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< We are longing for rain here and we British are not accustomed to making such statements about the weather, on the contrary we're usually characterised by carrying our umbrellas everywhere and complaining about it being too wet. It has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Summer has arrived. Here the month of June has the longest days of the year, and the countryside all around is at it's most green and pleasant so as there are only 2 more weeks until Toby finishes college for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello again, I still have to edit photos and write a post about how beautiful the bluebells have been this year but today I have news of three new patterns. These have been keeping me very busy all year and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Did you know that the collective noun for a group of moles is a labour? Not that there's any reason why you should, because a group of moles is a rare thing as they are quite solitary little creatures who... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Spring is in full swing here and the days are lengthening and warming up nicely. The plum tree blossom is now just faded confetti on the ground, but for a few weeks it was a glorious sight, especially when illuminated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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These are some pictures from my February, but words seem hard to find right now. What to say when the world has undergone such a monumental change? Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness abound and it seems unlikely that anyone in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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February is always the time when I feel like I'm emerging from hibernation. Not that I have slept all of January of course, though the temptation was certainly there. I have been busily knitting away and have put together the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell This quote chimes well with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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The two little animals above have been gifted to friends, the cards are all sent, the tree is up, the presents for the children are wrapped and the larder is full - I'm at last prepared for and looking forward... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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This year it seems to be proving harder than ever to get organised for Christmas. I had so many things on my to do list for this week but on Monday Toby developed some snuffles, and although he has no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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It always seems that early December is a time of mild panic, spent trying to remember things you've forgotten, making lists and losing them and trying to juggle far too many different tasks. Leastways, that's what it's like in our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Temperatures have dropped a few notches here this week and out in the woods that has signalled the start of a co-ordinated leaf drop. As we've walked the woodland paths, great flurries of leaves have been whipped from the overhead... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Back on September 3rd I celebrated my 15th blogging anniversary. In previous years (up until 2018) I have held a little celebratory giveaway of finished animals, but the last few years I've been so busy with writing patterns that I've... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Last week was the college half term break here, so there was lots of time spent with Toby walking in the woods. Autumn is definitely here now, with its cold breezes, crunchy leaves underfoot and toadstools everywhere. It was fascinating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Autumn has arrived here in this little corner of Hertfordshire. Although the leaves are still mostly green, there's a definite feeling of seasons shifting in the cooler, misty mornings and the lower slant of sunlight and it won't be long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello again, we're getting comfy with new routines here and I'm very happy to say that Toby has exceeded all of our expectations and has settled well at his new college. He's now had 2 full weeks and has already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello again, it's been too long. The mid summer months are mostly taken up with family time here and I've been busy keeping Toby occupied and helping Amy get organised and moved back in here with us after finishing her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Today is Toby's last ever day at school. Fifteen years in the same severe learning difficulty school is a long time and it's hard to know how he'll react to not going there again. In many ways it feels like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello and happy Tuesday. Over here I've been enjoying knitting again and have been finishing off a few ideas that I started playing around with while I was working on the dogs pattern. There's a pattern for a little dog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thank you so, so much for the host of kind, compassionate and wise comments, messages and emails that you've sent me in response to my previous post. The personal stories and experiences that have been shared help me enormously, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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If you've been a regular visitor here for a while, you'll know that my blog posts sometimes become a bit less frequent and that it's often a sign that things are not going too well with my son Toby. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Here are my new patterns for 9 inch (23cms) tall knitted dogs, and I cannot tell you how delighted and relieved I am to be pressing 'publish' on these today. This has been one of the most challenging projects that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello again and sorry it's been so long. April was mostly taken up with the school Easter break and so was full on Toby-time for me. We had a good few weeks though, with wood walks featuring heavily. Spring has... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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This morning I went out into the garden in my pyjamas with my early morning cuppa and walked with bare feet on the dew damp grass. Because I'm trying to conjure up a romantic image I'll gloss over the fact... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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This year it has felt like winter has lingered longer than usual, but there is at last a feeling of seasonal change here. Spring is definitely in the air, which has warmed appreciably from two weeks ago, when there were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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