April knitting, crochet, and more.

April Inventory

April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this month.

April was a delight from start to finish! Here’s the highlights… • Wee crocheted baby 👶 sandals for a friend’s niece • A new beret for me – pattern coming soon! • Visiting Prague (amazing!) and spotting this yarn bombing • Kitty socks! They’re super-cute plus I’ve been trying out new techniques • That beret again! Chunky lace love • Another trip – much more local, to Annacy. Beautiful!! • Some of my favourite memories of Prague are the eats and drinks! And the company was good too • Macrame!! I’m so into this. I really want more plants so I can make more macrame! Any tips on getting spiderplants to reproduce faster? • An old-school crocheted gift for a friend. I really need to blog this one!! That’s my month, and it was wonderful! Bring on May 💕

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You will recognise the kitty socks from this post. They’re still not done – but I’ve turned the heel of the second sock!

Also featured was a chunky lace beret I want to share the pattern for soon. I have grand plans for that, believe me! And the macrame – I am so into macrame right now, I can’t even tell you. I guess it’s because of the changing of the seasons. I love seeing the green everywhere – including in our little apartment!

The gifts – a cushion cover and some wee sandals – I haven’t blogged about yet, but I plan to soon. I also haven’t blogged about the trips we’ve taken. We spent Easter in Prague. Everyone’s told me how lovely Prague is, so I was delighted to see it. We had a MASSIVE list of to-dos from no less than three native Praguers and tried our best to work our way through it.

Spotted this delightful yarnbombing decorating a preschool! 💕

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We also took a day trip to Annacy, which I’ve heard called the Venice of France.

Beautiful day in a beautiful city ☀️

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Don’t imagine for a minute I don’t know how lucky I am to be able to pop over to France for the day. I’m loving living in Geneva!

I didn’t buy much yarn this month, just the one skein as a souvenir of Annecy.

New stash! Now what should I make with this beauty? 😍💚💙💜

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One thing I forgot to include in the round up of April knitting was the sweet little jumper I finished for my niece. It’s still folded up in a corner – we’re going to visit my sister and her family next month, so it hardly seems worth posting!

PS – I borrowed the title of this post from this poem. I like the final verse:

Though trees turn bare and girls turn wives,
We shall afford our costly seasons;
There is a gentleness survives
That will outspeak and has its reasons.
There is a loveliness exists,
Preserves us, not for specialists.

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