‘Lamb’ was a very popular Spring word you gave me. It got me thinking about all the usual lambs depicted at this time of year. The cute fluffy white ones, the occasional white one with a black face, the ones on cards and as soft toys. So then I thought, when was the last time I looked at a sheep at close quarters or more importantly discussed a sheep with anyone! Well, it was pre lockdown when I saw one and roughly this time last year when one of you lovely knitters announced she was to become a grandma to some lambs and a midwife to a couple of her sheep. Turns out they are lambing again so as a little good luck nod to them I decided to come up with a pattern of one of them. It’s not white and fluffy but still very cute. It’s a Zwartble from Holland, a hardy breed, with a woolly black-brown colour coat, striking white, badger-like facial markings and 2-4white socks. Here he is, ‘Woolly’, the alternative 2021 spring lamb.
Sunday 17th August 2014 – Charity Vintage Tea Party and Sale of Work – raising money for the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team.
We’re going back to play with the fairies today to look for fairy toadstool rings. Where to look:on light soils in mixed woodland and heaths among birch, pine and spruce. They’ve been there since late summer and will be until the first frosts of winter.
One thing I have noticed more during the last year of lockdowns is the bird noise and activity. I can’t make up my mind whether it’s as a result of there being less traffic noise, better air quality, that I’ve been able to just sit and listen more outside work hours, or a combination of…
As Winter wreath decorations go, this one is my last and favourite. It’s the epitome of Hygge. Enough said apart from I hope you enjoy my pattern.
The word Snowdrop featured a lot in the lists of Spring words you sent me. They are the first signs that Spring is underway. If you have never been on a snowdrop walk you should add it to your bucket list of things to do. The one I went to was beautiful, serene and illuminating;…