I hope you’ve all had a fab Saturday, or are GOING to! Normally on a Saturday night I am recovering from working two days in a shop, dealing with customers all day, parked in my chair feeling completely worn out! However, I took this weekend off to recover from my trip to Turangi and it has been great… three whole days all to myself! I’ve still got one left too….
Thank you Lovelies! For all the kind messages about my shoulder and the concern for the impact the accident may have had on my crafting! I’m feeling the good healing vibes coming my way and I’m soaking them all up. It’s quite sore today but not as bad as I thought it might be, I managed to hook this for Mum today to say thank you for taking me out for lunch…
Not my usual colour palatte, but it will match her recently renovated kitchen perfectly AND fit in with her passion for natural fibres! Hooking this was painful however, my shoulder stops me fron attacking my crochet projects with my usual passion, however, knitting seems to be OK so I’m practicing my knitting in the round…. more of that later!
Meanwhile, it’s time for a Harvey Kimono update!!!!! It has been aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages! 10 days since I showed you where we were up to last!
In the last update I was halfway through the second sleeve, and now……
Gosh, I can’t even tell what she’s up to there! She was waaaaay behind me, but not anymore! (That’s not surprising being that she knows how to do a 3 needle cast-off so I had to wait!!! he he!)
I’m going to do TWO updates here (oh you are soooo lucky aren’t you!!!) and since that day, she finished the front and did the three needle cast-off and here is starting on the sleeves!
I, meanwhile, have been struggling with the front pieces. I was going fine until I needed to shape the neck and things started to turn a bit… well… shite really! I had to frog the first bit three, yes… THREE times before I finally got it!!!! At that point I just wanted it to be vaguely similar to the pattern, and after much perseverence, I did it!
And there we have it so far! I sent Mum a text today that said “I am so over the Harvey Kimono.” But I will persevere and it will be finished!!!!!!! Wish me luck!
Carrying on from yesterday’s crystal discussion….. you just never know when a crystal is going to arrive into your life, and this morning I was lucky enough to have a spare 10 minutes to pop into the People’s Market in Newtown. (Sounds like a good market, but unfortunately it has never really got off the ground) I walked straight up to a stall and found this in a clear plastic bag!
For a measly price of $10! Lucky me! The lady said “would you like to hold it first?” “No thank you!” I said, “I can see it and I’ll take it!!!” Oh the joy of finding a beautiful crystal…. Crystals are my other great passion, a much more long lasting passion I must admit, than woolly goodness! Clear Quartz is my special stone and I love finding all of the amazing configurations they grow in, each with a different energy frequency, each for a different healing purpose. This one is tabular and has a particularly sweet vibration. It’s outside in the elements being cleansed right now and I’m dying to bring it in and have a “hold!”
OK, that’s enough from me for today, just one last shot though, of what could have been the last ever picture of Raymond as he was being a dick and walking along the decking of our top flat balcony….. He thought he was pretty clever until he tried to turn around and his back legs fell off… KB caught him pulling himself back up on the corner railing…..
It’s all about those sparrows who have a nest up there…
OK, have a lovely day, lovely people!!!!! I hope you’re not as bored by the Harvey Kimono as I am! never mind, not much to go!!!!
Lots of love, from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx