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Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved, Snowflake and Skeletal Leaf

04 Jan

1   This year I have resolved to keep my wool collection in a more organised fashion and for my birthday, the lovely Mr S bought me this compartmented display box in beautiful mango wood. Today, I have sorted all my bits and balls of wool and am very pleased with the result. Each one as I put it away is full of memories of what I knitted and for whom – it’s lovely!  Have a look at this post to see some of my projects http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/weekly-photo-challenge-my-2012-in-pictures-a-year-of-knitting/Mango wood box

Mango wood box
Wool all sorted and with lots of memories

Wool all sorted and with lots of memories

2   I’ve started knitting The Snowman’s Snowdog (it’s a bit tricky) but I love the way the ball of wool turned into a snowball as soon as I took off the wrapper!

Snowflake wool becomes a snowball!

Snowflake wool becomes a snowball!

3   The Schizophragma hydrangeoides, in the front garden, has the most beautiful skeletal flowers just barely hanging on its branches.

Skeleton Petiolaris leaf

Skeleton Petiolaris leaf

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26 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved, Snowflake and Skeletal Leaf

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    January 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I love your wool collection box – I particularly love that the wood is not shiny veneered, new looking. It’s great :)

     
  2. mannalexandra

    January 6, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I love the ‘wool-box’ photo – it’s kind of unique and fancy^^

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

      Thank you. The people in the shop wondered why we wanted to buy one of their display units and were intrigued when I said I was going to put wool in it. I’ll have to send them a photo.
      Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment :)

       
      • mannalexandra

        January 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

        It looks so good – I don’t knit but I would like to have such a display unit with that colorful wool in my living room^^
        You’re welcome :)

         
  3. hjbryant

    January 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    My leftovers make blankets for Cats Protection and teddies for Shelterbox!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Shelterbox is one of my charities too. Do you have a pattern for the teddies? :)

       
      • hjbryant

        January 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

        I have a photocopy – could pop it through the door – or you could pick it up online at Teddies for Tragedies – they are really sweet and very quick to do.

         
        • mybeautfulthings

          January 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

          Just been to Teddies for Tragedies – that really touched me and I shall be making a Teddy or two in time. Thank you for the link.

          First I have to get this Snowdog sorted!

          All the best to you :)

           
          • mybeautfulthings

            January 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

            Once again, an intriguing comment ‘could pop it through the door’ I should know you, shouldn’t I? Kay? :)

             
          • Hils Bryant

            January 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm

            Hilary – from across the road – we met at Naomi’s Pampered Chef party and have followed the blog ever since

             
          • mybeautfulthings

            January 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

            I’m really pleased to know that! Thank you! :)

             
  4. greenmackenzie

    January 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Love your yarn box, makes all the wool look so pretty. Almost as though you had framed them :-)

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you! i was delighted with the arrangement too. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. :)

       
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      That’s right! I hadn’t thought of it quite like that but, yes, they are now all framed. Just wondering where the next lot will go….. Perhaps I’ll be needing another box……. :)

       
  5. Shelagh

    January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous box, Mr. S. I see lace in that leaf. Knit on with confidence…….EZ.

     
  6. Kathleen Richardson

    January 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful box (Mr. S is a clever man) and beautiful memories. Also, love that leave–wow!

     
  7. mixedupmeme

    January 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    A place for everything and everything in its place. :)

     
  8. tartanpants

    January 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Goodness, that yarn is pretty but I bet it is tricky to knit – I don’t think my eyesight would hold up to that challenge! Can’t wait to see the end result :-)

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      It IS tricky to knit! Doesn’t slip easily over the needles. I think making the Snowdog will be a labour of love! :)

       
  9. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    January 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love finding such leaves–pretty from the inside out.

     
  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    love the snowflake wool–now you need round holes to store it

     
  11. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    looks like a great way to keep your yarn…and the leaf is quite pretty!

     
  12. djdfr

    January 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    After so many years of knitting, etc., I have bins of yarn. I make squares to send to South Africa for aids orphans. The project is called Knit-A-Square. http://www.knit-a-square.com/index.html

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you for that link. At the moment I am knitting for Grandchildren of our own and friends but I have plans to knit tiny things for our local premmie unit. I will check out your link for when the balls become too small for things but would go together in squares.

      Thanks for calling in :)

       

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