Thursday 29 September 2016

Work In Progress....

Autumn has now officially arrived in the Highlands.
Time to wrap up warm!
  This time of year always feels like a new beginning
to me much more then New Year ever has.

Mornings are filled with a lovely crisp chill, drizzly rain during
the day (not so nice) and howling winds at night.
 Our days also feel so much shorter now, living in the north
you really get to appreciate the stark difference
from summer to winter daylight hours.
All snuggled up under a blanket,
sipping fruit tea (my Autumn & Winter drink)
candles glowing and listening to the wind
swishing up the leaves outside, what is not to like,
just thinking about it makes me all happy and cosy!

Whilst I'm on the subject of snugly, I have managed to
fit in some crocheting time to working on my hexagon blanket.
I had a bit of a struggle finding wool to put my hexagons
together with, I always have to see & feel yarn before I buy it for
the first time, living in the Scottish Highlands limits my choice with
only a few wool shops around which are mainly offering synthetic yarns.
Last weekend I finally found what I had been looking for,
a perfectly beautiful medium denim blue in merino wool.
This colour compliments all the others and the crochet hook size needed
is the same as the rest of my hexagon yarns, making it a win win for me. 
Only snag....  there where only two balls left of this wool and
four or five is what I really need to finish this blanket nicely.
I have taken a little bit of a gamble buying those two but the shop assistant
assured me there will be more of this wool arriving in late October.
Fingers crossed!

Pondering over which way looks best for putting the hexagons together....
I played around with a few ideas

....settling on crocheting a single stitch border around each hexagon
in the new wool and then sewing them together.

I LoVe how the boarder makes every hexagon stand out on there own 
whilst still making them look great together.   
If that makes sense?

As I had thought.... two balls of wool aren't enough,
I have run out of wool before I even put all the hexagons together,
so my blanket construction is on hold for now until the resupply arrives.  

In the meantime....
there is plenty of things that will keep me busy
sewing in all the loose ends, for one.  

My head is also bustling with new woolly ideas after I stumbled across
& bought this beautiful alpaca wool whilst searching for that other wool.
LoVe at first sight!
One of those buying just because I LoVe the colour & texture moments,
something I have been trying to stop.
Old habits die hard ....and some clearly take longer then others, I guess!
I have an idea but no firm pattern for this beautiful yarn.
I'm thinking ....a little shawl maybe?
Watch this space!  

There is also a another basket full of wool very patiently
waiting to be worked into a throw for my bed.
The pattern ideas for this are coming together!
 So there is no shortage of cosy woolly projects to keep me going,
all I need now is

....any ideas where I can find that?



  1. I was going to comment about how frustrating it can be to wait but now that I see all that you have waiting for you and I think the time will fly by! I just LOVE your photos and visiting your corner of the world and hearing what's new with you!

  2. Beautiful pictures, and I Think your blanket is going to be lovely.
    I wish You a very nice sunday 🌸


  3. Woooooo nice photos and lovely colors. I love pink and white;)))))))))

    Nice day to you

  4. Hello Anna, yes autumn has arrived here too... It is beautiful with its colours and fresh air..
    Your blanket looks so lovely, nice to wrap around when winter comes,
    I wish you a nice evening and new week,

  5. So lovely colours in the wools!
    And beautiful wool flowers, the blanket will be adorable!

    Have a lovely October!

  6. That first photo makes me happy, long autumn walks through fallen leaves whilst wearing snug boots, bliss!
    I love feeling the seasons turn to autumn and winter and feel for those who don't enjoy them, September brings newness like you say and then there is Christmas to look forward too as well as all the other celebrations in between.
    You were right to wait for just the right shade to join those hexagons because the one you choose is a winner.
    Hoping that the homework issue is going well!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lisa x

  7. All your woolly purchases are quite delicious, and I'm in love with your hexagon blanket......beautiful. As for TIME, I could do with a bit more of that elusive commodity at the moment myself.

  8. So much beauty in these photos and so much yarn envy! Your description of this time of year there even made me feel cozy! I love that you embrace the seasonal change!