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a new pattern with Chinese flavour  – a collaboration with Barbara of Dibadu – with stranding, reverse stranding and stacked decreases:
great-shawl-45

great-shawl-44
great-shawl-51
great-shawl-27

great-shawl-swatch-08

great-shawl-swatch-07

great-shawl-swatch-03

great-shawl-swatch-02
hellebores:
hellebore-02
hellebore-01

compost-heap
seaside clouds:
sky

sky-2

still finding leaves:
weird-leaf-02

weird-leaf-03

interesting winter light effects, late afternoon:
february-sunset-01

february-sunset-02

february-sunset-03

february-sunset-05

february-sunset-06
who fell in the pond?
fell-in-the-pond

burren and beaches

a trip to Co. Clare:
beach-clare
sand patterns – mostly on Fanore beach:
sand-02
sand-01

sand-03

sand-04

sand-05

sand-06

sand-07

sand-08

sand-09

sand-10

sand-11

sand-12

sand-14
donnie’s fur after a walk:
donnies-fur-after-a-walk-on-the-beach

seaweed, etc:
seaweed-03
seaweed-02
seaweed-04

seaweed
limpets-barnacles-mussels
beach-texture
view near Ballyvaughan:
shore-view
The burren:
burren-sky-2

burren-sky

burren-wall-02

burren-wall

donnie-burren

lichen:
lichen-2

lichen-03

lichen-04

lichen
a view of the Aran Islands:
lichen-and-aran-islands

closed for the winter:
window

some photos from the designing and knitting of this pattern:
chestnut-crescent-flat
chestnut-leaf1
yarn:
knit-circus-yarn
jamieson-yarn
first swatch:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-1
chestnut-crescent-swatch-2
chestnut-crescent-swatch-3
rip:
change-of-mind
start again – parts 1 – 3 of first version, not happy with it:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-4
start another one – parts 1 & 2 of second version:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-5
photoshopping ideas for part 3:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-6
working on part 3:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-7
assistance with yarn selection:
donnie-with-bobbin
not happy with part 3: chestnut-crescent-swatch-8
rip back to part 2:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-9
final version of part 3:
chestnut-crescent-swatch-10
part 4 finished:
chestnut-crescent-finished-unblocked
photographic assistant:
chestnut-crescent-donnie
photos in Wicklow – finished!:
chestnut-crescent-wicklow-1
chestnut-crescent-wicklow-3

chestnut-crescent-wicklow-2
chestnut-crescent-wicklow-4
high speed Donnie:
donnie-1

donnie-2

donnie-3

donnie-4

donnie-dearest

colours

looking through a leaf:
leaf-and-tulip
coffee-break

tulips-2

tulip

tulips
a glimpse of the mystery KAL crescent:
mystery-and-leaf
Wicklow:
tree

donnie-in-wicklow-01

donnie-in-wicklow-02

donnie-in-wicklow-03

donnie-1

donnie-2

clouds

sea

a new project with naturally dyed Merinos d’Arles from Renaissance dyeing:

fresco-crescent
fresco-colours

leaves & branches

leaf-color-3
leaf-color-2

leaf-color

donnie-and-leaf
leaf
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on the beach:
donnie-on-the-beach

rock

magnolia leaves at Avondale:
magnolia

magnolia-2

magnolia-avondale-house

magnolia-3

magnolia-4
that’s all folks!
donnie

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everybody, and thanks for all your visits and comments in 2016!

Holiday walks with Donnie:

donnie-dun-laoghaire
dun-laoghaire-donnie-2
dun-laoghaire-donnie-3

dun-laoghaire-donnie

sutton-donnie

sutton-donnie-2
donnie-in-car
donnie-wicklow
a rock:
bray-stone

a squirrel:
phoenix-park-squirrel

happy Christmas from donnie

donnie-happy-christmas

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