Even though it is halfway through the November, I never got around to making an October mosaic until about 30 minutes ago! It’s not the most exciting mosaic in terms of colourful fun, but does show what I was up to throughout the month… KB got a second pair of socks, Ravelled here (Raymond helped out in that photoshoot) and I got started with my Christmas gifts and went a bit doily crazy, you can read about it here! I taught myself how to knit cables and made this, this and this and started these! The first sock is completely finished now but I have been too distracted by a certain little Pixie to start the second one. It’s on my to-do list.
Also in October a lot of spinning happened. I bought myself a new (new to me) spinning wheel in October… well, Mum found it for me at a Spin-In she went to but I couldn’t because of the dreaded retail job. I’ll introduce you to my new wheel which I LOVE(!) when I get around to it, her name is Peggy and on Peggy I learned to Navajo Ply and also learned that the Magic Wheel which I learned to spin on was terribly old and hard to use, and spinning on Peggy is a dream.
The last yarn I spun on the Magic Wheel was a braid of the Polwarth I dyed one afternoon. It was my favourite out of this bunch which you may remember!
Second from the bottom there is a lovely greeney blue braid which I named the Avatar braid because it reminds me of the beautiful bright colours in the forest… do you remember that scene? It blew my mind!
I love these colours so much, and when Peggy arrived at my house, I was halfway through this braid so got spinning and ended up with this…
A colour hit!
*Sigh* I heart yarn….
I had plans for this, to knit a bag and felt it in the washing machine, but I got sidetracked and ended up making my belived little niece another Pebble vest with it…
Compared with the first one, this vest turned out tiny! Just right in fact for her two week old self… Yesterday Mum and I went baby shopping and bought a bunch of bright purple and blue leggings and jumpsuity things to match the vest, how much fun it is shopping for baby stuff?!
This is such a lovely little knit, I blogged about it here a while ago with a link to the pattern and ravelled it here at the same time if anyone wants the details. I was all excited about taking some photos of Pixie in her little outfit, and drove over to visit her… Unfortunately she wasn’t in a modelling mood….
Being that she had cried all night her parents were rather relieved that she was asleep and wouldn’t let me wake her up (cue evil grin!) or even have a cuddle JUST IN CASE she woke up… so I’m going over tomorrow afternoon for another try.
She is just tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable.
OK then, I’m off, I’m moving house in two weeks time (destination as yet unknown!) so I have to go and pack. I hope you’re all well and happy!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
p.s I know there are many of you who like to see photos of Raymond and crochet and other things that I may not be blogging about right now and I apologise if the content of this blog is currently not to your preference :O( According to many people who have been messaging me (thank you lovely people!) there is a lot of fun things to see and read about in my archives and I’ve been quite diligent in categorising everything since this blog began, so have a look through my category cloud in the sidebar and see what is there! (Ugh… I can’t think of anything more boring than looking back over my life ha ha but you might enjoy!) XXXXX