The weather has been unseasonably warm here in Ireland this past week we are reaching daily temps of the high 20’s, virtually unheard of for our part of the world. It’s been so hot most of the evenings we have turned the hose on the children to cool them down before bed, that’s been a lot of fun seeing them running about in it, pics of that to follow.
During the day though after jobs are done early I take my garden chair out to the shade where the children gravitate towards as well, I take my knitting or whatever project I’m working on and sit out. This weather I figure has to be enjoyed when it comes, the last time I remember it being this warm was 1995, the year I first met my husband.
Anyway sorry I digress, where were we, ah yes, chair knitting fine weather !
Well I got some finishes in this week, so much so that I’m trying to sort out what projects are coming next!
I gave Mrs Bunny (as the children have called her) her face and Lady Evelyn has just loved her, taken to her no problem, whew !
The tea cosy got finished as well. This I called Citrus Peel as the colours just reminded me of lemon and orange peel lol. It is so bright and cheery in my kitchen. This was also a project I turned in for my Harry Potter Transfiguration class. Something I’d turn into if death eaters called to the house, ok so to understand that you’d need to be a HP nut, like me and the children lol.
Early last night saw me finishing off the socks that were on the needles. These were my first toe up socks and were easy once you got past the tricky toe casting on part but I’m sure with practise I’d get used to that also. I don’t know do I like knitting these as much as cuff down but there are more advantages to doing toe up, the biggest being getting a better fit.
These socks are for Ruairí which he very kindly modelled for me this am in the garden, excuse the bruises but these were gotten in the very important play of a 5 1/2 year old in shorts playing superheros and all other sorts of games in the garden this past week.
Thank you for all the tips on names for these socks. I finally settled on Birch Sands, so many of you were right they do look like the colouring of birch trees, something I should have spotted myself considering I have four silver birch trees at the front of my garden ! The sand part comes because I have the beach on my mind only I can’t face the crowds that would be at one in our weather I’d be gone. I love the sea !
So that’s the finishes for the week. I have also worked on my shawl Leprechaun this I can only work on in the evenings as lace work is not the best thing to work on with small children running around your feet lol.
One of the upcoming projects I mentioned last week was a clock. This is the clock that I started to transform with the children yesterday. It looks lovely up close but when up on the wall was confusing to read to I’m changing it. I’m slowly adding in lots of yarny things into my sitting room and kitchen !
The only clue I’ll give is I’ve named this projected Cool Mint Tic Toc
Projects to be worked on this week are the Leprechaun Shawl, Tic Toc Clock, Another Pair of socks will be cast on, Milo Vest and a Beanie hat of sorts for James as his birthday is coming up in August and you know how he likes his beanies !
Here is the YOP list amended to give the links to the patterns on my projects page, dont’ forget keeping my projects page updated was one point I wanted to do this year.
HATS AND COWLS
Just before I leave you here are some summer fun pictures with the family, more of these on Tuesday when I update again on our progress with the chicken run.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else in the group has been up to this week.