Autumn (R)amblings

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Autumn (R)amblings

Autumn is really here now and I have the usual nesting instinct which comes this time of year. I need to bake and make and make the house feel all warm and comforting, drawing all the curtains as soon as the sun goes down and lighting candles at the dinner table. The day got off to a fine start with my new find courtesy of a lovely foodie blog called Emily Cooks Vegan. If you have never tried Carrot Cake Porridge then you haven’t lived.

Carrot Cake Porridge

The sun shone and shone today which is an incredibly rare event this year. This meant that an energetic dog walk around Cann Woods was called for. This also meant a chance to try out the boot cuffs I crocheted yesterday. I was pretty pleased with these little babies which were based on various internet patterns I found and adapted a little. They poke out just above the top of my boots looking like thick socks and they do actually seem to keep the legs warmer. I love the colour – they seem a deeper shade in real life. I think I may make another pair this evening 🙂

Crocheted Boot Cuffs

It was very satisfying to start and finish a project in one day as I tend to go for the ‘long haul’ makes with my quilts and other crochet projects.  My main evening activity at present is this ripple blanket based on the pattern from Lucy at Attic24 (many thanks) whose blog I strongly recommend if you enjoy riots of colour and heaps of enthusiasm for all things wooly as well as some very clear crochet patterns with pictures which always make things easier for beginners to a craft..

Ripple blanket with flower edging

Like the boot cuffs above, this blanket is made from Sublime Merino double knitting which is my favourite yarn right now. it is so soft and warm – I love getting under the blanket after dinner and doing a few rows while it keeps me all toasty.

It was all a bit muddy today but the birds were in fine song , we were surrounded by baby Christmas trees  and even saw a deer in the distance. I picked up these sweet little cones just because they were so tiny and perfect.

Small cones

Well that was a right old mix of stuff wasn’t it? Said it was a ramble didn’t I?Hopefully something there caught your interest today.  Back to work tomorrow grr so playtime over for a wee while x

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About plymouthmaid

Oooh how to decide what are the most important things to say about me? That is hard. Is it what I do for a living? (Teacher of Maths, English and ICT). Is is my age? (nearly 50 boo hoo). Is it my family? (2 grown up lovely girls, an other half, Marley the daft spaniel and the rest of the family to numerous to mention). Is it my many hobbies? (patchwork and quilting, crochet, beading, gardening, cooking, poker, walking, digital scrapbooking, computer forums). You can be the judge as I don't know where this blog will lead as I am totally new to the blogging world but wanted somewhere to post some recipes I am developing..

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