And I have no idea where the Summer has gone this year. *shakes head*
With the coming of Autumn, the trees are all shedding their leaves and our driveway up to the front door is covered in leaves. It’s a beautiful sight and I love seeing it every day.. better make the most of it though because Ollie is getting ready to sweep them all up and put them on the composter and rhododendron bushes.
I’ve been feeling the whole winter-is-nearly-here thing and it brings out two sides in me. One is the lets knit everything in my stash so that I know we’ll be warm inside and outside all the time and the other side is, let’s just stay in bed and sleep through until Spring. Makes me feel all lazy and yet I want to be industrious. A step in the latter direction are these super easy legwarmers that I knit up from some of my own handspun (results from some of my early forays into spinning) and so far they have not let me down. My legs are all snuggly and warm! 🙂
This weekend just gone was all about experiencing new things. It was Diwali on Friday and Saturday was New Year for us Indians. I actually got the dates right this year and on Friday, we lit a few tealights and called family, it was all nice and cosy. We also decided to try our hand at making our own ravioli, Spinach and soft cheese.. It was extremely yummy and even more satisfying realising how easy it is to make your own ravioli.
We spent part of Sunday at a local craft fair and it was great getting out and seeing some of the artisans in the area. I’ve found a wonderful lady that dyes yarn using plants from her garden. The Alpaca lace above was actually dyed using cochineal, but trust me the other yarn colours from the garden were absolutely stunning. Makes me want to get on and plant my dye garden that’s been percolating in my head for about a year now. I love the idea of dyeing up yarns using my own plants, but I suppose it would really help if I actually experienced dyeing yarn first. *blushes* I’ve had all the gear for a LONG time, but it just seems that I’ve never quite got around to having a go.. I’m always great at the conceptualising, but the actual execution seems to be just out of my grasp. That is about to change. I’ve had a friend ask for a custom-dyed knitted item and I have just the right things for it, so I think tomorrow I shall start on my first ever dyeing experience… wish me luck! 🙂
One last thing before I tuck in to some very, very late lunch. I’ve had a couple of people contact me with regards to the last post I made, on how the lists are actually compiled. This is what the Wikio website says:
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Hope that helps!!