Fireworks,the moon and coloured yarns.
I love the mix of electric lights and sunset here.
Then as part of the towns seaside festival there were fireworks and once again pictures are from the front of the house over roofs. I think Mr Mog did well to get them as clear as he did.
They certainly brightened the night sky.
As I'm writing this there is the sound of old planes going over. All part of the seaside weekend. Mr Mog said he thinks we've had spitfires and a wellington. I saw planes:) Not well up on types but the sound was glorious yet frightening. Glorious for the sound old engines make,frightening because from a very young age I've dreamt of planes and air raids. All that even though I wasn't born until the early 50s. Race memories or previous life? All I know is that old planes trigger something.
I sometimes walk a fine line between sanity and despair when memories come back. Guess we all do to some extent.
Answering comments and emails, yes I have a copy of the White Goddess, it is very battered and the cover is off it but I've read it and consulted it many times since my nan gave it me in 1962, this edition was published(according to its roman numerals) in 1961. Just looking at it now it opened at the battle of the trees and I'm reminded of the song of the same name by Rush which I love:) I'm still thinking over the film Zeitgeist and what my feelings are, what I believe. It has made me reassess and that is good. I think sometimes it is easy to sink into complacency and live life by auto pilot. For me getting out of auto pilot and enjoying each day for what it is, is important. I don't always succeed but I try. I realised I had lost some of my mindfulness and awareness with the stuff that has been going on, both for me and for Mr Mog. I woke this morning with joy and a silly head on me so I've been making the most of it. We had a look at the car boot, first time in months. I found a jam pan for £1, perfect for dyeing in.
I finished the orange Irn Bru socks last night and here you see them sunning themselves amongst the daisies.
Don't they look cheery?
Then they hung around in the tree with the pumpkin but it is too early for Samhain.
Close up of the eye of peacock heels:) I really enjoyed using a solid colour for a change. In fact it inspired me so I decided to dye the next 3 months suggested colours.
Browns for October
Gold/yellow for November
Red for December.
Oh and as I am still much taken with variegated I did a skein with vivid violet, cerulean blue and turquoise. Just because I could:)) That is my favourite up to now, however once skeined or wound into a ball and knit I may just change my mind:)
Yellow is hidden a little, but notice the jazzy gloves? Didn't want to dye my hands. We also made another batch of fizz bombs for the bath . The house smells delightful because I decided to use patchouli oi to perfume them.
Oh and Mr Mog re hennaed my hair yesterday so I'm amber once more:)
Phew think we are up to date:)
Oops no, I've started a sock in the Noro sock yarn and so far, so good. I love the colours, murky mud going into purples on the cuff. But there are promises of brighter showing further into the skein so watch this space.