Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Ear Warmers

 DK's Winter Knits made easy which I borrowed from the library, not only supplied me with a pattern for my recent sock success, but also these ear warmers/head bands which I knitted for my kids with their tennis lessons in particular in mind, but also just the general cold, windy weather. Pinky has very, very, very thick hair so doesn't wear hats much, but when her hair is tied back she can obviously get cold ears, and these ear warmers have worked out brilliantly for bridging that gap.

As per my last post, I have left off the knitting until my niece's wedding present was made - it went a lot faster than expected  (I will share it when the gift has been given!) and my needles are already clacking again :-)

On a slight aside, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Lily My Cat, for which I am very thankful.  It is hard for me to imagine that anyone is interested in my answers to the questions I have had posed, so I'll just answer a few of them:

1. Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere in the world?

This should be really hard as the world is a big place and I've seen relatively little of it personally, but after a few days of mulling it over, the place I'd like to live is right here where I am, a pretty village in rural Kent in South-East England.  It's not perfect, but nowhere would be, so I am happy right here :-)

This is not a picture of my house, but is an oast house which can be seen in many of the towns and villages in Kent.

3. What's your favourite series on TV?

This is an answer that changes fairly often!  Currently my favourite series is The Great British Sewing Bee which sadly finishes this week.

6.  Do you like cats or dogs?  

Well, I like both, but not all cats and all dogs.  Some breeds of dogs I am very wary of, and I am quite cautious of unfamiliar cats.  We bought 2 kittens when we got our first home, but sadly they are no longer with us.  Of course, I loved them very much.  

Basil in a Lego house!

Minty doing what she did best - lying around!

Currently we have a dog, and despite her many faults she is very much part of the family and gives me a lot of confidence.  She also makes us get outside several times every day which creates great opportunities for nature study and exercise.

Honey - who sometimes stops barking long enough for a cuddle!

7.  Do you knit or crochet or do both or neither?

I knit quite confidently.  I crochet with considerable trepidation!

10.  How did you start blogging? 
I started blogging after being really inspired by a blog called Raising Little Shoots which I came across early in my homeschooling journey.  I have a homeschooling blog called For His Glory which is the first blog I started and charts some of the more exciting homeschool moments we have had, and I have another one called The earth is the Lord's which is rather neglected, but is a nice place to put pictures from my many hours of dog walking!

So, in keeping with being nominated myself, I would like to nominate the blog Sew and Siw for a Liebster Award.  Sew and Siw belongs to a personal friend who is amazing with a needle and thread and I sincerely hope to see her on The Great British Sewing Bee one day.
My questions for Sew and Siw are a slight adaptation from the ones I was given:

1.  Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere in the world?
2.  What is your favourite series on TV?
3.  What is the most precious object that you have?
4.  Do you like cats or dogs?
5.  What is your favourite craft?
6.  How did you start blogging?
7.  What inspires you?

The fun part about this award is that it is also given to anyone else who feels they would like to answer the questions above, so please join in if you would like to!

God willing, I will be linking this post to Ginny's Yarn Along - why not pop over and see what other knitters are up to!


  1. LOL I nearly died when I saw your cat in a lego house! That is so flippin cute! Nice to learn about you too. :)

  2. Mourning the end of the sewing bee here too. More crafty telly please BBC!

  3. It was a joy to read your blog. And the ear warmers are so lovely. I'm getting over withdrawal pains now that the season of Downton Abby and the great British Bake Off have ended. It would be great if we one day get the sewing bee here. I hope you had a great St Patrick's day.

    1. Thank you, Lily's Mom. I think the Great British Sewing Bee would go down a storm in the States - the two judges are soooo British! Lol!

  4. love the ear warmers and the buttons on them so cute!!