I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend, I’ve just begun a random four day weekend which makes me very happy indeed! It is a bit of a fluke really, how it happened, my Monday class was postponed, and the job I do every second Tuesday is not this week, so I get a little holiday in the midst of life and I’m thrilled!
Isn’t the sunset above just stunning… The whole sky wasn’t like that, the big hills stop us from seeing amazingly huge sunsets, but I zoooooooooooooooooomed in on that shot and it is just heavenly. One thing I really love about sunrises and sunsets, is that when I look deep into them, I feel like they are doorways into heaven and it makes me feel amazing. This morning, KB and I were up very early, off to the vege market and I saw a heavenly sunrise and wished that my camera was surgically attached to me so that I could have caught that moment to enjoy for longer… lesson learned, do not leave the house without it!
I’ve been granny-ing this week, getting some things prepared for my second crochet class… I figure I will show my students a variety of different things they can choose to make with the squares they create in the class…
And as I hooked my squares into existence, I realised that no matter what colour you make your granny square, they always look retro. When I made this cushion, I was amazed at how retro it was, and ended up giving it away as it just did not match my decor! And as I hooked these squares, even though the colours are a lot less retro, the cushion still has that 1970′s look about it, which I’m reasonably sure it would not have if the same colours were used in a pattern like this! But, in saying that, I do love this granny square cushion and love the way it looks on the day bed!
I’m such a sucker for turquoise and green mixed together… But retro yes!!!???
Now that has been finished, I’m going to continue with my latest project which has been causing some frustration, excitement, rage, depression… the whole spectrum of emotion! I’ve dusted off the DPNs and am having a try at this pattern, written by an extremely talented Wellingtonian knitter who I’ve linked to plenty in the past!
I’m sorely out of practice with the DPNs and this is my third try at these gloves, it was an extremely depressing moment yesterday morning when I frogged 20cms of knitting after dropping yet another stitch, but I’m so in love with the way the colours are coming together, I can’t bear to put the ball back in my stash… remember that wool? It is the stuff I dyed a few weeks ago, and I have decided to name this once in a lifetime colourway ”hallucination sunset” becuase it is like an extreeeeeeeeeeemly trippy sunset. More about that when I can show you some more of it all knitted nicely!
OK the lovelies! Thank you for stopping in today! I’m off to continue with my knitting and hooking and felting before heading out to lunch with my beloved… it’s another stunningly beautiful day here… I don’t remember ever having such a long, hot summer, the sun is fierce! Winter seems like a distant memory, but I’m noticing that the days are getting shorter. I haven’t lived in one place for more than a year, well, since I left home 12 years ago, which is quite a thought really! So it’s interesting watching the seasons change for the second time around in this home.
Wishing you a beautiful and inspired day,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX