My first attempt at both. A cowl and a beanie (adapted from this pattern) for the beautiful Aunty 'Sisty' (Kirsty) who just had her birthday. The cowl was such a pleasure to knit using the softest alpaca/merino blend.
I decided Mama needed one too...
...which can also be worn over the head to keep the chill off those ears. I found this pattern was so easy to memorise which made for a couple of very relaxing evenings on the couch by candle light.
Aria's been wearing the latest one as a beanie/headband.
We've been collecting pine cones to include in our bonfire for Dadda's upcoming 30th birthday. He would like a grey/charcoal version of this to wear as a beanie/headband around the windy beach.
Lots of interesting insects to behold!
And in other news...
In keeping with our 'Great outdoor challenge' (see previous posts), I thought I'd post a few moments from our time in nature over the last few days. I'm struggling a wee bit to post a photo each day so this is my way of catching up.
We've been hanging around...
...which is very hot work, so down to the undies!
Aria has this funny game that she enjoys all by herself. She'll find a bit of wood, throw it and then run and grab it (kind of like playing 'fetch' with herself). It keeps her quite entertained, lol :) It's so beautiful to watch her running around with wild abandon and her hair blowing in the wind on such a huge expanse of grass - I find there is such a profoundly unique sense of connection, freedom and 'aliveness' that eminates from children when they are allowed to run free in nature. Music for the soul.