Wednesday, 26 November 2014
A Rainy Day, Yarn and Tea - Perfect!
Gorgeous rainy day here. And boy, do our water tanks need it! Already, and we aren't even into summer yet. Looks like a hot, dry, LOOOOONG summer this year.
Until recently I didn't know that this is what I am:
Pluviophile - a person who loves rain. That's me! I feel so refreshed when it rains, and the smell!
Ombrophile - person who loves being rained on. Maybe not so much, although I love weeding in light rain. I think I'm more a watching the rain run down the windows kinda rain lover!
Working on a baby jacket from a vintage Patons book. It is called Puss and there are some lovely examples on Ravelry. Sometimes I just like to knit babywear in bright colours - sock yarn is great for this.
Original photograph from pattern book Patons R30.
And I am reading Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English. I am always drawn into a book like that by photos and this book is simply gorgeous. The recipes sound delicious and all the ideas for gatherings would be such fun.
Here in Australia, we are heading into summer, so two gatherings that caught my eye were the Fruit celebration and the Cookie Exchange for Christmas. The idea of a Cookie Exchange has always appealed to me. Maybe next year, when we aren't moving house on 18th December!
Our peach tree is covered with little green wannabe peaches, so look forward to enjoying them like this little girl.
And look at the gorgeous knitwear. If anyone knows the pattern of that little red jacket or the yellow cardi, I would love to know!
I love this book for the photos alone, but the whole book is great.
Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.