It’s so great to be posting today… I was planning to post tomorrow as I thought I would be busy finishing my CBT assignment tonight, but it turns out that I had done a lot more than I thought I had, so didn’t really have much left to do… joy! I love it when that happens! Less work, more fun!
It is certainly warming up here in New Zealand… I haven’t worn my big wool winter jacket in days and Raymond is shedding his glorious white winter coat all over my black clothing! In spring, I take him outside for daily shedding sessions which involve him being de-furred with fingers and his brush until no more fur comes off him! He loves it (usually) as he cannot get enough of being brushed… he purrs and closes his eyes like he’s in ecstacy… I’m thinking “wow, I’m glad you’re enjoying this, but it’s actually all about me and my carpet, not your pleasure!” Anyway….
So I have been working on my latest “thing” which I’m calling my “Lotus Mandala Prayer Flags,” and I am so deeply in love with these… I photographed this set this morning and I actually got overwhelmed with happiness because I love them so much. I was inspired by the pattern I made for the ends of my bloster from the last post, and immediately started working on this new idea. I hope you all love it too.
I noticed that when looking at the photographs on the screen, the photo will be in focus, but the mandalas themselves are a wee bit overwhelming for the camera colour-wise… I hate that! I think it’s because the colours are so similar from row to row they confuse the camera.
Want to see them finished? Of course you do!
I backed these with felt so that they wouldn’t flop when I hung them and I love the effect…. they’re so puffy and complete….. I hung them outside for a decent photo shoot…..
Oh I love…
I had trouble deciding which photos to put on here today, so I put most of them!
I love the way the pink loti are floating in the mandala….
I’m going to do a tutorial on the weekend in case anyone is inclined to make some! I finished these last night just before bed, then early this morning I photographed them, just in time as they are already gone! I made this set for a specific purpose you see… they’re now hanging in a special room, a room in which much healing will occur… so I’ll see them again next week! But as I’m already missing their healing presence, I’m going to start my next set tonight… I’m thinking I might try purple loti this time….
Do you remember my little buddy Django and his newborn sister Sofia who live a long way away from me? Remember the hats and elf booties I knitted for them way back in June?
My friend sent me this picture of my little buddy wearing his rainbow hat
Man that is one little cutie! Apparently he loves his rainbow hat and the other morning he went into his bedroom to get his hat to wear at the breakfast table. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww YAY! Here’s another shot of him which is too cute, I had to show you… he’s wearing the hat but you can’t really see it…
That one totally makes me laugh.
Do you remember his sister? You first met her here ….. man that photo still makes me amazed at the cuteness!!! Well… I can’t believe I haven’t even told you this, but I am officially, her….
Oh yeah…. KB too!!! (It’s all about me)
Am I the luckiest person ever? Yes I am.
Here she is now a few months later, also sporting Pixie knits!
Beautiful baby goodness. It’s good for the soul isn’t it?
Hey so how about all these lefty hookers? I had so many comments from you left handed goddesses! It has never occured to me that left handers hook differently to rightys… that may sound strange, but I rang my mum at 7am yesterday after reading some comments and said :
“Mum, when you make a granny square, do you go around the circle clockwise or anti-clockwise?”
“Anti-clockwise” she says, like DUH “I’m right handed.”
Well, well, well! I was talking about it with some of my classmates too! I gave one of them one of my hand sewn felt badges for her birthday, and she said that every time she puts it on, she remembers I’m a lefty because the pin is sewn on the wrong way! I feel like I’ve had an epiphany! My mind has opened! We really DO do things opposite to each other!
OK lovely people, I’m quite excited about starting my new batch of loti, so I’m off! Thank you so much for stopping by! Lots and lots of love to all of you, from Alice and Raymond XXX
Raymond loves you all XXXXX