Now – where are my dried frog pills? Ahh, that’s better…
So, where was I? Doesn’t matter – I’m not there now..
Last time I looked I wasn’t Atlas, I do not have to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders and every now and then, like today and Sunday, I remember and my world becomes a lighter place.
What am I up too? Well, it’s the middle of winter here in little, old N.Z. and mostly I seem to spend a lot of time putting wood on the fire to keep warm. And dressing in lots of layers, and walking the dogs in the rain and drying wet dogs and wet washing and – well you get the picture.
I do like the winter though, especially when we get truly wild weather like we had yesterday, southerlies rolling in, lots of dramatic, freezing wind and rain. Giving me a chance to wear some of my sixty million shawls and hats and socks and boots.
I have been making stuff as usual, like this blanket, which handily warms my knees as I hook it.
The latest shawl, fresh of the hook and waiting to be blocked. It’s called The Sunday Shawl from a pattern on Ravelry and I am pleased with it except I could have been more careful about the main colour – dark blue is a blond dog fur magnet.
I am also doing some stitching, using my natural dyed fabrics. My brain has not been working well recently and although I wanted to stitch something really complicated it turned out that energy and concentration levels as well as the ability to MAKE A DECISION FFS, were not playing together nicely. So I’m keeping the design simple but interesting (to me anyway). I will show you it again when it’s finished.
I have company during my day of course, there is this dog..
and this dog..
and both of them are giving me the ‘it’s time to take us for a walk’ signals, so I’m off. See you soon hopefully 🙂