Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Small Delights

"A multitude of small delights constitute happiness." Charles Baudelaire

And those small delights HAVE to be chocolate related!
There is something in the air this week. I think it is related to the Full Moon in Sagittarius at the end of the week. This is supposed to be auspicious for Sagittarians, and as a silly sag, I am using it as an excuse for the weirdness I am feeling. And the hope that something rooolllly rooolllly cool is just around the corner!

I feel that there is change in the air. But I just cant put my finger on what is about to change. Job, house, relationship. How about it all!!

So gentle readers, this is what I have been working on.

A beret (Jo Sharp Knit 3) from Cleckheaton Vintage Hues in the purple colourway. I seem to be starting a collection of berets, one soon to be made out of this colour.
Hence, the question How many Berets and Beanies are enough for one person? I think I shall gift this purple one away.

And finally the Big Bad Baby Blanket that I am making for Sadie and Lance's big bad baby!!
I am TOTALLY in love with this yarn. 4ply Merino, handyed from The Knittery (Coral Reef Colourway). Ahh Daphne, I think you are the goddess of craft in human form!

It is true. It really is the little things that make you smile!


gemma said...

hi, love the beret. What number is that colourway? and better yet, where did you buy it? All I seem to see is really rather bland grey/pastel colours at Scablight, and I have not yet headed into town to check out Tapestry Craft in York Street. Thanks
ps I buy lots from the Knittery too, have you tried the silk/merino blend its lovely.

Jejune said...

I think you're right about the happiness in life coming from small things. I have a wonderful quote from Jackie French along the same lines, but I can't find the book I wrote it in just now... I'll get back to you on that one!

The Knittery yarn looks totally delicious - will you be able to part with it?!

Jejune said...

Duh, just found the book. OK, here's what Jackie French said in a speech at the Women's Gathering in Bega, in October 2005 (from my notes, so somewhat paraphrased).

"Decide on what paradise you want in your life; clean water, good conversation of a night, fresh fruit and vegetables growing in your garden, music, laughter... the joy of life lies in these small details, these little things. Deciding to create these in your life can have massive consequences, and bring about huge changes for the better."

Nora said...

Love your yarn/colour choice for the BBBB. So beautiful. And where did you find the Cleckheaton Vintage? I don't think I've come across it.

SadieandLance said...

Yes I too love the BBBB colours and just the BBBB in general!! Look at u outing ur surprises so soon!!! Love ya. And a little karate kick from the big bad baby xxx