I realised today when I was writing the date at work that October has already begun! I hadn’t even prepared my monthly mosaic … normally I am so excited by them that I get them ready about a week early and as I haven’t really posted as much this month, the mosaic seems a bit less bright and fabulous, but it is recording what went on here nonetheless!
September has been an interesting month, One a Day started but more about that later, the stunning Maude graced Crochet with Raymond in an interview with her lovely Mum Tracee, (FYI, I just visited her etsy shop to get the link and noticed that she is now selling handspun yarn for those of you who want some madly but are not spinners!) lots of crochet happiness happened this month with my little sister’s baby blanket which she loved by the way! I think it is currently a ‘bump blanket.’ Lots of wool was dyed and Richie got cuter and cuter and cuter!
Speaking of Richie, would you like an update?
He is now eating a lot of grass but still loves his bottle…
He is turning in to such a little sheep it’s scary! He doesn’t like to be patted anymore (unless he is having his bottle) which is sad, but if you are quick you can still catch him for a cuddle he he….
A bit of sock knitting has been happening too… I finished the socks from the sock yarn I dyed which I showed you a couple of posts ago…
I had so much fun knitting them and finished them within a week I was so obsessed! But something happened that wasn’t so fabulous, I have no idea how, but one sock is a tiny bit shorter than the other and so didn’t fit my foot. Grrrrrrrr. They are the same when measured up but when it is on my foot the gusset stretches in an ugly way that indicates holes will happen.
Luckily Mum has feet a size (or two) smaller than me and she was gifted some lovely hand dyed, hand knitted socks!
They are quite perfect for her and fit like a dream. I’m thankful that her feet are that bit smaller becuase it means that no pair of accidentally-too-small socks will ever be wasted…
And that was that!
September also heralded the beginning of the One a Day group on Ravelry which I started with relish! I was so excited about my blanket and the colours and how wonderful it was, until I decided that I wasn’t happy with the colours.
I got this far before I changed my mind on the light pruple which was a total bummer because it was the first colour I used! Also, the reds were totally overpowering the purple and it wasn’t the glorious piece of colourful fabulousness I was anticipating. So I hibernated it on Ravelry, put some bungs on the end of my 120cm cable and stuffed it deep into my project basket and covered it up with some other stuff and began to wonder what I might make with this blanket sized load of colour perfection I had purchased. I didn’t want to do a hexagon blanket, a granny blanket of any variety being that I have just finished a monster of a granny blanket and I didn’t feel ripply enough to try one in crochet. Finally, I found the inspiration I was looking for on Meme-Rose’s lovely blog. Meme-Rose is making a beautiful kaleidescope blanket and when I saw this post I became totally smitten with the idea and was so inspired I started my new One a Day project that day! I love her blanket, it kind of sparkles and I am so grateful for the inspiration, thank you Meme-Rose! XXX
Shades of bright red don’t like being photographed, so I hope the photographs turn out nicely on your computer screen!
I am so excited by my kaleidescope blanket, I love, love, love it and it has totally chased the blahs away!
Are you on Pinterest? I joined the other day, I didn’t mean to, I was going to wait until the day I had no more assignments to write which is only a metter of weeks and boy is it addictive! I am having a lot of fun even though I have no idea how to use it, can’t change my profile settings, don’t know how to follow anyone, have no idea who is following me, you get the idea! Anyway, if you are on Pinterest, I am here! I’m loving pinning things that I love which I don’t blog about because I don’t like to err away from yarny happiness and animals. Fun, fun! And so bad, because I sit at my computer writing my essay and I’ll say to myself “I’ll just pin one thing, then I’ll write another 100 words.” Easier said than done!
OK then, I’d best be off, I have a million little hexagons to make, a cardigan to finish and five assignments to write! I hope you’re well and happy and thank you for your sweet comments about my blahs, I needed some good vibes sent my way, you are awesome.
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
p.s Does your cat like to hide in boxes?