It is getting bloody cold here in New Zealand, even in the “Winterless North” where we live. I think it is called the Winterless North because it doesn’t snow up here, it is still cold enough to wear knitted goodies thank goodness, but without the hassle of snow. The tree in the photo above was gloriousy green all summer, I wish I had taken a photo at the time… I came home from my two weeks away and most of the leaves had disappeared!
There are still a few hanging on, turing the most beautiful shades of yellow and orange… so Autumnal and gorgeous, makes me feel all cozy inside.
Carrying on with the Autumn theme, my May socks are particulalry Autumnal… Knitted while I was in Wellington, I presented them to my lovely KB as a gift when I returned. While I was away… I can’t believe I’m confessing to this… I bought TEN balls of sock yarn. It was a bit of an accident really, I just kept finding all of this gorgeous sock yarn and buying a ball at a time and then counted it all up and the end. One of the balls I bought was from the Opal Van Gough collection which my Mum had ordered in to sell at her shop a couple of months ago.
Mum LOVES this Opal collection but I have to say, I didn’t understand the excitement until I saw it in real life. But then, when I looked at the paintings on the ball bands and saw how well the colours had been imitated in the yarn I totally understood and cast on a pair of “The Red Vineyard at Arles.” immediately. If you want to see the picture of the painting, click on the link above.
These were lovely to knit and I must say, when I put these on to photograph them I didn’t want to take them off and hand them back to KB! One of my favourite things about these socks is the toe, where coincidentally there is a cute white stripe around the end of the toe…
Simple pleasures… Socks ravelled HERE.
It has stopped pouring with rain for a little while so I’m going to end this post here and go out and enjoy the weather! Hope you are all well and happy,
love Alice and Raymond XXX