It’s been a while since I had a stab at One + Four = Life. The idea is that you take one week and four photos and this mash-up might just tell a story about what’s going on around here.
Let’s give it a whirl and see how we go?
One: Granny Squares
I decided to make some very, very, very bright granny squares. Not sure what/who they are destined for, but I love seeing how random colours work together. Sometimes I think we can try to be too matchy-matchy and coordinated. Often random pairings look super amazing and show us unexpected delights.
I’m using up lots of odds and ends making these. I like doing that because it means I can buy more yarn as a reward for being thrifty. Or something. Do you think that makes sense? It makes sense to me.
Two: Bronte’s blanket
You may or may not know that I looked after my friends’ cat for a few weeks a little while ago. Her name is Bronte and we are really firm friends, having worked together that time she lay on a pillow for a photo in one of my books, and just generally when she’s flicked her tail in approval/disapproval while Michelle and I were working on book ideas.
Bronte and I made these squares while her parents were in Japan and I finally got around to stitching them together and making them less about being cute squares and more about being a cute pet blanket!
Pet blankets are really an under-rated thing. I am going to make more of them, for the pets I know and love. I’m going to give Bronte her blanket as soon as I can. It’s made from 8ply cotton yarn and is worked in Tunisian Crochet, which is really fun and looks like knitting… but it’s not… it’s crochet! Magical, right?!
Three: Snug Life Rug
I can not tell you how much pleasure this little rug is giving me. It’s like a chocolate-biscuit-ish, pompommed surprise, sitting next to my bed.
Every time I look at it, I get a little jolt of joy. Granted it’s not the most HIGH TRAFFIC FRIENDLY rug, but sometimes it’s nice to make cute and special things, just because they are cute and special.
If you want to make one, you can find out how here. It’s so easy. Can you even believe it’s finger-knitted? I KNOW. A four year-old could help to make this and I am not even kidding. ANYONE with fingers can finger knit, guys.
Four: Found gum
The rosellas where I live are particularly hooliganish. They love to strip the flowers from the trees and usually squawk up an absolutely crazy, chaotic chorus as they do. I can’t imagine what they are saying to each other, but it’s probably something like’ Strip the tree! Strip the tree! Woooooooh!’
I like to hunt for the bits of tree and flowers that they drop, when I’m on my walk each day.
Sometimes it’s the pink ones or the reddish ones. Today it was these pretty pale yellow ones. They are off the charts on the Snugglepot-and-Cuddlepie-ometer.
How about you? What have you been up to? Are you doing some fun things? Or is life a bit tricky at the moment? If it is I am sorry to hear it. Darn it. If it’s more the fun department, then I am glad to know that too. Phew.
Thanks for reading. Thinking of you!