Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Monday, 27 October 2014

Five Autumn Happies ...

Not a lot going on round at ours lately, but it's the little things that matter isn't it,
and these are the ones that have made me happy this weekend....
 
Finding the perfect inspiration for my next blanket as I was flicking through the latest copy of
 
 
I'll just zoom in  a bit so you can see what I mean....

 
.... there it is,
the scrumptious blanket at the bottom of the pile.
How could I not fall in love with it when it has so many pom-poms to finish it off !
 
 
Deciding on the perfect Autumny colour to make the blanket in -
its going to be BIG and its got to be SNUGGLY.
 
 
 
Enjoying sitting making one pom-pom after another,



and watching the pile grow.
 

Spending a couple of hours hooking up a few poppies for family and friends,
 

 
 
all given with a reminder not to forget to put some money in


 
I found the pattern here at
 
Discovering these little beauties tucked away in a quiet corner of the garden,
 

too gorgeous to leave out in the Autumn winds.
 

 
I wish I could somehow send you the smell,
its currently filling my kitchen,
a little reminder of sunnier days.
 
 
What were your happies this weekend ?
 
Were they big things or little ones ?
 


47 comments:

  1. Ooh Kate when I saw that first photo I knew exactly which blanket you were talking about and I wasn't wrong. I knew it would have to be the one with the pompoms, especially in your favourite colour grey. So you can imagine how surprised I was when I saw the colour you had chosen you do like to keep us on our toes don't you. I have just about finished the blanket I have been making for a friends 50th birthday so will reveal all next week so as not to spoil the surprise. But now I'm thinking about that lovely pom pom blanket for a future project.....

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    1. Haha , I like to surprise every now and again !! I do LOVE the grey though.
      Looking forward to seeing your big reveal next week.
      Have a great week Mitzi,
      Kate xx

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  2. Love your little autumn posy and yes that blanket jumped out of the pages of CH&I at me too.....just gorgeous !

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    1. That's funny - great minds think alike !
      Have a great week Vivienne,
      Kate xx

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  3. The pom pom blanket is so cute, I'm not sure I'd ever finish it though. Love the poppies, I think I could manage making a few of those :)

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    1. Hope you get to have a go Teresa, they're really quick to make.
      Kate xx

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  4. Beautiful roses, it's always such a pleasure to find them at this time of year. I had a nice walk by the water on Saturday, then a browse of a book shop, both wonderful. The blanket is lovely, I know your version of it will be too. Fantastic poppies, I shall have a look at the pattern and see if I'm up to it! CJ xx

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    1. Your weekend sounds lovely CJ, its definitely the small things that keep us ticking over isn't it ?
      I hope you get to try the poppies out,
      Kate xx

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  5. I like the purples and greys together. The pompom edging will look great, are you using one of those pom pom makers? We have some in different sizes and they are made super quick. Your poppies look great, lovely flowers. Its amazing what is still in bloom in the garden. :)

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    1. I love a good pompom maker too Gail - they make it so much easier, we always used to make them with two cut out cardboard rings when I was little , but these are brilliant aren't they ?
      Have a great week
      Kate xx

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  6. Love the colour of your wool, what make is it?

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    1. Hi Susan, It's Stylecraft Special Chunky - Camel (1420) - hope that helps,
      Kate x

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    2. Thanks for your reply Kate, off to my LYS tomorrow to buy some. I do love all your blankets you make.

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  7. Thought it was the Pom pom blanket you liked! Should grow fairly quickly in chunky yarn. Can you tell me what size Pom pom maker you are using please? Had my eye on one for ages but need to settle on the size and they look good!

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    1. I used a 1 inch pom-pom maker - can't recommend it enough - there'll be no stopping you once you get one ! K x

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    2. Thanks Kate! I ordered one! And I made a few poppies too! Think my crochet mojo coming back-thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Oh Kate! I do so love your posts! They make me so happy, so relaxed! In fact, I would very much like to come to yours for a cuppa, crochet and a whiff of those flowers!!

