Archive | July, 2010

Just when you think….

13 Jul

that it might cool down…it doesn’t!

We have had this oppressive heat for about 7 days now, with Saturday being the only break from it. I dread to think what it will be like here in another month, when we usually have our hottest weather, given that with the humidity it is 40 plus degrees here. Now, I have to admit, I am not one to complain about the weather, summer, winter, no matter – I live in southern Canada, and we have quite a range of temperature extremes, but hey, I do NOT enjoy the humidity – headaches, poor sleep…grumpy child!

Through all this heat though, I have been knitting!! Yes, you have to sit inside and so something, so you know it would be my first choice. I keep thinking “oh, I should take a picture of this”….and don’t! Note to self!

I have finished, what I thought would be a very easy and quick project, of a cardigan, in Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton. It is drying at the mo. so not a good time to take a pic. I have to say that if you are going to be using this yarn, beware, there were a lot of joins in mine, and of course, when you are making a sweater with stockinette stitch, it becomes hard to hide them! I have also started Daybreak, and Frost Diamonds. Daybreak is for me, I am using 2 colours of BMFA Socks That Rock in Med. Weight – purples, browns that sort of thing. Frost Diamonds will be a present for my MIL, I purchased some Knitpicks Lace Stroll yarn for her a few months ago and thought this pattern would be great…then I read that it was more designed for a heavier yarn….hmmm… what to do…so I have doubled the yarn…..then realized before I cast on the other day, that it calls for about 700 yards, and I only had 440….so another order with Knitpicks was placed…say no more! I really wanted to make this one for her, as it sits on your shoulders, so wanted to find a way to make it work.

That’s all for now, hope you are able to encorporate some knitting into your day!

Summer is Here!

1 Jul