Fuelling up

Last week, the estates department of the hospital Ben’s based at cut down a load of trees. Ben enquired, and yes, the resulting logs were free to a good home. So on two consecutive nights, we drove down with the trailer, filled up and brought home out winter fuel allowance. We have a lot of wood now (spab fnar).

Gotta love a real fire x

Sofa Saturday #6

With the clocks going back tomorrow (in the UK) it’s hard to deny that winter is coming. But today certainly didn’t feel very autumnal, much to my confusion. It was balmy and we had a lovely walk in Dunwich forest with the dogs and the in-laws.

But as the evenings draw in, I’m thinking about cosy-ness and layers. And of course getting the garden ready to over-winter!

I have loved this Knitty blanket pattern since the day I saw it (it’s from a 2012 Knitty issue!) but never gotten around to even consider making it. I have so many other projects in my queue, I have to admit I doubt I’ll ever get around to it. But it’s so pretty, and I bet it’s cosy!

I love love love Wudwerx over on Folksy. As the weather starts to get colder, I’m thinking about all the poor critters in my garden that need somewhere cosy to stay (including the poor robin that thought our house was nice and warm then got cornered by the puppies in the spare room. Don’t worry – Ben let it out the window, and it wasn’t harmed!)

Coveting this yummy tweedy number from Joules. Shame it’s a leeeeetle out of my price range (at over £200!) but a girl can dream, right?

And finally – snuggly!! These knits from akelila on Etsy really remind me of some lovely handknit woolen slipper socks my mum gave me (which her mum made). Sadly, they have long since been eaten by friggin’ moths. Gutted. I need some new snuggly slipper socks in my life.

See you next Saturday, my lovelies! And remember – stay warm! xx

Sofa Saturday #5

I am EXHAUSTED. Ben had me awake at 6am because he thought it was a good idea to start a 6 mile hike at the crack of dawn. Seriously, the sun was only just coming up when we began our Sandlings trail walk.

But it was lovely, and it has definitely reminded me that we need to get making some coats for Jessie & Floss – they’re fine when we’re walking (and they’re running) but when we stopped for breakfast, they got cold sitting still.

So I’ve been browsing for inspiration -

I am in love with the products on offer at DGDogGear. A lot of other whippet/greyhound coats seem pretty ill-fitting and sadly you lose the beautiful shape that sighthounds are famous for (deep chested, slim waists). But DGDogGear seem to have gotten it right. With sculpted fleeces made from several tailored cuts of fabric which follow the lines of the dog, this jacket is definitely on my wishlist.

This activewear coat from PepperPetWear on Etsy is pretty awesome, too. A little less cuddly looking, but good utility wear. And a snip at <£30.

Am I alone in thinking the concept of dog pyjamas is utterly hilarious? No, I didn’t think I was… But don’t these whippet ones from majDesigns on Etsy look snuggly? I bet they’re super cosy.

And finally, I’ve been thinking about puppy’s first Christmas… I’ve already bought them some bones with turkey & cranberry filling (that should keep them entertained for all of ten minutes…) but….

HAH!! Poor sod. (via GreyBabyCrochet on Etsy)

Have a lovely weekend, folks x