And happy Sunday to all of you!!! It’s Halloween as I’m sure you all know… I don’t celebrate Halloween at all, mainly because it was a complete non-event when I was young, and other reasons, but nothing in particular! However, Raymond has two downstairs children named Jack and Ruby who he loves dearly. (Jack lets him sleep under the covers in bed at night, such is the friendship these two have!) They only live there part-time and today I discovered they are hosting a Halloween party for the other kids in the street. So I thought it might be fun to get Raymond on the Halloween buzz to give Jack and Ruby a real kick at their party……
Count DRAC-u-mond….. mwaaa haaaa haaa haaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
By the time I FOUND the Count and got him in his cape the kids had all gone off on a kiddie mission somewhere until 6pm, but their parents loved it!
You have nooooooooooooooooooooooooo idea how hard it is to get a photo of him when he doesn’t want one taken….. I took about 1000 of them before he got really grumpy and has now run away…..
The little bugger even tried to bite me, but I suppose what else do I expect? Today he is….
Lock your doors tonight people, Count Dracumond is out and about
I wish I could *insert blood-curdling scream* right there and give you all a BIG FRIGHT! Maybe I need to start celebrating Halloween, this is quite fun……
OK, enough of that.
As I’ve been mentioning (have I mentioned it yet???) I am currently digging knitting on double pointed needles. Now we’re on speaking terms I feel like I can call them by their nickname, DPNs, and I’ve been quite excited about showing you my second pair of armwarmers!
I knitted these with Touchyarn 8ply 100% Merino, and what a dreamy experience! It’s funny though, I knitted the green pair from the same wool on the same needles, but these are a lot tighter, and waaaaay better. No holes! No dropped stitches! Minimal laddering! I’m thrilled with the results!
Raymond’s Aunty Jenni asked how I made them, and being that I am only just getting the hang of gauge and tension, this is HARDLY a “how-to!” But I cast on 40 using rib cast on and transferred onto DPNs, then knit tightly until I reached desired length and cast off. I then did single crochet around each end and at the bottom end did a round of picot! Pretty simple!
I’m still not sure of how to do the whole changing colour business, but I thought this effort was much better than my usual “tie a knot and keep knitting” way of doing things! I showed Mum who showed me a different way of doing it, but I’ve got so many new things running around my head I couldn’t take it in!!!!!
I wove in all the ends quite neatly I think! Meanwhile, any advice on how this is done properly will be appreciated! (Possibly not understood, but I’ll try!!!!!!)
And Ta-Daa!!!! Oh the joy of learning a new skill! I’m thrilled with all of the new potential and possibilities that have opened up and felt quite spesh when Vanessa who I deem the Goddess of Knittage said she was quite proud of my efforts! *Blush*Vanessa, Raymond was wondering if his two canine cousins did anything special for Halloween??? Knitted halos perchance?
OK then, that’s my news for the day! I’m back into life tomorrow after my few days off, so am going to go and enjoy my last evening! Read a book or knit? That’s the dilemma I’m facing right now…….
Have a lovely rest of your weekend…. what did you all get up to? Something fun I hope,
Lots and lots and lots of love from Alice and Count Dracumond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
P.S. Do you know what? I had an odd comment waiting for moderation this morning!!!! It was from a URL completely unrelated to anything fibre-ific commenting on an older post saying that it would have been better if I had changed the title of that post to something more generic that would have fitted the post’s content, but that it was OK because the writing was still alright……..
Ever had one of those? I had a bit of a laugh and wondered how much time this person had on their hands that they could critique some random person’s blog about knitting and crochet!!! Do you know, I forget that lots of people come and read this, not just the 20-40 people who regularly comment and I get a bit of a surprise that anyone in the world can pop in, not just those who subscribe to the Church of Woolly Goodness! Anyway, no offense was taken, but I found it quite odd!!! What funny comments have you had???!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX