I began Boxing Day 2011.
It took 1700m of yarn.
It has been worked on in 3 countries (New Zealand, Australia, and Nederlands).
I have finally finished (except for weaving in the ends).
Here is the Evenstar in Midnight Blue. (size EU40 shoe for scale)
And here are some close ups.
End of an era. *heaves a sigh of relief*
So much has happened, and continues to happen. Yet it’s all settling down and shuffling itself into a routine now. We both have local mobile numbers and Skype has been set up to keep in touch with those slightly further away.
Letters and postcards are being, and have been, sent to people we love, and with the abundance of beautiful cards available, will continue to be sent too! If you’re so inclined to return the gesture, leave me a message and I’ll email you our postal address! 😉
Himself heads off to the office each day, while I maintain house & home, and work at having merchandise in my store before it re-opens.
Things that continue to take my breath away and bring massive grins of disbelief to my face when I see them are the swans floating down the canals in the centre of town. Doing what swans do, just swanning around. Getting in the way of the boats.
There are so many little alleys to explore, all with hidden secrets and gems to be discovered.
So many times (to the frustration of Himself) we’ll be powering at speed down a street and I’ll stop and veer off to one side to get a closer look at a marionette,
some intricate masks,
or a shop where the entire theme is ROOD! (red) (I’ll take one of everything!!!)
I could spend a lifetime exploring these streets. Everyday there is something new and different to find, explore, and experience.
Oh! And I’ve been knitting too! I’m finally on the edging of the shawl I began on Boxing Day back in Robinsons Bay!
Just 44 more repeats to go!