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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Happy Autumn Days

I am well and truly embracing the Autumn season upon us. More than happy to hibernate under lamplight with my latest hooky work in progress. 

The lovely church you see in the picture above can be found in the heart of the Georgian Market Town of Oundle in Northamptonshire. It's such a pretty place, steeped in history. I stopped by there on my way to Peterborough recently and had to take a few snaps. I've often dreamt of living somewhere like this. I covet the limestone cottages that are commonplace in this part of rural Northants. They look so cosy this time of year.

One thing I didn't foresee was finding a LYS there, and making a purchase of some new yarn. There was a display of Rico Baby Classic DK in the window, and because the colours took my eye I went in for a closer look, and a squish of course. I opted for 5 colours (017, 040, 041, 043, 044 if you're interested). I hadn't purchased any new yarn for months so this felt like a real treat. 

From there, it was onwards to Peterborough for a browse. I love crisp, sunny Autumn days. The light was wonderful and illuminated the stunning Norman Cathedral beautifully. The blue sky and wispy clouds made for a fabulous backdrop. I thoroughly enjoyed my meander along the cobbled streets surrounding this magnificent building. The sun had diminished by 4:30pm, so I headed back to the car for the hour or so journey home.

Once home I couldn't wait to snuggle up on the sofa with my hook and new yarn. I decided to crochet up some Happy Flower Blocks. I've enjoyed revisiting this pattern, working with a more subtle palette this time. I'm having fun with it, but am yet undecided what to do with the pile I'm fast accumulating. 

Well, it's just a short post from me today. For those that continue to drop by for a read I say a big hello!! I hope to be back again soon x x x x
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