I just had to take this photo in Aldeburgh. It's a lovely shop, full of all kinds of interesting things that you really don't need. Just my kind of shop! However, it was the window display that caught my eye, rather than the goods on sale inside. You see, I had a doll's pram just like this one when I was a little girl. The very same make, colour and model. I lingered for some time!
Later in the week, we headed on up to Sheringham for a walk along the seafront, before heading further on around the coast.
I always love to see all the gaily painted little boats, all ready and waiting.
Here they are re-captured in the street art along the sea wall.
Then it was on to Holkham for lunch and to give Oscar a blast on the beach!
The sunshine had all but vanished for the rest of the day, but it's always good to be out in the elements at this time of year; so many sight, sounds and smells, as Autumn takes her course.
Holkham is such a lovely, wild, unspoilt beach!
I have been filling our sunflower seed bird feeder up twice a week over the past month. Not too unusual in the Spring, but rather more so at this time of year. Last Sunday morning my suspicions were found to be correct.....
It's been so lovely to have time for woolly soul nourishment this week too, as things had all got a little too frantic at school for my liking towards the end of the last half-term. As well as the little doll cardis for Sophie's 'my baby' doll, I also managed to finish 'Snowdrop'.
The pattern and yarn details can be found here. It's a really lovely pattern to knit and very easy to follow. The addition of luscious merino and silk yarn to work with is, of course, an essential!
The cute little rolled front edges and neck border are added afterwards, by picking up the stitches.
Little pockets add extra interest, as does the unusual stitch detailing towards the neck on the front and back, as can be seen below.
I've also started another Attic 24 blanket, for my new little granddaughter, due to arrive next March. This time it's going to be the Granny Stripe. The yarn has been ready and waiting for a few weeks now, since I spotted it in an online sale.
The colours are just gorgeous and I have to say, the Stylecraft Special DK certainly doesn't feel at all nasty to work with, even though it is acrylic. It feels beautifully soft and has a certain 'body' to it as well, which gives it much more of a wool feel.
I have to say, so far, I'm delighted with it and the array of gorgeous colours just makes the heart skip!
I want the blanket to be single bed size by the time it's edged, and so I started with a chain of 219 stitches. Any number of chains will work, but needs to be a multiple of 3.
I've not got too far yet, but oh the joy of knowing this little beauty will be ready and waiting for me for a good long time to come. Hopefully, there will be more stripey goodness to show you next time. For now though, my schoolwork needs to be done!