What a day! Despite all of the extreme weather warnings we’ve had for the weekend, Wellington has been beautiful! Sun all weekend, less wind than usual! (Wellington is known for it’s wind…) I know people up North have had it pretty bad, so I’m feeling very sorry for you, but *YAY* for us!
This morning Raymond and I have been relaxing in the sun, probably the first sun in over a week, so it has been great. I flagged the vege market and spent the morning cleaning and finishing my……………
FIRST EVER GARMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More of that later… I’m not sure if it’s the season (spring) or maybe the storm blowing around the Southern hemisphere that has made me want to clean. And with all this sun, and no wind, it was blissful to open up the entire house and have a nice cleansing breeze blow through my lovely home, taking all that stagnant energy and filling it with fresh, new hope. I spent from 6.45am when I got up, until 1.30pm alternating between hooking a row and cleaning crystals, brasso-ing Buddha, hanging out washing etc etc…
My altar I showed you last week has been transformed. (I’m a bit embarrassed about last weeks messy shot now! XX)
My crystal friends are radiating healing vibes now and it’s lifting my spirits. (Notice the crochet has now entered a sacred space!! tee hee)
So enough about cleaning…what I am rather excited to show you is a major event in my life! The first ever piece of clothing I have ever made! I found it on Corn Poppy Girl’s blog and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one for myself. And me being me, it had to be pink.
Do you know I read on someone else’s blog a comment someone had left about me saying “man, that girl sure does love pink.” Yes I do… no apologies!
So this small piece of granny stripe nearly did me in! I take my (crochet) hat off to those of you who finish blankets…. I’m in pain from this, my right arm is nearly dead and I have a lump on the right side of my neck that hurts when I push it….
I’m going to have to take a break from crochet at least until tomorrow (!)
As soon as I finished it I put it on excitedly and discovered that I love it more than any other jersey I have ever owned and I know I will have to make another one in greens and turquoises, my other favourite colours. *JOY!*
Now I have to warn you that I am terribly self-conscious in front of a camera, but I modelled it for you anyway!…So here goes!!!
My camera does not do “wilderness” setting, so I apologise for these shots being over or under exposed! My sister and I went to Khandallah Park for a bush walk…. it’s lovely and wild in this bush, the trees are so thick you can barely see the sky and these vines grow through all the trees, it’s just amazing.
I snapped these two Pungas (pronounced Pung- iih)… Pungas are my favourite trees ever. These two were so freakishly tall and had grown together at the base to become siamese twins! Because the bush is so thick, they’ve grown to the light and are the tallest, skinniest Pungas I’ve ever seen!
The light was just beautiful in there today…
Aaahhh, don’t you just love those self-conscious shots that just scream “let’s get this over with!”
See! Blue skies! Bliss!
Oh how I love my shrug.
Thank you so much for the divine inspiration Corn Poppy Girl!!!!!
Make sure you go and visit her lovely blog here!!!
Well I’m off now! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself now, as I’ve finished this big project! I actually interrupted another cushion I was making in these colours to make this shrug, but I’ve had enough of this wool for a while, so I’m a blank canvas for now! (Not for long though)
Oh! Someone asked me in a comment what type of wool I use. I’m sorry I forgot to mention it before now… I use Ashford Tekapo and the link to their website is here. It’s the best wool I’ve ever used… sounds like a plug doesn’t it? (Pleeeeeeeeeeease Ashford! Pleeeeeease sponsor me for a plug!!!!!) It comes in lovely big squidgy 100gm balls of luscious and lovely colour… I love it. I’m very lucky that my Mum sells it at her shop which is why I use it with such carefree abandon.
Speaking of carefree abandon….
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, rejuvenating weekend and followed joy wherever it wanted to take you.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit today,
Lots and lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX