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Hello and thanks for your visits and comments. Hope you are enjoying the Autumn (or Spring) colours!

A new pattern called Gentle Waves – it’s an easy knit with an introduction to dropped stitches.


Some recent photos of walks with Donnie:

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Some new photos of my ~Renaissance Stripes pattern – intarsia knitting with naturally dyed laceweight yarn from Renaissance Dyeing.





Francis Bacon studio, transferred to Dublin:

Botanic Gardens Dublin:

Chester Beatty Library:

Emo Court:





Seaside:

Airfield Estate, Dublin:





Phoenix Park:

Wicklow:


Japanese Maple:

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Seals near Howth:


Killiney and Bray:


Pet shop:


Mount Stewart:


Mystery knit along:



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Some pictures of the recent mystery knit-along, and recent walks in Dublin, Wicklow and Tullynally, Westmeath:


This was the original prototype, followed by some images of photoshopping to try to finalise the pattern:

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Happy New Year!

Some Holiday walks with Donnie, including a snowy surprise on Christmas Eve, on windswept Lugnaquilla Mountain, County Wicklow:


Glenmallure, one of the valleys below, had a calm spring-like atmosphere:

Emo House County Laois:

the Beach near Killiney, with evidence of ancient volcanic activity:

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I hope you are keeping well!
Some pictures from Hooks and Yarn in Amsterdam, (I did some workshops there recently):




Texel island:

Spring colours in Dublin:




Some intriguing silk yarn from Dibadu

Avondale Co. Wicklow:



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mossy oak:

lichen:


cabled bark:

beach:



sand patterns:

impressionist donnie:


mountain top:

currently knitting with Rennaissaince dyeing:

and Brooklyn Tweed:

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some photos from the designing and knitting of this pattern:
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chestnut-leaf1
yarn:
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jamieson-yarn
first swatch:
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chestnut-crescent-swatch-2
chestnut-crescent-swatch-3
rip:
change-of-mind
start again – parts 1 – 3 of first version, not happy with it:
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start another one – parts 1 & 2 of second version:
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photoshopping ideas for part 3:
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working on part 3:
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assistance with yarn selection:
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not happy with part 3: chestnut-crescent-swatch-8
rip back to part 2:
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final version of part 3:
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part 4 finished:
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photographic assistant:
chestnut-crescent-donnie
photos in Wicklow – finished!:
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chestnut-crescent-wicklow-3

chestnut-crescent-wicklow-2
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high speed Donnie:
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donnie-3

donnie-4

donnie-dearest

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