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Bonnet and booties

We returned to find that in our absence the leaves have turned and fallen from the trees. Also in our absence baby N. was born to our friends! I made this to remind her that she is a child of ripe Autumn, not cold Winter.

    • Yarns:Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, in ‘Wine’, and Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4 Ply in ‘Moss’. A Lot less than one skein each.
    • Needles: 3.25mm.
    • Modifications: I substituted the ribbon with a (washable) 3 stitch i-cord, shortened the booties and moved away from their Hobbity look by substituting these yarns.
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Tepuys from the plane

I’m back from my trip and trying to adjust to the change as quickly as possible. It seems strange to have left in October, and returned to find Christmas just around the corner.

To tell the truth, I’m feeling unsettled and strange. On the one had glad to be back and on track with work, on the other so very alien and out of place in this country. I have moments when all I can do is throw myself on my bed and scream my homesickness into my pillow.

On a lighter note, here is a list of some things I did on my trip:

  • Got married (again!)
  • Travelled on 12 different planes, including two 6-seater propeller planes small enough to fit inside a VW Beetle.
  • Felt the spray of the tallest waterfall in the world.
  • Spent ten short days in my favourite city, watching it tear itself to pieces, and emerged with tenuous hope for its future.