Happy Monday morning 😄 I love this song and it fits today as I woke to the rhythm of the falling rain at about 5.30am and it’s been falling steadily ever since. The forecast for the week ahead is for showers every day, but that’s winter for you and we certainly need it.
Over the weekend I started (and finished) a rainbow beanie to go with a rainbow scarf order from my friend Anne. Despite the overcast skies, the 🌈 colours in the yarn were so bright and colourful that I couldn’t wait until I had finished to take some photos 😊…
I love the way this yarn blends gradually into each colour as you work. What you can’t see in the photos is the shimmer that this yarn has. It can be diabolical to work with as it splits very easily so you need to work very cleanly and precisely and not make any mistakes as unpicking is really not an option.
As the day wound down, and the wind picked up, and night closed in, I reached the end. After weaving in the loose ends I hunted through my button tin and found a button that matched perfectly with the gold toning of the yarn edging. Here are the pics of the finished hat and scarf.
Anne and I are meeting for lunch tomorrow (with our fellows) to hand them over. She’s going to have perfect weather for using them both as the forecast is for showers and about 15ºC and the rest of the week is following a similar pattern. We’re also planning on sending our fellows home after lunch and having a “wool gazing” session at Knit Purl, which is conveniently 😉 over the road from the café.
Also finished this week was a black head band/ear warmer for Cindy (Khanzi Park Pastured Eggs at the Kalamunda Farmers Market) that I neglected to photograph 🙁. It was the same design as the pink trial head band that I did a week ago, but I needed to make it a bit smaller in diameter, so I reduced the hook size and it turned out perfect. After a bit of discussion between Cindy and Linda (retired egg supplier) Cindy has now ordered another black head band with a bit of silver “bling” 😃. I’ll be putting that into the order book along with Cindy’s three black and silver beanies that I’m currently working on. Thanks Cindy for the ideas and the orders 😘 and thanks also to Linda for “egging” us on 😘
So, with the rain steadily falling and no fire in the wood stove, today’s the day that I have to get down and dirty and clean out the back of the flue and all the nooks and crannies of the stove itself. It’s a really dirty job, but the stove has been smoking quite badly the last couple of days so we let the fire go out last night and it’s going to be a dirty, sooty morning …. but not before I’ve had my cup of tea 😉
Wishing you a bright, shiny, clean day 🔆