Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Little Boys and Super Heroes

Big changes at Berry Patch Cottage in the last 12 months - the biggest of which was that I resigned from my professional job a few months ago to become a crafty stay at home Mum.  It was a big call, but a necessary one, and life in our little family is getting back on track as a result.

It did give me time to finish some crafty projects that have been stalled for a while.  Master J has been looking forward to a new sweater for quite some time, and who could deny this face!?!


This pattern is called "Lennix" by Rebecca Newman (available on Ravelry).  Rebecca also has a Facebook page TinyLovely.  I've been crushing on this pattern for a long time - I love the way she does the colour changes throughout with the different stitch.  And I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The yarn I used is from Rachel at FeatherBrush yarns (also on both Ravelry and Facebook).  Isn't it stunning!!  This yarn is a DK/8 ply wool yarn.  The colour way Rachel dyed here was inspired by the character Captain America, which is one of Master J's favourite super heroes, so of course I had to find buttons that went with it too...



Master J couldn't wait to take it for a spin so we headed off to his favourite playground on a glorious cool clear early-Spring morning after the school drop off for his siblings.  He was delighted to have the playground to himself and took off at run.



Lots of sliding!




Counting...


More running... 


And a trip to the playground would not be complete without some climbing!



And that is the first of my crafty blog posts...  Hopefully the first of many!

xx E