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We are on the home stretch and have packed almost 30 boxes, have sold all the furniture that needed to be sold, finally sold our car on Friday and we will be packing our last boxes tomorrow. They then get picked up on Tuesday and we leave the UK for our new life in Australia on Wednesday!!!!

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Luke: hanging with his almost sister… who he will miss terribly… (Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO-400).

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Max: checking the wall for the neighbours dog that often peeks over it… (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO-100).

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Luke: caught mid-air whilst doing a somersault! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/400 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: first time in swimming trunks…doesn’t he look sweet? (Canon EOS 550D, f/7.1, 1/500 sec, ISO-100).

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Luke: climbing, climbing…always climbing. (Nexus 5 camera).

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Max: hiking with Oma…I love everything about this picture…just too cute for word. (Nexus 5 camera).

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I had to add this photo of my two boys, lights of my life…they are amazing and they make me happy every day (they also drive me crazy!!!)

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Luke: being a brilliant big brother on our recent trip to Germany…to see my family (mother and brother and his family) (Nexus 5 camera)

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Max: this little monkey was hard work on the flight to Germany and on a longer drive…but he’s been the sweetest little boy since we came back! (Nexus 5 camera).

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Luke: this dude, too cool for school! He’s been coping well with our impending move, finishing Kindergarden, lots of leaving do’s and back and forth… (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: this cheeky boy, he’s into everything at the moment and the words ‘no’ and ‘nein’ only make him want to be even cheeker…but he’s absolutely adorable doing it! (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO-100).

And I had to add this one of my two boys working together…aren’t they sweet.

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Luke: these two only see each other twice a year, but they pick up right where they left off last time. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO-2000).

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Max: pensive! (Canon EOS 550D, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO-100).

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Luke: plotting with his friend… (Canon EOS 550D, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: ice cream…with his little friend… (Canon EOS 550D, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO-100).

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FO: Beanie and Booties, inc. Sweet Boy

A friend that I studied Journalism with had a baby boy at the start of this year. Even though I haven’t seen my friend since I finished my studies in 2004 I still wanted to knit her something. So I knitted my usual go-to beanie and bootie combo.

The beanie is my old favourite from DROPS, and I knit this up in the 0-3 months size since it was going to be a Winter baby.

I also knitted up my version of Saartjes Bootees in a matching green and light blue.

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I boxed both of them up in one of my boxes and sent them off to my friend.

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My friend sent me a picture of her sweet little boy in his little hat. Such a cutie.

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STATS
Booties
Pattern:
 My own.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in green and grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 18-19th December 2015.

Beanies
Pattern:
 DROPS Hat by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in green and grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19-20th December 2015.

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FO: Beautiful Baby Girl in Baby Dress

Back in December a good friend in Australia had a second baby, a gorgeous little girl. And even though I knew beforehand that she was expecting I made sure to wait until I know that it was a girl to knit something for her.

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I knit up this sweet baby dress, a gorgeous pattern. Can you believe that this is the first time that I’ve used this pattern? It’s such a sweet little thing, and it’s actually really simple to knit.

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I used this amazing DROPS ♥ You #5, which is a recycled cotton. Because my friend is in Australia I knew that I didn’t want to knit anything out of wool as it would be way too hot for her little girl.

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The pattern is great as it’s all knitted up with minimal seams. The little underskirt is added later by picking up stitches from underneath, it looks so sweet and is almost like a petticoat. I think I might need to try this with another dress.

It’s funny actually, for ages I loved the DROPS patterns, and don’t get me wrong I still really like them. But I feel like in the last few months I’ve really enjoyed trying out other patterns from independent designers.

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There are some fantastic patterns out there, with some beautiful end results and some amazing details!

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The added accents of the waist in a different colour and the bottom underskirt make this little dress extra special.

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I crocheted a double flower for the bodice to add that something little extra, and I love the end result. As did my friend, and she just sent me this adorable picture of her sweet girl in it. Makes me so happy!

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STATS
Pattern: Sedona Baby Dress by Erin Harper.
Yarn: DROPS ♥ You #5 in heather and purple.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 27-29th December 2015.

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Luke: attempting to get hit by the water out of the hose… (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/640 sec, ISO-250).

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Max: busy, busy, busy….and always on the move. This is all I could get of him this week. (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO-200).

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