Brockholes – FO 22/2012

This sweater has been knitted forever and has been languishing in a drawer waiting for colder weather…which has arrived with a vengeance in the last couple of weeks.  Sunday was the first opportunity I had to get a photo of it.  And they are not glamorous in any way shape or form, but at least you can see it earning it’s keep.

You’ll remember the yarn from the ill-fated Fairhope cardigan I made at the end of last year and promptly unravelled got Ma to unravel.

The pattern is Placed Cable Aran from Interweave Knits:

You don’t need to be particularly eagle eyed to notice that my version is slightly different from the original pattern.

Yep…instead of cabling both front and back to create the circular cable, I just cabled front to achieve this effect.

And whilst this isn’t the most stylish sweater in the world, nor has the yarn taken kindly to being frogged and re-knitted…this is a spectacularly comfortable and cosy sweater that is perfect for a Sunday afternoon walk around your local nature reserve.

Button wore a fabulously inappropriate outfit, having spent the previous couple of hours on a barge at a friend’s party.  She just threw on her wellies and off she went!

The Boy was more suitably attired for scrambling about:

Yep…a giant carved acorn with a happy small boy.

Brockholes is a fantastic afternoon out with small people.  It’s a great walk:

There are woods in which to hunt Gruffalo:

How can one so small be so fearless?

And there’s a play area that could entertain for hours:

Bumblebee wellies!

Dinosaur wellies!

I can’t wait to take this sweater back to Brockholes for another visit.  The kids are keen to go too!

17 Responses to Brockholes – FO 22/2012

  1. K-Line says:

    As always, these are beautiful photos. You live in an idyllic place.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. Our town is very run down due to the current economic downturn, but we live a mile each way from two major motorway networks which gives us great access to all the beautiful countryside that Lancashire has to offer. We’re also only about 90 minutes from the Lake District, ditto Yorkshire and Derbyshire. All wonderful areas with amazing scenery and interesting places to visit. Add to that the major cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster within an hours drive, and just over a couple of hours by train to London or Edinburgh….I really can’t complain at all.

  2. StephC says:

    Oh wow!! I love your photos! Especially the one of Button heading off into the deep, dark woods like a girlie in a fairytale! Gorgeous!

    And your sweater is just perfect for an afternoon out and about like that. Love it! 🙂

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      She’s so funny. “I’m the leader” she declared as she marched off with great determination. She’s fearless. Yet does, indeed, look like a tomboyish fairytale princess.
      I think this sweater is the cake of the knitting world. It’s so easy to throw on and is cosy and perfect for scrambling around with the kids. But its a little more stylish than some of the ratty fleeces we have lurking in cupboards for gardening and outdoor labour.

  3. Jane says:

    It’s perfect for this weather. Comfortable and warm. It’s a lovely colour too

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I love the colour, and we certainly need warm stuff at the moment. I’m typing in red hand knitted socks today. And lets not get started about the wretched rain!

  4. Love your photos. The sweater is great. Eagle eyed, who me? I had to go back and forth three times between the pictures to notice the difference….guess I am still asleep!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. I’m really hoping next year to read my photography books and get off manual and really up the game with the photos. I never really took photos until we had kids…now I’m verging on being one of those mamas that carries a camera everywhere!

  5. MsStitcher says:

    Brockholes is definately a good place to look for the Gruffalo! It is really lovely there.x

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It’s fab. We’ve been meaning to go for a while, but even with all the water its a great place for the kids. Looking forward to picnics there with you guys on nice days.

  6. Love your matching sweater and wellies – though I have to admit liking the bumblebee wellies more!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Aren’t they just adorable. I swear I’d have them if they did mummy sizes. I’m sure there’s a market!

  7. Think your sweater looks hugely glamorous – and it co-ordinates with your wellies! I do need a pair of bumblebee wellies now though 😉

  8. Pendle Stitches says:

    Oooh how kind! The co-ordination is more good luck than good judgement, but I certainly felt a little more “put together” than normal for that kind of outing, which I think is a good thing.
    I need bumblebee wellies too! Sigh! They are the absolute end!

  9. Excellent sweater …. wish I could wear that wonderful orange too and had bumble wellies. No wait, how about bunble-dino wellies :o)

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