Departing from the usual
No really, thank gourd
that finally .... yes, finally! some of my friends have got themselves organised to have a baby girl.
Because now I can finally cast aside all late twentieth century heteronormative gender fascism dogma aside ... and unleash a sudden and profound urge to make something very small, very pretty, and very pink.
Y'know... old fashioned adorable?
Burn me at the stake if you will, but this fairly irresistable urge was brought on by by my holiday knitting project I'm sure of it; repeat after repeat of grey lace (yes I know I love grey, I've banged on about it plenny. But seriously that amount of yarn-overs would send anyone into a torpor after a while).
So now i'm finding inordinate amounts of pleasure in knitting up a small pink inverted triangle masquerading as a cardigan [rav link]
The yarn feels like a little bit of spring as I work it, like the smell of freesias.
So it's a pity in a way that it's now officially Summer.
I'm doing many mods as I go, but I'll write those up when it's finished for anyone interested in the project. So far? Fun, easy, recommended; however we'll see what the finished product turns out like ( I may have to eat my words! no matter I'm used to this and I always make sure those words are tasty and low GI).
And now some more choice shots from Tassie (yes there's no getting away from them I'm afraid)
I fell in love with this place.
Words, or ... my words at least, are inadequate at conveying the spirit of this little beach in Great Oyster Cove.
Somewhere in that midden of shells and twigs is a brand new pair of designer sunglasses which I managed to misplace somewhere between shot #2 and #3.
By now they have been washed out to sea and are on their way to Antarctica.
So . . . if there are any Antarctic seals out there reading this right now and your neighbour has been sporting a new look in accessories lately, could you please pop me an email, I'd really appreciate it. We can work something out, no questions asked!
oh...and the yarn? it's Merino Slim Sock from the Knittery, in Daisy.