Our school holidays are nearly over.
Unlike most other schools, we got a couple of extra weeks.At the beginning and at the end. Don’t ask me why….maybe it is so that we can get a spot at the best campgrounds or are able to go to the Zoo without everyone else….and I don’t mind. We have had a great time holidaying. It has been a good summer and it is not even over yet.
But things are starting to wind down, we are trying to get back into some kind of a routine and I am making feeble attempts at getting the house into some kind of order. I have been a bit slack, ahem….every time I look at the kid’s bedroom and start at sorting clothes and books, the outside calls and we are out of the door again.
And as inconsistent we have been in our days, so has my crafting been. The days have been too busy to pick up a project.
I am still knitting away on my Trendy Chale, with the magic ball of lace that is never-ending. I have finished the second ball of Rowan Kid Silk, but the lace is still there, and its looking like I will need at least 2 more balls of Kid Silk to finish this mammoth project. But it is going to be a fluffy, soft and huggable kind of scarf. Dazed by its simplicity and featherweight. That’s right. And you might want to check out the Trendy Chale Gallery, should you want to make yourself one of these cozies. They are very trendy in Paris, oh oui…..
So, while I am knitting rather sporadically and mindlessly, others seem to be getting busy.
Quite a few skeins of Sierra have found a new home. Which is just perfect if you want to start your autumn knitting regime. 50%/50% Wool and Cotton makes for just that. Not too hot and not too cool. And not just that, but adding wool to a cotton cardi gives the fabric a bit more memory and give and might help with retaining its shape a bit longer. A lovely customer is knitting this lovely Eyelet Cardigan with Sierra.
Some Madelinetosh Light has gone to become a Hay Cardigan.
I have just put in another order for Cascade Wool and this time I am eagerly awaiting new 220 colours, some Lana d’Oro (Wool/Alpaca) and lots of Eco Wool. I am especially looking forward to the Eco Wool. With a whopping 250g per skein in natural colours, this is a fantastic yarn to knit warm, rustic blankets with. You know, something neutral and natural, earthy and hardy. Since I am not knitting that much at the moment, I have collected some ideas of things I ‘could‘ be knitting…
First on the list would have to be this Big snowy Owl
And Aidez seems to be very popular and if I had the stamina, I would so do it….
And I love Misselthwaite, because I love The Secret Garden…
Idlewood is just ueber cool and the cowl neck in particular has won me over.
Rosamund’s Cardigan has been out for a while and always pops up for me as a lovely cardigan with lovely detail.
This Fisherman’s Pullover is on my list for this year’s boy jumper.
And Anastasia is maybe the one for me…..
So, maybe next week, when the kids are back at school and things return to a more predictable routine, with school lunches, horse riding lessons and regular knitting times, I will progress a bit quicker with my WIP and move on to something new. But then I am sure to miss the noise and mess of three little ones, and the 10 UNO games a day we play, the impromptu trips to our local water hole for a quick cool down.
I hope your summer is progressing nicely. Are you finding your rhythm again after a long break? Any little ones starting their first day at school?