It is getting soooooooo close to Christmas! Do you love this tree? It belongs to my fabulous colleague. Last night we had our volunteers christmas party which was so much fun, and this awesome tree was there at the entrance to greet everyone as they arrived!
It was such a great evening, and despite the fact that I don’t smoke or drink, I feel like I smoked a packet of cigarettes and drank a bottle of wine last night…. I’m empathing what everyone else is feeling today possibly! Either that, or I talked and laughed so much I’ve given myself a sore throat! (More likely explanation!) I’ve got this morning off and am not due anywhere until 2pm today, so have plans to relax on the day bed, sift through the huge amount of hilarious photos on my camera, and finish my knitting too!
Ah the knitting…. I’ve been telling you about my one piece garter stitch cardigan for a few posts now, and I finally got around to taking pictures of the book it came from! It’s Debbie Bliss of course, because she makes the loveliest simple knit patterns, and I have loved knitting this wee one!
It has taken almost a week to make and I haven’t finished yet! I’m sooo close to the end, but I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m not sick of it yet which is unusual for me! I’m going to knit another in green to put in my Mum’s shop in my Summer holidays which are so close right now I can smell the sunscreen and hear the cicadas!
I lay it out on the floor and took a terrible picture to show you…. I’m sorry about the quality of the shot!
Aren’t these colours just beautiful! It’s called Sunset and really does look like a beautiful sunset, I can see it!
The only problem with this cardigan is…. This colourway is discontinued and I’ve almost run out of wool! Oooooooooooooooooooooooh! So cross your fingers for me that I’ll finish these last 20 rows!
I’m planning to finish it today, but will have to put it aside for a week or so, as I have been comissioned (!) yes… commissioned by my LOVELY friend to make a tea cozy for her daughter for her birthday in January…. this lovely friend loved my spring explosion tea cozy so much I sold it to her, and her daughter loved it so much she needed one too…. so I have a deadline for next monday and am feeling creatively inspired! In fact, I am frighteningly inspired right now…. for the last 6 weeks or so I’ve been struggling with deciding what to make etc etc, but now… and this coincides curiously with me being very busy with writing assignments (!) I have so many ideas running around my mind and through my veins, all I can think of is creating beauty in wool!
So on that note, I’m off to finish this knitting so I can get on with my cozy! Wishing you a lovely day wherever you are!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX