Tough times for Badger

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Painting by c.g.young

In Britain, The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) has been a childhood favourite for many generations and is probably one of the main reasons why so many British people hold the badgers so close to their hearts.

Badgers are an iconic species of the British countryside and have been in the news for the last few years, given the UK Government’s controversial decision to trial a cull of badgers in the belief that this will have an impact on the spread of bovine TB (bTB).

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Late Summer Night’s Dream…

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I hope you are all enjoying the summer… Here I am getting busier and busier like a little bee, starting slowly to prepare for the Christmas fair at the end of November.

I have never sold my knitting at a fair before, I’ll be sharing a table with a friend and fellow knitter and… we shall see!

I’m still trying to put together a collection for the winter. By that I mean items that will go well together, along the lines of a woodland theme.

I have been experimenting with knitted flower headbands, and garlands of knitted leaves…

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Thrift Hat

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I knitted this hat a few weeks ago. It wasn’t for me, it was a request from a friend. I knitted it using local wool, grown by the Lleyn and Jacob sheep of my local biodynamic farm.

You may vaguely remember reading me talking about this hat around here before – in blog posts like this one – back when I was in the middle of knitting it.

I also made a little book to go with it, telling the story of this hat, from Fields… to Head!

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