Saturday, 13 July 2013


I am sure it has been a long, long time since I titled a post like this. Those that grew up in the UK in the 90s will have read that in the voice on an excited Caroline Merton and may well start going "a fer fer fer, a fer fer fer, pour favor". But despite the BBC breaking the story that the Met Office has no official definition for one, we are in the midst of a heatwave.
July in London 2013
It means that by the time I've got home I've not felt in the least like putting a hot laptop on my lap hence the lack of blogging. Which means I am waaaay behind in displaying what I got in the Birthday Swap on Ravelry.
I was terribly lucky! It actually arrived on my birthday too although the post office held it until the saturday. I love everything and if I weren't so warm the scarf would by now have been put to extensive use. Roll on winter! Except, you know, in November.

The heat means I've only done a few rows of knitting at the end of the evening when it really has cooled down. So the pop spots shawl continues slowly. I've been working on smaller projects instead that don't need to sit in your lap. So the french knot clock face is now in residence!
French knot Clock face
I rather love the pinboard it is on.
A drawing by Nickerjac's little boy, a heart shaped leaf Mary Contrary gave me, my medal form the 10 mile night hike I did for Maggie's, postcards and tickets reminding me where I've been and what I've seen and lots more. There's even a perler star my little brother made me when he was about 3. He just graduated yesterday so that goes to show how old some of these memories are! It's something I'll miss if I do end up in Japan but a new one will undoubtedly appear over there and this one will be carefully dismantled and packed away ready for when I come back.

Speaking of which...KNITTING AND CRAFT BOOKS GOING CHEAP. I have 40 listed on ebay ending between Sunday and early next week. Everything starts at 99p so you can get some real bargains. My little flat is looking noticeably emptier - at least to my eyes. Pooch still claims it's stuffed with nonsense - but then he is fairly nonsensical himself.

There will be more to come in the next few days about the other little projects I've been making. For now - I am going to sit back and read and enjoy the heat!

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