Can you hear Raymond saying ‘let me in! I must be doing what you are doing and where you are.’ The life of a Siamese- very co-dependent! So how is your weekend going? Mine is going quite fabulously despite working at the dreaded retail job for most of it, despite being stuck at my laptop writing boring assignments, despite the change that is happening- stepping into the great unknown that happens at times in our lives…. despite all that, the weekend has been wonderful because the sun has been shining and all of Wellington has been in a great mood! I hope life is good wherever you are too.
In the moments I haven’t been working, writing assignments and worrying about the future, I’ve been knitting my one a day blanket… Oooooh my goodness how in LOVE with this pattern am I!? Now that I’ve got it sussed I am addicted to knitting it and have been doing a lot more than one a day! I can see it dwindling soon as I have so many other things I want to make too, but I’m so excited about seeing all the colours together I’m knitting like a woman posessed…. and here is the progress so far:
I have one more colour to add to this before the entire colour sequence is complete and I’m loving the way they work together. This blanket is awesomeness and I am crazy about it.
I’ve also been dyeing, but more about that another time.
I’ve become a bit naughty lately with my WIPs, I’m not one for a big pile of WIPs, I am usually quite dedicated to a project right to the (sometimes bitter) end, so was quite surprised to find myself with five WIPs in my basket the other day… They were:
1. The one a day blanket
2. My first ever cardigan… more about that another time.
3. Socks- to be fair I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they are a continuous WIP.
4. A secret crochet project- no hints until I’m done but don’t hold your breath, it’s taking forever ha ha.
5. Drew the drum carder monster.
It feels like ages since I’ve finished something, at least a week or maybe more, a long time for someone who likes a good bit of instant gratification, so last night I decided it was high time I finished Drew. The reason he had become a long-tern WIP was I couldn’t find my scrap of white felt to make his teeth and (evil) Spotlight had sold out, so I finally managed to buy a crazily expensive tiny piece of white felt from a local handcrafts store and last night finished Drew.
He is pretty awesome, I do quite love him, despite the wonky eyes… I didn’t even notice until I uploaded the pictures that his eyes are as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, but that’s OK! It’s all character! So Drew is a drum carder monster, the third in my series of handspun sample monsters! I knitted him from Seraphim which I blogged here. I couldn’t help but wonder today what he would have looked like if I hadn’t sent that beautiful braid of rainbow goodness through the drum carder…
… so decided to do an experiment. With Drew’s assistance, I halved this braid…
And put half of it through the drum carder and left half as it was to spin and ply together. I’m then going to make two monsters and see how different they look….
At some point hopefully in the next year!
Drew’s details are HERE!
As I was out visiting my parents, as I do on a Sunday, I of course had to fit in some Richie loving…
He is becoming such a grown up, and is now eating grass! His face is covered in milk here, evidence that he is still a baby. I don’t want him to get big, stay a baby forever Richie!
OK then lovelies, I’m dying to get back to my blanket so I’m off for today, my weekend is finishing in a few hours as it’s Sunday night here, I hope that the rest of the world has a lovely Sunday full of happy moments!
I’ll leave you with my friend and colleague Fiona’s facebook status update from the other day…. I nearly died laughing and I hope you enjoy it too!
A study has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. If she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire. No further studies are expected.
Lots of love to you,
from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX