skipping into autumn

Autumn Collage 2

This week I have been welcoming October with open arms. It can safely be said that autumn is my absolutely favourite time of year – I love everything about it.

To me this is such an inspirational month with the changing colours outside, knitted and crochet cosiness of scarves, hats and mitts, comfort food like soups and stews, pumpkins and golden light, crunchy leaves on cold autumn walks, cups of tea and lighting the fire….well everything really!

Autumn Collage 1

There really is something special about the changing colour of leaves, especially Maple leaves. The other day I came across a photo on Pinterest of beautifully crochet Maple leaves. After a little digging I found the source and a beautiful new blog to follow. Meet Lara and her lifestyle blog called messyla. Gorgeous photography, lots of inspiration and free patterns Рmake your very own leaves, you can find the pattern here.

Crochet Leaves


I made mine using up some Tweed Yarn, but they can be made using any scraps of yarn that you might have. They are fun, take no time at all and you’ll have some beautiful autumnal coasters made in a jiffy. Be inspired by autumn!


Last weekend, like hundreds of others, I also went to Yarndale, a woollie event taking place in the Yorkshire Dales every year. I went with the girls of my knitting group and we had a fabulously colourful day enjoying a good dose of yarny goodness, meeting many old friends and making lots of new ones. It goes without saying that I felt compelled to come home with a little scrumptious booty…



…I can see autumn in these colours and yarns, can you?

Wishing you all a cosy autumn, enjoy!


yarndale impressions

dear diary,


Yesterday myself and two good friends drove to Skipton to visit the long and eagerly awaited Yarndale event. The sun was shining upon the stunning Yorkshire countryside when we arrived…


surrounding the yarndale venue

…and even though we were a little frazzled at the edges after sitting in a long line of traffic for ages, we soon forgot about it as the colourful greetings we received cheered us up in no time at all…



…the trees and bushes had been dresses up in crocheted yarn finery and it looked stunning.Nothing had prepared us for what was awaiting us when we stepped inside however!

You might remember reading about the request by the organisers for crocheted granny triangles to be assembled into bunting? Many of us send in our colourful creations and we were blown away by the sea of colour that greeted us inside…

Bunting 2


…it was simply AmaZinG!!!!!

I managed to meet up with some of my IG friends as well as a quick hello with Valerie’s Hexagon group, and was able to have a good catch up with many friends I hadn’t seen for a while. Of course some purchases were made too (more about that another time) and the three of us left feeling elated and happy with a skip in our step.


lies and karen in a cheeky mood

Please forgive me for not posting a square this week (might give you a chance to do some catching up!) but I am off to visit…


…gathering lots of inspiration for future projects to share with you.

Have a good and colourful week. xx