I would say that one of the best things about the house we are currently residing in is the view of the evening sky. It is quite spectacular when the sky is not overcast and I’m loving taking photos of the different colours that present themselves. I don’t retouch or enhance any of my sunset photos, how they come out on film is how they are and they are so completely different night after night….
While we are very much looking forward to finding a home more appropriate to our needs, we are enjoying the benefits of the view and the yard, after living in a top flat for two and a half years, having a half acre section is quite a luxury. KB might disagree seeing as she is the official lawn mower in our home, but Raymond and I love it! One of my favourite things about living in the Far North of New Zealand is the tropical goodness in the gardens. I love beautiful, huge green palm leaves and lilies and the hibiscus trees which flourish up here. KB went a bit mad with my camera the other day and in keeping with the green theme, for those of you in the snowy Northern Hemisphere, enjoy!
So as for the Higgledy-Piggledy Blanket… It is done! I finished it before I started my ripple blanket (which I officially love now) and before I forget and it gets lost in time, welcome to the ta-da post!
Are you ready?
Awesomely Higgledy-Piggledy and I am quite in love with it. In saying that, I was thrilled when I finished it as the yarn for my ripple blanket had already arrived and I was itching to get started on it… Plus KB and I have very different tastes in colour, but at the very end when I laid it on the ground we were both quite smitten. I love that it is different, that my KB doesn’t follow trends, she marches to the beat of her own drum and sticks to her own styles.
And it looks amazing in our house, folded on the back of her chair.
These blanket photos are all courtesy of KB too by the way! Raymond finds blankety business quite boring…
Ridiculously boring in fact…
This blanket took one kilogram of wool and I’m surprised at the size, it is just a small afghan and I was expecting it to be bigger! I’ve listed all the yarn on my ravelry page if you are interested… total cost for the blanket was $70 NZD- not exactly cheap but very cheap considering that the yarn is about as cheap as it gets here in NZ, selling at about $3.50/50gm ball.
So there we have it, Higgledy-Piggledy love! I am totally making another one of these, perhaps for the bed, in lovely bright colours… I just have to get the ripple blanket done first, but I must say, I’m enjoying my ripple journey immensely right now, so there is no hurry!
Have a cool day, hope the sun is shining in your world,
lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX