Travel

The Iceland snowfields

We did a couple of excursions to the snowfields and they are truly spectacular. Archie took most of these photographs so I cannot take much credit at all. Firstly, the waterfalls: these were all taken in the south of Iceland, around Porsmork I do love a good waterfall How is this? We had to put on crampons […]

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Photography, Travel

Reykjavik

  The next stop in our travels was Reykjavik, Iceland. Reykjavik at Christmas is a magical place. There is snow and fairy lights abound and the above and below drone shots show the prettiness of the city in winter. Tom and Archie are those two little figures in the foreground, and they are standing on a […]

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Photography, Travel

New York City highlights: week 2

This is my second post on New York City, the first one is here. This post is going to be about: Museums More sights A scary bike ride Aerial views Evening entertainment Eateries Let’s start with the scary bike ride shall we? We decided to hire some Citi bikes. They are a bike sharing system […]

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shopping, Travel

Mood Fabrics – NYC

I decided to dedicate this post to Mood Fabrics. It certainly lives up to the hype. We started out in the home decorating section and I admit to being a bit overwrought about finally getting there! There were some gorgeous fabrics in Mood Home, but I left them all there… The fashion fabrics are located over […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Burda 7422 or wearable blanket

When I bought the fabric for Mark’s coat, I bought some of the same fabric, in black, for me (his is navy blue). I was very drawn to this Burda pattern when flicking through the books in Knitwit, and had a feeling that I already owned it, so imagine my delight when I discovered this was […]

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Travel

New York City highlights: Week 1

A shot of the Manhattan skyline to start the post off… We have packed an amazing amount of touristy things into our first week in New York, including but not limited to: Empire State building Highline Central Park Freedom Tower Chelsea Markets Union Square markets Statue of Liberty and of course, Mood Fabrics – twice! […]

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Knitting, Travel, vintage pledge

1978 cabled jumper

I managed to knit myself a jumper for our trip, using a pattern from a vintage Vogue knitting patterns book that I bought for 20c in an op-shop – the patterns range from the 1920s to the 1980s; this one is from 1978. As you can see, it has pockets! I didn’t coordinate mine with pyjama bottoms […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Travel

Burda 7142 for Mark

I made Mark a coat for our trip to New York and other cold far flung places, and, although it weighs a lot, it is warm! Warning: you are going to get random photos all over NYC.. First up, in front of the Flat Iron Building. This is an iconic building and I see that […]

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Knitting, self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Travelling outfit

One of the problems with travelling from a warm climate to a cold climate is what to wear in that transition between countries. I chose to make some trousers from my knit trouser block which I used to make my One Year One Outfit trousers. I teamed the trousers with a funnel necked top made from […]

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