Don’t you just want to dive into that glorious colour and swim around for a while, soaking in that colourful goodness?
I felt like a spot of knitting the other day, and as I’ve been playing with all of those fun balls of Mum-spun wool, I thought I’d have a try with this ball! Mum plied this one with a piece of red cotton and it’s just amazing…. all thick and thin, then parts are not even spun, just lovely long pieces of fleece with cotton wrapped around it….
Her motto is, if you want perfectly spun, even wool, go to a shop and buy it… spinning is about creating amazing textures. However, I have seen some of her competition worthy wool and it’s amazing too…. I would show you but it’s cream, and to be honest, I’m not so excited by cream… if it was RAINBOW coloured I would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It knitted up beautifully, into a perfect little hat for my fairy god daughter and I popped it into the post today…. fingers crossed we’ll get a blog-worthy photo soon!
I love that this is 100% merino wool, grown, dyed, spun and knitted in New Zealand, off to warm a precious little pixie head.
That beautiful wool is all finished now and I’m still waiting on my last three balls…. Mum!!! In the meantime however… I went on a sneaky wool buying mission the other day… well, not so sneaky, I go to knitworld every saturday at lunchtime, it’s how I get through the boring working day… and bought this beautiful wool!
Aaah Touchyarn…. my favourite… luscious merino wool, so soft to knit and wear. It’s not the most expensive wool around, but still, the same price as Ashforn for half the amount, so it’s not something I indulge in often….
I snuck it inside -although I have no idea why, KB tells me she doesn’t care what I buy- and stashed it in a special hiding place I have…. it’s where I hide the wool I feel NAUGHTY for buying and just can’t look at it for a little bit! heeeeee heeeeee heeeee!!!!!!!!! I love being naughty!!!!!!!!!!!
So I’m thinking this will make a smashing pair of arm warmers…. much needed here as we are having an arctic snap and it has hailed no less than FOUR times today.
So that’s about it from me today, I hope you enjoyed your pink fix…. for more pink fixes, pop over to House in the Trees and see Aeonie’s beautiful garter stitch bunting! It’s so delicious…….
Before I go…. Do you know what?
I clicked onto my blog today and scrolled down to check my (lovely) comments (thank you! I love them!!!), and found a google ad between the post and the comment form. I’d never seen it before, and I realised that I had been logged out automatically from WordPress, when usually I am always logged in. I logged in and checked again, and NO GOOGLE AD. I was pretty narked off about this, because I really don’t like ads on blogs… I’m sorry, but I don’t, they are so distracting from the bloggy fabulousness, and was quite upset that there has been an ad on my blog all this time without me knowing it.
So I visited WordPress and apparently they do put ads on blogs to keep something or other free and if I want the ads gone I can purchase a “no ads upgrade.”
That sounds like BS to me, and, well I’m not going to do that, mainly because I don’t know how… but I just want to apologise to all of you lovely darlings and say that I’m not an advertising blogger, and that it is not there for my personal gain, and I hope it doesn’t annoy you too much as you post all of your lovely, lovely comments.
A quick edit here….. Lots of my lovely friends have told me that they have not noticed ads on my blog so *YAY* thats a big relief for me to hear!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a beautiful day,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX