Today is one of the hottest days we’ve had for a while (which is saying something, because everyday is hot here…). I’m hoping the neighbours didn’t see me in a wool hat standing on the balcony taking pictures of myself.
It was bright out as well.
Looking like my big 40 birthday is rapidly approaching. I don’t wear much make up here, it just sweats off, and I definitely need a haircut, but will wait another 10 days and get it done in Western Australia.
Here’s the top of the hat. I love the colours in this yarn.
Pattern is Runway . A donation of the pattern sales goes to a worthy cause. You can find more details about my hat here.
I did this as a KAL. I might have been a bit too speedy, so far only one person in the group has posted a progress picture… I guess I have no life…
Because I’m not just a one trick pony, there has also been some sewing going on.
Finally working up some of those
many placemat panels I bought before we left South Africa.
As you can see they don’t sit square – they are printed skew on the fabric. But I’m hoping that when they are around the table individually it won’t matter. These are earmarked for Christmas gifts.
Finally, one last batch of the purple merino measured and caked up. 173 metres to 75 grams.
It’s super soft and fluffy. Since I have a whole bunch of this colourway I’m going to need to find a big project for it.
Father’s Day here today. We started the day with a cooked breakfast and will probably go out for lunch. We can’t go out for dinner because it’s too dangerous to drive back home in the dark. Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl have been down to the lake to feed the giant fish.
In other news, yesterday I went for a walk with Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl. I managed. I did start to feel a bit sore on the homeward leg – and we didn’t go far…I did have to take some anti-inflammatories when we got home, but there were no major repercussions this morning. So I can see progress happening slowly.
This year we’ve planted a little garden. We’ve put in tomatoes, cucumber, rock melon, and courgettes. When I find some pots so that it can grow in the shade we’ll plant some basil. One thing that is a surprise to us is how fast things grow. The cucumbers came up three days after planting and I swear you can see them get bigger from one day to the next. I’ll take some pictures this afternoon when things cool down a little.
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