I'll tell you, summer has come and gone WHAM! it is day after day of high temperatures over much of the country and so hot so early in summer! Even my sister said she can take 40 degrees in Argentina over 24 degrees here in New Zealand. The New Zealand and Australian sun is A LOT hotter and you can get sunburnt seriously in 4 or so minutes.
I'm hibernating inside with windows wide open and sometimes the aircon on with high humidity. I still prefer windows and doors wide open even in high humidty!
If I get the dishes done every day or a load of laundry folded up, I think I've done well for the day! Ha! I've the best husband who does not mind at all, and if i want to knit and sew all day long, it's fine with him - after all this is my time off after years of mentally and physically draining myself. Five more staff from school leave next week - I've lost count of how many of us have left this year!
Anyway - linking up to the lovely Thistlebear and her "winter" (ooh I'd LOVE some real winter right now!) craft party.
I've been slowly knitting away at my Gingerbread - it was started in April and I am determined to finish it by the end of this weekend hopefully. I've learnt A LOT! Wrap and turns; cap sleeves (so very, very clever with me, at the start, muttering going what on earth is she doing here? But it worked!), tubular cast off (wow!) and the fanciest wrist and bottom of the jersey pattern I've ever seen and knitted! Libby, the pattern designer, is ever so helpful and we had a long conversation yesterday over how i was reading the pattern (wrongly!). She got me back on track - yippee.
Such a delight this pattern is - I had put it down for months, as it wasn't study knitting material with it's fancy (to me!) work. Highly recommended!
I've a new bench seat in my bedroom and love looking over at my finished quilt and sock wool blanket, as well as a wee mug rug (the first one I've ever made!). I've plenty to keep me crafting this summer too. Anyone else crafting?