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    1. Just come right on over Helen - I'll put the kettle on ! K x

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  9. Oh that pom pom blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I've just bought a pom pom maker (I know, what took me so long - it's ace and so quick!) so I might have to finish a blanket off with some poms! Your crochet poppies are lovely too x

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    1. Pom-pom makers are fab aren't they !! K x

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  10. Hello....that blanket is going to be sooooo gorgeous <3 and I love your little flower posy x

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  11. Kate that blanket.....happy sigh! I too love your choice of colour...... oh and those poms!!! Sarah xo

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  12. Gorgeous happy things! That blanket is going to be stunning it really is, love all the little pom poms. I was working all weekend but was very happy when a lovely colleague brought in homemade cake!
    Marianne x

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    1. Cake always makes work better doesn't it ? It must be hard working weekends. K x

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  13. Hi Kate, wow the blanket is going to be fabulous, adore the pom poms, I haven't tried a pom pom maker as yet but will look out for one.
    Love the colour choice too.
    Helen

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    1. You so have to try one Helen, trouble is that everything gets covered in pompoms once you start ! K x

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  14. Gotta love a pom-pom! Wish I was such a prolific crocheter, my blanket took me about a year... I'm so slack! Took it to our local hospice today, it's far from perfect but hoping the next one will be better.

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    1. Oh I do love a pompom Fiona ! Thanks for dropping by, K x

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  15. Lovely happies Kate, your new blanket is a scrummy colour. Am currently making pom poms myself to put on my raspberry ripple blanket, for which I bought a pom pom maker - it's so addictive! Have a great week.
    Jane xx

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    1. There's no going back with those pompoms now Jane ! K xx

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  16. I wish you could teach me how to crochet!

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    1. Aw, any time Kathleen, just pop on over ! K x

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  17. What a gorgeously inspiring blanket! I just love bobbles and pom poms as trims on crochet blankets.....yours will be beautiful, Kate. Love the gorgeous roses too, how perfect they look.
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. There's just something very cheerful about a pompom isn't there ? Thank you for dropping by Helen as you always do, K xx

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  18. Hi There, Crocheted poppies! How did you get hooked on making those? They are very sweet.
    Over here in NZ as you know we are making poppies to commemorate 100yrs of the ANZAC soldiers for next years tribute so when I saw what you were making I got very excited. You should check out 5000poppies.wordpress.com for more delicious poppy patterns.
    Lisa

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    1. It was your poppies that inspired me in the first place Lisa, I think what you are doing is truly breathtaking in so many ways. K x

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  19. That is going to be one fab blanket ... what's the yarn you're using Kate?

    And such pretty late roses :)

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    1. Hello Annie, its Stylecraft Special Chunky, in the colour Camel - definitely a cheap and cheerful but it does the job perfectly ! K xx

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  20. Oh wow some inspiration indeed they look beautiful. The flowers are stunning x

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    1. Thank you and lovely to have you drop by, K x

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  21. Hi Kate have been following your blog for a while now and love it. Thought you may like yo check out the tutorial on pompom crochet edging on Once Upon A Pink Moon blog as have just used it on a blanket and looks great
    Amanda

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    1. Hi Amanda, thank you for that, I shall definitely check it out. I'm glad you are enjoying mu little blog space, K x

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  22. Hello lovely. Loving that stack of gorgeous blankets, oh my swoon!! As for your gorgeous mustard pom poms they look fabulous and I am really looking forward to see what you do with these. You have put me to shame with your poppies, I have been saying I was going to make a few for weeks, but I still haven't gotten around to it, now you have inspired me so thank you. Sending you much love xoxo

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    1. Hello Hannapat xx Lovely to hear from you. If you get a chance you should definitely try making a poppy, they work up so quickly, I think you'd love them. Have a good week, Hugs kx

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  23. Ooops, I've seen the answer to my previous question about your blanket yarn here. It really is lovely, Kate, and the pompoms will be perfect for the edging.

    I can't believe you still have such beautiful roses in your garden, they're exquisite. If I close my eyes, I can just imagine how wonderful they smell.

    xxx

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