July walk Craft Olympic “Special” finish

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This is made in alpaca wool from Peru

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which daughter brought back,

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so it is special.

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I am therefore counting it as a “special” finish for Sylvia’s Craft Olympics.

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One side is striped

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and the other has hearts.

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I made it from a pattern in a magazine, where different colours were used.

Now I will take you to the sand dunes within walking distance of the house, back in July.

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Tadpole in a pool of water.

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Waterlily

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in a large pond.

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“There is a willow grows aslant a brook”

Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7

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Pine trees.

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In the middle of the dunes is this dead forest.

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so Halloween!

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The fluff of a dandylion.

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One of the Natterjack Toad habitats.  It is rare in the UK.

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I was amazed that anything as fragile looking as these plants could survive in this sand-soil.

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One was familiar- Everlasting Sweet Pea.


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Comments

  • Deb says:

    Melanie, the scarf that you knitted is amazing. Two different sides, absolutely incredible and the wool. Wow Laura made an amazing choice of colours.

  • Ulla says:

    I know the heal-all from top left, and the yellow Sedum Acre in the middle of the bottom row, both very little demanding plants that grow in our yard. Your pictures are beautiful, the dead forest is spooky.
    Amazing work with the scarf, you are quite a knitter. The alpaca wool must feel so soft, it is lovely to knit.

  • Tracy says:

    LOVE, love, love that bright & beautiful scarf… and like the two patterns in one! And FUN with this extra taste from summer, Melanie… The trees are all but naked here now, no color almost… LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  • Stephanie says:

    That scarf is perfectly you and the pattern and yarn are a lovely match.

  • Michele says:

    Lovely scarf Melanie! What lovely photos of the nature around you.

  • Annie says:

    Melanie, Just catching up, seems I am always behind these days.
    Beautiful work and photos. Love the photo of the hounds in the last post.
    I hope all is well. xoxo