I better start by saying… if the temperature is over 18°C (64.4°F) I am not very productive at all…this week has had quite a few warm days (21/22°C) and thus you will not see much crafting activity. In fact who knows what I did most of the week other than snooze in the shade, water my plants and pick vegetables. I am behind on reading friends’ blog posts too.
I started making fairy heads last Sunday night and haven’t managed to progress them beyond that. I also haven’t started on any lampshades either.
I decided to go ahead and just knit another ‘tooth’ section of the Mostly Warmness cowl without blocking it first. I haven’t watched the video on garter stitch grafting yet, so that is still to do and hopefully will be finished next week.
I have been doing some of the ribbing on the Lake Reed hat.
No progress on my tea towel, it has been too warm to sit in my craft room.
The one thing I did do was go paddling with some friends on Loch Achilty. They were on stand up paddle boards and I was on my husband’s inflatable canoe. The canoe hadn’t been in water since 1989 (they told me this when I got home!). My friend had picked up a wetsuit in a charity shop for £10 for me and it was a perfect fit and purple! I already had a life vest I bought about 10 years ago that hadn’t been used. A couple of sections of the canoe did deflate and there was a stopper missing but I managed to paddle across the loch without sinking.
I have just ordered myself a stand up paddle board and all the bits, so hopefully that will arrive in a week to 10 days. I have been on a SUP a few times previously and had a go on my friends on the way back across the loch with me towing the little canoe, she wanted to swim! So I hope the good weather now sticks around for a bit. Unfortunately no photo of me at the lake but here’s everything drying when I got back.
I am so glad I live so far north and we haven’t been as hot as the south, there’s been some funny memes about Scots melting above 18°C so although I’m English I have adopted the Scottish melting point.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.