using is Debbie Bliss Mia. It’s fifty percent wool and fifty percent cotton, it’s very soft and I love the colours…….

Debbie Bliss Mia

Debbie Bliss Mia

…..they are (from top left)….

Robin Egg, Rose, Duck, Corn and Citrus.

This yarn can be a little strandy to crochet with but to be fair, it’s only when I’m working the puff stitches and after a little bit of practice I don’t catch the yarn too often. It’s worth it though, as this is producing some very lovely soft and sunshiny squares for what I think will be a very lovely soft and squishy blanket!

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