CAL Progress Report!

I’ve gotten back into my Sophie (Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015) and have been working on it as much as I could over the weekend.  I’m only one part behind now, very exciting!  During the last couple of parts I had begun to think that my colours were way too out there, and that I either had too many or it was just too busy.  However now that it has the green butterfly border to it, it has calmed right down, and that large amount of green links the rest of the blanket together – in my opinion anyway 🙂  Can’t wait to see the finished product.  If I did another Sophie, I would probably do it all in one varigated yarn – those Sophie’s look really interesting and I’d like to do one at some point for the bed.

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Holiday Hiatus

The last ten days have been, well, AMAZING.  My sister and her family stepped onto Tasmanian soils for the very first time, and we’ve spent the last week gallivanting across the countryside seeing amazing national parks and secret crystal white beaches.  I’ve had an absolute ball and it will be a sad day on Friday when she finally has to fly home.

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As you may be aware, she began to get jealous of my crocheting exploits and starting crocheting herself a couple of weeks ago.  Well, we’ve had a lovely time in the evenings over the last week working on our granny squares for the Crochet-Along that we are involved with.  My latest finished square is below, although the green yet again looks yellow in this photo (this is what happens when you don’t wait to take photos during daylight hours!).

Square 5I loved the granny ripple pattern, and can totally see myself making a whole blanket out of it for my nieces.  My great aunt made a granny ripple blanket for both my sister and I when we were babies, and we both still have the and use them everyday (I actually curl up under it on the couch and crochet!).  I’d like for my nieces and children (if I have any in the future) to have that same family connection.

Spring Has Officially Sprung!

Another morning on the farm provided ample opportunity to take photos of evidence that Spring has finally arrived.  The garden is full of gorgeous colours and scents, it’s hard not to be happy when surrounded by such things!

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My local fruit and vegetable store sits next to a beautiful field of Daffodils, which of course are going berserk here at the moment.  These and the wattle trees flowering everywhere are just covering the landscape in yellow – driving through the mountains to get to the farm and I almost drive off the road trying to get a glimpse of the yellow trees scattered up the mountainsides…

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The Fire in the Sky

I’m not a morning person.  If it were up to me, I’d be sleeping in until mid morning and if someone wanted me up before then they’d have to hook me up to a caffeine drip half an hour before dragging me out.  Since I live half an hour outside of Hobart I catch the bus into work, meaning I’m usually loitering at the bus stop very early every morning.  Unfortunately due to it being the middle of winter – and the fact that it’s so cold here even the sun doesn’t want to hang around any more than it absolutely has to – I have been leaving the house in the dark and coming home in the dark.

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Until now! The days are getting ever slowly longer, and I’ve been catching some CRACKER sunrises as I wait for the bus.  I guess there are some perks to being conscious this early.