Goodbye to Old Friends

croppedwelliesI’ve been wearing these Ilse Jacobson boots for more than 10 years. Pulled on every day they’ve been warm, reliable and incredibly comfortable. I have loved them. They’re made from natural rubber, have a thick sole and a fleecy lining. Perfect for mucking out ponies, walking dogs, gardening or scrubbed up for a photo shoot. People can’t help but comment on them –  I should really have been on commission – I must have sold at least a dozen pairs.

red-wellies

Just before Christmas I realised that these beautiful,  worn in wellies would not see me through another winter. They have been patched, glued and mended too many times.  After two pairs of the same red lace up wellies I wondered if it was time to try something new and Mr T kindly bought me some Seasalt wellies  for Christmas (I’ll share when I get round to photographing them). They don’t have the same warm lining or the same style, and everyone says “Oh, Seasalt wellies – snap.” when I wear them. That’s not   bad thing of course, and I do have a deep love for all things Seasalt, but I do like to be just  a little bit different. I like to do the unexpected occasionally.

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I love these red wellies so much though, maybe I’ll just keep them as photo props. That would be OK wouldn’t it?

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  • Beautiful colours! New colours of @edencottageyarns Milburn 4 ply. Destined for a shawl, just for me, not a design commission or work project. Just an excuse to indulge in beautiful yarn. Shown here are Bramble, Catmint and Rain. Also there is a new ECY facebok group called ECY Garden - go check it out. 
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#colourhunter #lichen #naturelovers #grellow #knittersofinstagram #inspiredbynature #slowliving #thisthingcalledslowliving #theartofslowliving Garter stitch & great yarn = perfect knitting. I picked up this Koigu premium merino on my last visit to @looplondonloves & now I'm teaching my teenage neighbour to knit a little shawlette - much more fun than a garter stitch scarf!
#koigu #makeitkoigu #knitting #knittersofinstagram #shawl #iloveknitting #learntoknit #garterstitchlove #knitaddict #knittersofig #transformyouryarn #yarnlove #merino I love my new socks! This is the first time I've used @kingcoleltd Zig Zag sock yarn & it's great. I bought this from the Silver Beaded Needle in Cockermouth. I'm loving their new larger premises & expanded yarn section.
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#crochet #crochetgirlgang #crochetconcupiscence #crochetaddict #crochetgifts #freepattern #bakingandmaking Finally some crochet! Five years ago I designed these little bags for the  wool shop where I worked I  still make them for wrapping presents - so much nicer (& more sustainable) than paper or plastic.  Link in my profile for details & free pattern. 
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