Friday, 16 December 2011

Little Things

Final day of term over. Done with. Everything brought home, and already washed. Dog walked and fed. Cats fed (numerous times throughout the day). House clean. Husband still at work until tomorrow afternoon. Children at their Belo's for a sleepover.

Hence my choice of Chamomile from the Druid Plant Oracle for today's post, indicating a time of calm and rest. I really like the detailed artwork of this deck, and I am familiar with all the plants used for their own practical herbal sake, rather than a 'Druidic' connection. I wish someone would commission the artist Will Worthington to do a proper English/European herbal deck - I used to own the Herbal Tarot some years ago, but it didn't resonate so well because many of the herbs were specific to the USA.

So my plan for this evening consists of staying up late - just because I can (no alarm clock, no kids) and knitting 3 extra repeats of Chart A of Karise ... seeing as how I am using laceweight and it is written for fingering/4ply. I am sulking at it a little bit right now as as there are 108 stitches on one side (correct) but only 107 on the other (incorrect) ....

But then, this cheered me up:

Yes, rubbish photo but it's been dark and snowing/sleeting/raining all day. It is Destructo Boy's deceptively simple Xmas sweater. Here's a far better photo of the buttons:

Aren't they just fabulous ? I got them from Mollimoo on Folksy - do have a look, she has some very pretty things, and with friendly service too.

And on the back:

Because as Mr.Kitten said on this blogppost, nothing says Christmas like a skull and crossbones.

And do you remember me wondering about the somewhat odd buying system of the Garn Studio/Drops website ? Luckily for me, my friend Mags offered to act as my pusher dealer facilitator, and thus procured for me some yummy alpaca 4ply, and 2 skeins of laceweight just for the heck of it, which arrived this morning.

What's that ?

Yes, one of the laceweights is black. 

What'd  you say ?

You're absolutely right, I don't know what I was thinking. Probably I was caught up in the rush of actually being able to get hold of some Drops stuff.

Now, do you see the small crinkly looking package on the right ? No ? Try now:

Next to the lovely Xmas card is a pack of jenuwine Stroopwafels. Read 'em and drool, Hestia - they're MINE !

Please do check out other lovely FOs at Tami's Amis.


  1. That is such a cool sweater!

    Hope you have a lovely week and enjoy the lay-in tomorrow. (I am starting to think about nice ways to mark the Winter Solstice... do you have any ideas or traditions?)

    Anyway happy holidays


  2. Wow, what a great present! I saw the first picture and though, oh, nice and plain... but the back is awesome :-)

  3. Thank you so much for my mention! What a beautiful home for them to find, love the skull & crossbones on the back! Have a wonderful Christmas Xx

  4. Amazing sweater! I hope he loves it. The buttons are awesome.

  5. Very awesome sweater! He is one lucky boy! And yeah for the yarn! And the stroopwafles

  6. LOL, interesting sweater, you certainly won't see anyone else with that.


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