It’s lovely to be posting today, just a little post to say hello to all of you lovely people out there! It’s been a stunning couple of days in Wellington, big expansive blue skies which make my spirit soar when I look at it….
I realise after a few days of clear blue skies, how much grey sky we have had since May and how dampening and claustrophobic it can be. At least however, it makes the blue days so much more special!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my shrug! I discovered a way to pin it together with a wooden bird brooch I have, and it looks even better now… I’ve worn it twice and have had so many compliments. It’s funny though… after that hook-tastic marathon, I have not done any crochet. *GASP* I just had to have a break. I couldn’t bear the thought of picking up my hook!
I’ve been knitting instead. Just a little baby hat…
OK, so I tell a little lie…. I crocheted a flower and two leaves to embellish my baby hat….
I’m not really a fan of this mixed dye colour wool, but I knit these and sell them in my Mum’s flower shop and the one I made with this colour sold a while ago, so I thought I’d better replace it. In fact, they’re all selling quite well, and being that I take wool as payment instead of cash, my stash is growing beautifully! I take wool as payment because let’s face it… selling a hat which took you 4 hours to make, for $18 doesn’t seem worth it! However, a hat for three balls of wool just feels like a bit more of a bargain. It’s all in the mind!
And while I didn’t knit it on 4 needles, I did use the other skill I learned the other weekend… rib stitch cast on and WOW! I’ll never do plain knit cast on again for a hat! Just look at that beautiful edging in this next shot!
And the best part is, it becomes so elastic! I would never have known and I am a changed knitter… in fact, I have another hat on the needles now with rib stitch edge and I’m thrilled by it.
I haven’t been sleeping much…. I get a lot of comments which make me giggle, asking me if I ever sleep… usually I do… not having a TV means I have a lot of time on my hands, which means I have a lot of wool in my hands instead! However KB is away this week, unexpectedly spending time with her family and I’ve noticed I’m not sleeping as well…. that may have something to do with my new bedfellow….
Yes. Raymond has moved from the end of the bed INTO the bed for the last three nights and he’s not the best sleeping companion…. at some point each night I get woken up with a claw in my left buttock or in my back, and his new breakfast time is 4.30am. Or 4.37am. He doesn’t get breakfast then, he gets grumpily dumped outside… but I’ve not been falling back to sleep, so am wired on adrenaline and caffeine at the moment.
A lovely combo.
He’s sooooooooooooooooooooo sleeping outside tonight.
Meanwhile, I’m having a nice knit while I wait for somnos to visit.
Now! Make sure you pop back in two days for a special celebration! Have a lovely, inspired couple of days until then!
Lots and lots of love to you, from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX