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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - K is for Knitting


 It has been a cool and rainy day here in Cape Town and I'm settling down to put this post together after a long lunch with some of our favourite friends and a few too many glasses of wine. The dishes have been washed, the house is tidy and I am sitting on the sofa under a blanket feeling very relaxed, but also very lazy and can't really think of a whole lot to say about knitting, other than as much as I love hand knitted blankets, scarves and so on, I am far too impatient to ever take it up myself,  so I will have to content myself by admiring other people's beautiful handiwork. (Whew....that was a really long sentence! Clearly wine doesn't improve my prose.)

Wishing you all a lovely week. We go away on holiday on Friday so the "L" post might only happen when we get back. I'm nearly half-way with my alphabet and haven't yet run out of ideas, but I'm sure that the Q, X, Y and Z are going to be tricky. If you have any fabulous ideas, send them my way please.
Till next time
Sharon x
All pictures via Pinterest and Tumblr


  1. Oh so cozy! Love all of the colors you found, and the big chunky neutrals, too! I think I need one of those super large-ply throws!

  2. I love those baby cute...I wish I could knit!

  3. Sharon,
    It sounds like a fun Sunday! Wouldn't it be great to be able to knit your own throw for the sofa and bed? I know how to do basic knitting but it's not something I love to do. Great post.

  4. Sharon,
    I have a lovely picture of you in my mind, curled up in the chair and chilled out. Sounds like you had a lovely day. I love all the chunky knitted throws too, but I am not too good at knitting, I tend to loose concentration and drop or add stitches. Ah well, I can drool over your lovely pictures and imagine.Good luck with the rest of the alphabet, perhaps x could be part of an equation? Love Linda x

  5. Oooh, these pictures are just divine! I am feeling more relaxed by the second! Having a lovely browse of your blog - it's absolutely beautiful. Will be signing up to follow by email, and Pinterest - am aware that I am sounding like a stalker!! ;-)


  6. I started knitting again for the first time since years ago when my Grandmama taught me. I don't remember it being so relaxing! Of course, I was a young girl when I learned and relaxing wasn't in my vocabulary ;)

  7. Sharon, thank you for your comments on my blog, so glad you were inspired to get painting. Good luck with it. Love, Linda x

  8. Dear Sharon
    what a beautiful blog you have! So many inspiring details ... wonderful. Funny enough you're preparing for winter we can't wait for spring!
    Have a wonderful time
    all the best from Austria

  9. I have so much catching up to do! I wish I could knit. I just don't have the patience for it!
    I love that big chunky throw. You could probably knit that without a needle! LOL!



  10. I Love a good knitted blanket. My stay on the couch isn't complete without one.
    You did a good job posting these great inspirational pics

  11. I`m in love with the idea of knitted details in the decor. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
    Spring Cleaning SW19

  12. I can not get enough of these knitted pillows, blankets and scarves! I wish I could knit things like these (unfortunatly I can't)
    Thanks for the inspiring ideas, Sharon!
    Spring cleaners SW6

  13. Have a great holiday Sharon! I have really enjoyed this series!