This week has been incredibly hot and sticky but not as sunny as the rest of the country. The heat has been unbearable at night making a good nights sleep somewhat elusive. The children finished school this week so hopefully we’re in for sunny days during the summer holidays.
I’ve been working on various items this week – the ongoing retro octagon blanket a spiral scarf and a quick crochet shawl.
The beginnings of the scarf – knitted on a circular needle 6mm, purely for length 6mm. This was quite tricky for the first couple of rows – sat in the sunny with sweaty hands and using a yarn with no stretch properties.
The finished scarf – very quick and
I decided that I really needed to start working in some new colours. I seem to be stuck in blues, greens and purples at the moment. I searched my stash and came up with some Wendy Fusion – Cajun. This yarn is 50% wool and 50% acrylic, it’s quite soft and snuggly and so I crocheted a shawl with it. I used a 6mm hook and it worked up very quickly.
A close up of the openwork chain pattern.
Measures approx. 130cm wide 90cm length.
So we’ve been out in the garden doing some trimming, pruning and sitting in the sun. A few pictures of plants in bloom below.
How vibrant is that colour ?
This was a huge tree that we had to cut down a couple of years ago. I planted it up with a fern which has successfully made it’s home there. It looks like a strange dwarf palm tree but it keeps me happy.
Pinks in full bloom.
Well the rain has arrived and things are cooling down just in time for the summer holidays. I will continue to work away at my octagon’s and hopefully gain some new inspiration for items to make in the coming days.
I have just got a new 10mm crochet hook and may have a go at attempting a crochet rag rug.