words and wool

           bloom-down-cheeked peaches... 
                     beautiful words like these i cannot write so i thought i'd pay homage and knit one instead...
                                the autumnal quince in all its woolly coat...


a gorgeous monday...



follows a glorious weekend...
autumn at trengwainton garden... pumpkins ready for carving... the scarecrows were made by local schools... loads of inspiration for my own garden next year - a lovely sense of optimism and cosiness



and... this was my garden this last weekend - thank you sunshine! and i do love my quinces, this is my first ever crop!
               what do I do with them though?

crazy craze? no!

these are so fab, i love these - crazy bands, a kid's craze they may be - but look at those colours, and they hold their shape when you stretch them and ping them, cool! i don't mind buying these, for my self children... of course!!

A little more time...

...now i've finally managed to complete my latest project - another book for david & charles. now, I have precious time again to play with thoughts and designs with no agenda... having said that, i will give dear appley peach another outfit for the forth coming season and I'd like to make a few dolls to sell on Etsy especially for christmas - see how they go... plus a freebee pattern - this especially for cyndi who contacted me letting me know that, unbeknownst to me, I had not in fact been live and online for weeks! thanks so much for that cyndi! ... and apologies to anyone trying and failing to reach dot pebbles website.
busy again then - great, i love it!
... so back to the start... re. my latest book, here's the wonderful pile of yarn I had to play and create things with... thanks to the wonderful susan at loop for that... and a small peep...




Another yarn...

I love, love, love this yarn I'm knitting (a pair of chunky socks for a new project) with today... it is Misti Alpaca Chunky Handpaints shade Havasu from Loop and its so gorgeously soft, the colours exquisite - have to share it...








































p.s... this fellow is in my new book too...

...out today...

...And look who's arrived, get the pattern for this and loads more pets from my new book Knit & Purl Pets out today!! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN ERRATA AVAILABLE FOR THIS BOOK WHICH I WILL PERSONALLY EMAIL TO YOU - MY EMAIL FOR CORRESPONDENCE:
claire.garland@btopenworld.com

...And look who's arrived, get the pattern for this little chap from my new book Knit & Purl Pets out today!

Happy September Everyone!