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This new pattern is now available on Ravelry, with an introductory discount.

Some recent walks:

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A new Pattern knit with Renaissance Dyeing lace weight yarn:
Rainbow Jasper


It’s been stormy:

The sky recently:

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A new piece of knitting with short rows, stacked stitches and stranding in Jamiesons Spindrift:

Some photos from Kerry, the wayside flowers are abundant in August, the tree ferns are at Dereen House and Gardens:

Some photos from Dublin:

Lady Evelyn Farquhar, painted by Sir John Lavery in 1906 (Sotheby’s):

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some photos from markets, museums, etc. in Montpellier, Marseilles, Aix, and surrounding areas:
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Congratulations to Daisy and Bente for guessing correctly!

Faroese landscapes:

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Sheep, wool, knitting:

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Harbours, boatsheds, fishing:

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a boatmaker:

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tunnels under the sea:

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saving the hay:

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The Irish Lace Museum also has a shop crammed with costumes, bonnets, doilies and shawls – two pieces of knitting stood out – a very fine shetland triangle knit in ultra-gossamer yarn that felt like a mixture of wool and silk (unfortunately very difficult to get a good photograph):

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the border of the shawl:
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A starched doily in a fascinating pattern which turns up on Ravelry under different names:

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sheelin museum
near the museum, Florence Court House, is open to the public.
the Chrysler, 1925:
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a favourite dog:
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servants’ quarters:
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florence court wall

a spectacular Japanese Maple in the grounds:
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florence court walled garden

progress on sari:
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web in a window that needs to be washed:
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Greek costumes

another selection of interesting details from the national history museum, Athens:

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National History Museum – military and regional costumes:
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National Archaeological Museum:
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Byzantine Museum:
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sifnos boat

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