Lovely to see you today! It’s a fabulously magically wonderful day for me today, as I am off to polytech to hand in my last essay for three months… There’s nothing like those first few days of feeling no pressure at all to do anything except what I feel like doing… not having “things to do” lurking in the background of my life! I love studying, I really do, but this year (second) has been a big one and I’m looking forward to a bit of a break.
The Harvey Kimono is coming along nicely!!!
If you’ve just discovered my blog, click on the icon on the right headed “the great mother-daughter knit-off” which will explain the process!!!
As you can see, I’ve finished the back and LOOK AT THAT! My knitting is on a big safety pin! So many new and exciting things happening… and thats the first sleeve I’m knitting there…. Remember Mum frogged hers? Well that’s it re-knitted to perfection. She has actually mutinied and said that she was going to finish Dad’s Christmas socks before she carried on with the Harvey Kimono as she was getting confused and making too many mistakes.
I’m noticing that as I get my way through this, I’m getting more confident with pattern following and it’s not so scary once you’re in the middle of it, as it is looking at the whole pattern from the outside! It’s quite fun and I’m thoroughly enjoying the process!
My creative controller did a quality check…
And stated that it isn’t perfect, but not bad for a first try!
So I snuck to the shops the other day and somehow ended up at Minerva… Wellington’s most delicious textile bookshop that I avoid because it is amazing. A big shop full of books on everything to do with knitting, quilting, hooking, braiding… then the felt and quilting supplies, not too many though… it’s mainly books. They always have an exhibition happening, and I tell you, if you ever make it to Wellington, let me know, and we’ll go and have a coffee and spend an afternoon of joy at Minerva.
Luckily for me, they don’t stock too many crochet books (!) however, they did have this one….
Do you know what? I just could not stop myself from buying this once I saw these beautiful colours… oh the rainbow of happy flowers on the cover….
The I opened it to this page and nearly fainted with joy…
So I decided to justify this purchase by saying that it was a reward for me for finishing second year at polytech and that I wasn’t allowed to even OPEN it until I had handed in my last essay due today.
Yeah as if!
I just HAD to embellish this little hat as a gift for a friend with one of the butterfly patterns, I had no choice!
Well, I’d better fly, I have to proof read this essay then go into town and hand it in, have a celebration coffee with a wonderful friend, then get home and make some flowers!!!!!!
Lots and lots of love to you all! Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have a fun visit!
From Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX