Sunday, 11 November 2012

NOVEMBER TREATS.....


This was last evening's November sunset, at around about 4.10p.m. We had just got out of the car, to go and order our wood burner and arrange for the fitting. As I captured this stunning sky, behind me was a rainbow, albeit too feint to photograph successfully. It had been a really dull and wet day too, so the lovely evening was an extra special surprise.


At last, after stashing the yarn for  couple of months now, a new 'blankie' has officially been born.   On finding out that little Sophie will indeed be welcoming a baby sister next March, it seemed fitting to make a start! I showed you the first stripe last time. Just feast your eyes on this snuggly, colourful, stripy goodness.......





It is just the best relaxation ever and so amazingly satisfying to see the colour combinations emerge, each one snuggling in so happily next to it's neighbour. Bliss!

I do need to get Sophie's little Dougie scarf completed soon though, as it is a Christmas gift for her. I have been managing a few rows here and there, but it is quite a lengthy process, as the scarf is made double width and then folded and seamed. It will give a lovely warm, thick fabric when complete.


I would prefer a fairy to wave her magic wand over it though, as the draw of the pretty 'blankie' stripes is just too great. I managed to get the majority of my schoolwork done yesterday,  so this morning were able to go out and enjoy a stroll in the park with Oscar, soaking up the pale November sunshine and crunching through the leaves. Heaven!




13 comments:

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The blankie is so bright and cheerful.
By wood burner I assume you mean woodstove for heat? Best investment I ever made... warm radiant heat soothing to the soul.
I can imagine Oscar enjoyed his walk, smelling all the leaves and picking up the different scents.
Have a lovely week.
Susan x

josiekitten said...

That blanket is looking gorgeous, I can see why you want to keep picking it up! I'm sure Oscar will like the woodburner too, Florence does! Have a good week! xx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! How nice for Sophie to have a sister! This stripy blanket is so sweet! I wish I could have time for that. And Sophie's scarf - all the set is amazing and she will look so super wearing it!
Colours on your blanket are just from the fantastic sky!
I wish you great week - so nice to 'meet' you every Sunday! Hugs from Teje & Nero

AnnaPrasad said...

What gorgeous autumn pictures and the blanket is looking amazing already. And as I said on Ravelry, I love the scarf! Have a fab week. Anna

Lynne said...

What beautiful photos, the sunset is amazing! I do like the blanket, and Sophie's scarf looks great. Good luck with the rest of it. :)

kate said...

Wow, that November sky is stunning!

Love the blankie.

Enjoy the sunshine while it's around!

Lyn said...

Gosh what a colourful post! Just. What is needed on a November day! X

Wyatt said...

Those sky shots, take my breath away...WOW!
Happy knitting and congrats on your expanding family :D

Wyatt's mom

Tracy said...

Oooo... those skies! And your crochet is as beautiful as those colors in the sky, Ros! The blanket is coming along wonderfully. And so thrilled that little Sophie will have a sister to grow up with. Congrats on another girl in the family soon. So happy for you all! :o) ((HUGS))

Mitch and Molly said...

We just love the beautiful colorful blankie!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

melissa said...

oh ros, your granny stripes have me wanting to abandon all my knitting and start an afghan!!!! it's so so beautiful. your new granddaughter is going to love it.

Ewa -Książka ,druty .... said...

that sky is stunning:) ewa

Anita said...

Hi Ros,
Just love the sky photo's, I bet you couldn't resist taking those shots. Sophie's scarf will be lovely to wear when you finish.
Cheers, Anita.