I had to start today’s post with some Richie loving… I just love that little lambkins, he is the cutest thing ever. I visit my parents pretty much every Sunday so see him grow weekly and boy does he grow fast! A few days ago when I saw him I exclaimed at how his ears had shrunk which means that he has finally grown into them! They have been so massive in comparison to his head and now they are the right size. He is so sweet and cuddly too, instead of attacking my legs for milk (which is quite a strange experience if you’ve never had a lamb going at you, they’re pretty strong and persistent!) he has started to get all snuggly which is heart-meltingly awesome.
It’s 6.22pm right now and it’s not dark yet… I love this time of year when the evenings get longer and the sun sets later and later… roll on Summer I say! I’m tired of wearing 10 layers every time I leave the house!
In my last post I said I was starting a K/CAL. Yes I am, and I’m going to share what I’m making with you today and invite you to come and join too! The lovely Carole from Gingerbread Girl has started a K/CAL called One a Day which is reasonably self-explanatory…. you pick a large project whether it be a big crochet blanket or something, whatever you want, and make one square a day! I love things like this, so am totally in this group… Carole has started a group on Ravelry HERE and if you would like to come and join in that would be most excellent! I’d love to see some of my bloggy friends who don’t blog themselves over there so I can see what you’re making for a change, so join in with us and if you haven’t been to visit Carole at her blog, make sure you do, it’s one of my faves.
I had a bit of a conundrum about what to make… as I said a couple of posts ago, I’m on a yarn diet effective immediately. A day later a suspiciously woolly parcel arrived in the post but that was OK because theoretically I paid for it BEFORE the diet began…. then this One a Day business began. I knew what pattern I wanted to use, I’ve been eyeing it up for a long time but had no motivation to start it yet, but I had to decide what to make it from… leftovers from my Gypsy Caravan Blanket which was actually a destash blanket itself? Part of me wanted to be ‘good’ and do that but an evil part of me wanted to make it in lovely shades of pink, red and purple… I could see it in my mind’s eye…. But no! A diet is a diet!
Yeah right, diets suck.
I bought most of this lovely wool from my Mum- Ashford Tekapo if you are wondering, I use it frequently and if you are a long-time follower of Crochet with Raymond you will recognise four of those colours in there, I love working with them as they blend so well. I have added two colours from a brand of New Zealand wool called Prism which has lovely bright colours and is quite cheap. All up I’m not expecting this blanket to cost much as it will be a lap blanket rather than a bed blanket, and it is knitted rather than crocheted so will use about 30% less wool. The pattern is from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies and is the wavey cashmere blanket, so a nice easy feather and fan pattern…
The project is ravelled HERE and I’ll make an effort to put up all yarn details on Ravelry in case you have caught a case of yarn-lust!
I hope you’re all well and happy! I’m off because I have to tidy up all my woolly mess before I go and pick up KB, my lounge is not my personal yarn room…. repeat to self…..
Wishing you lots of love and happy vibes,
from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX