Monday, 6 February 2017
Thistle Bear "winter" project link party and winners
It is incredibly hot today. Of course! Schools have gone back so the real summer has started. Many schools have zero cooling in classrooms... on the deck it is 32 degrees ! Tomorrow is scheduled to be even hotter.
As I am a wimp, it is too hot for me to go outside much, so I've been baking for a sick colleague (bit crazy I know!) and and knitting and doing university work. I have joined up with Thistlebear and her "winter project link up" (except it's summer...). I only started this 2 weeks ago and am more than half way through the last bit which is the front. It has been a fabulous knit with the pattern easy to follow and knit (unless you forget where you are... I highly recommend stitch markers at every set of 9 stitches!). I am knitting it in wool which I bought in Hong Kong last year - Lang Thema Nuova - a merino superwash. It is gorgeously soft to knit. I've never seen this wool in New Zealand before. It is a 5ply and the pattern does call for an 8 ply, so I am hoping it works out okay.... it looks like I'll have a few balls left over too.
Go and look at the other winter projects - it is a neat way to see what other people are crafting!
The two lucky winners are: - cotton goes to Creative Mumma ; the moomin notebook goes to Kerrie. Send me your addresses ladies to email@example.com and I'll get these in the post later this week.