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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WIP Wednesday

I was too irritated to write anything yesterday.  It's been a bit too hot at school recently - it's about 30 degrees inside and about 32 outside, just because everywhere is concrete and a suntrap, so by the afternoon has got lovely and hot.  The kids are ratty, we are ratty and it is just no fun at all.  But coming home to watch the girls play naked in the paddling pool is wonderful fun, and the odd accident from a not interested in potty training Hattie is nothing to worry about.

It's officially too hot to work on blankets, and I couldn't bear a third week of the massive crocheted thing which doesn't look that different to the untrained eye, so I picked up my Peacock Mittens.  They are tiny little things on tiny little needles, so they don't make me feel too hot, and they are colourwork, so they are very easy to make.  They'll need a good wash when they're finished though, the cream is getting a bit grubby.

It's not the world's greatest photo, but you get the general idea.  The pattern is Mystery and Manners by SpillyJane, the yarn is Rowan Cashsoft 4ply (cream) and Sparkleduck Socka (peacock), the needles are 2mm, wood and metal - sat on the wooden ones, lost a handful of the metal ones.  They have gone, it's ridiculous.  I think I must have left them in South Africa.

The list, for those interested:

Alphabet Blanket for Noah (more yarn ordered, on its way apparently)
Peacock Mittens (see above)
Granny's a Square Afghan (gettting there, only 5 large granny squares and 24 small ones to go)
Idlewood (still yarn)
Owl Blanket (on hold)
Hexipuff Quilt (probably not, might swap out)
Paper Dolls (still going)
Elephant blanket (still yarn, need to borrow pattern again)
Something else
Something from the queue 


  1. Love the mittens the colourwork is lovely. This hot weather is designed more for small projects I always think.

    I really like the yarn...and pattern.
    Always a fun morning on WIP when I can peek in and see what everyone is up to.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

  3. A small project on tiny needles is really the way to go in this heat. The peacock coloured yarn is gorgeous!

  4. It's hard knitting/crocheting in the heat isn't it. I can do a bit in the morning when it's cooler but after that I don't want to touch it until the evening and then only for a short time. I like your mitts :)

  5. I find it really hard to knit anything in the heat, especially not a huge blanket like that! And the mittens are really lovely, love the colour choices