My goodness, May’s mosaic took about 15 minutes to upload tonight! So much socky goodness happening, it needed extra computer energy! Raymond didn’t mind, he’s sleeping in my lap and even though it’s 5.07pm, I’m drinking a coffee… sooooooooooo naughty….. what is it about coffee that makes me think I’m relaxing when I drink it? I’ll be zooming tonight….
So yes… May… it has been a month of socks that’s for sure… in fact, I even finished ANOTHER pair that I haven’t shown you yet, and I’m officially socked out for the moment! It has also been a month of Raymond and our blogiversary… quite the surprise when the year rolls around, I wonder how I’ve managed to fill the year with yarn-related goodness, it’s a never-ending topic if you’re as obsessed as all of us for sure!
It’s officially the last day of Autumn today, tomorrow is Winter, although you wouldn’t know it! We’re having an Indian Summer down here and I’m loooooooooooooooooooooving it. The weather is perfect for someone who hates being cold, but also knits so needs it to be cold enough to wear knitted goodness and I hope it stays this way until Summer rolls back around! My challenges for the next month are:
1. Stop drinking coffee! Especially my 5pm ones, the madness needs to stop!
2. Knit more lace.
3. “Manage” my crochet cushion addiction… I can feel that one getting out of hand again… I’m not saying I can’t make ANY, I’m just not to make more than 4. Or maybe 5….
Challenge 2 is in the process of happening… remember how Raymond bought me a skein of Malabrigo on Mother’s Day a few weeks ago? Well… I had to pop back out to the shop and buy the other skein so I could have 200gms of this gorgeous pink and orange goodness to make something more substantial than a hat. Himself helped me wind it…
KB told me I wasn’t allowed to put that photo of Raymond on my blog because she thinks he looks dead in it. I think he looks cute. He is worshipping me in this picture, lying at my feet in the sun, drinking in the vision of the Goddess that is his Mother… I tell you, he’s not a normal cat, he has no delusions of grandeur and never acts like royalty (unlike me) it’s human worship all the way at our place, and before you worry, my yarn is safe in his paws, he is a ninja remember, he has far better things to do than play with yarn…. like destroy the local rat population.
I’m using the Malabrigo to knit THIS which I think is beautiful although I will wear it looped twice. I’m dying to get that snuggliness around my neck… It’s lace in-the-round, so my first try… it may end up a lovely cowl, or it may end up a frogged mess, but hopefully I will succeed! I’ve worked out that the stitch pattern is a seven stitch repeat, so I have about 30 stitch markers to mark each repeat so if I miss a k2tog I’m not going to destroy the whole thing. Cross your fingers for me! I’m braving it without a life-line as it is 222 stitches round….
Anyway, that’s enough from us today, I’m off to knit my cowl!
Thank you for stopping by, you lovely people!!! Wishing you a day full of blessings and happy surprises,
from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX