New Year Knitting

While lots of you were out partying last night for the new year I was curled up by the fire trying out some new knitting patterns for Spring. 

Yes you heard right. 

Christmas is barely over and I’m already thinking about Spring.  I’m hoping to have another Country Cottage Craft sale and I don’t want to be as stressed as I was for the Christmas one so I’m starting early.  See … there really is method in my madness, well sometimes.

Miranda was fresh on my mind so I made a little brooch as a keepsake ….

Speaking of which … this is the bruise on my leg after battling it out with the badger the other night!!

I also made a slightly larger version of the chook and stuffed it. I think I’ll make these for easter as they are just the right size for a cadburys’ easter egg.

After much testing I have come up with a super easy pattern for the chooks.  I’ll put together a tutorial and share with you soon.

Before the big knitathon last night I discovered a fab new pasta recipe.  The fridge was looking pretty unappealing and all I seemed to have was sausages so this is what I came up with. 

*** Rigatoni Ragu ***
Here’s the recipe if you fancy trying it too.
2018-11-08T19:01:58+00:00January 1st, 2010|Categories: chickens, cooking, knitting, recipe|


  1. Just like Martha 03/01/2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hello Michelle, its Lee from Just Like Martha, popping by for the frst time…great blog, you are a wonderful knitter I am very jealous! Love the chooks too we live in suburbia in Sydney with our bunny called Latte (after the coffee) she hops around our yard all day and sleeps in her cage at night, lucky we have no pesky badgers to worry about! The cottage sale looks fantastic, but you are right you run on adrenilin and then collapse in a heap when it is all done…I am still recovering. Happy New Year to you, look forward to popping by and seeing what you are up to!

  2. Thea 03/01/2010 at 10:00 pm

    Sorry to hear about Miranda's fate. Apart from that, I hope you have a Happy New Year šŸ™‚

  3. JanMary 03/01/2010 at 10:00 pm

    Your recipe looks delicious – yummm!

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